Phil Lesh and Friends Close Fall Tour with Three Sets, Special Guests and a Nudie Jacket
On Sunday Phil Lesh and Friends closed out their extended fall tour with a four hour performance at New Yorks Nokia Theater. As they have on occasion when time permits, the quintet offered a surprise acoustic tweener set as well, consisting of rootsy fair like Attics of My Life, Til the Morning Comes, the instrumental Jerusalem Ridge, Deep Elem Blues and Ripple. For the brief interlude, Lesh picked up the upright bass and dawned one of the colorful nudie sequined jackets the Grateful Dead wore around the release of Wake of the Flood. At the start of Leshs third set, a fan was selected from the crowd to lead a surprise onstage toast to the quintet, which segued into a balloon drop and electric performance. Larry Campbells wife Teresa, a talented musician in her own right, also sang backup on a handful of acoustic selections and Peggy-O at the start of the Leshs third set. Saturdays set was also notable for including Leshs first performance of One More Saturday Night without Bob Weir.
Phil Lesh and Friends will celebrate Jackie Greenes birthday with a performance at San Franciscos Warfield Theater on November 27.