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Published: 2012/11/09

Dark Star Orchestra to Release Phil Lesh Show

Dark Star Orchestra have released a soundboard recording of the first set of their October 13, 2012 performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The night was a special one as Grateful Dead founding bassist Phil Lesh joined the band for the entire set performing everything from “Jack Straw” to “Feel Like A Stranger” with a highlight of the ‘musical sandwich’ of “Dark Star > Playin’ In the Band > The Stranger > Eyes of the World > Morning Dew > Playin’ Reprise.” This was the first time Lesh joined DSO on stage, joining five other Dead alumni who’ve sat in with the band: Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann, Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten. The download of the show is now available here.

Dark Star Orchestra will perform at Toronto, ON’s The Danforth Music Hall Theatre on November 15. As previously reported, Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti will sub for Rob Barraco for a stretch of shows in December.


There are 33 comments associated with this post

Yossarian November 9, 2012, 17:53:19

Awesome! Can’t wait to check it out tonight! I’m excited to hear some DSO shows w/Chimenti too.

Yossarian November 9, 2012, 17:57:10

Since you mentioned Tom Constanten- you guys should plug the TC & Terrapin Flyer tours. They’re really capturing the 60s Dead sound right now and nobody even knows. I’ve seen them twice in a tiny bar this year.

Melissa November 10, 2012, 13:52:02

Wow! A free download of that incredible show! Very cool DSO!!!

Jim November 14, 2012, 14:34:06

This is cool but their regular bass player is a better musician than Phil by far.

boko johnson November 16, 2012, 14:22:57

yossarian are you that dumb ass that jumped from the balcony while back at a Phil and friends show?

turtle November 16, 2012, 14:24:51

jim you need to have your asskicked for making that comment. nothing against Kevin but you are a horse’s ass.

mikeb November 16, 2012, 14:27:58

turtle how is the weather down there?

Big B November 16, 2012, 14:29:20

Yossarian is that dipshit that jumped from the balcony. thanks a lot asshole you almost landed on my wife.

Zippy November 16, 2012, 14:32:08

you people all suck!!

Anne November 16, 2012, 14:34:42

these people are all phil zone trolls. soon there will be 100s of them here. they are like sharks in a feeding frenzy when it comes to this crap.

Timmy Hoover November 16, 2012, 14:39:46

Shut up Annie!! We are actually from the Ryan Adams messgae board and I have heard PZers are delightful wonderful kind people.

hedspace November 16, 2012, 14:51:40

I’m from the Rat board and you guys can suck it.!!!

PJ November 16, 2012, 14:52:03

are you all Furthur fans? Did you know John K tours with his pet cat and has hair extensions?

Rooney November 16, 2012, 14:55:19

To whom it may concern, please consider releasing the audio for the 10/20 Boulder show. I was overwhelmed with the skillful playing of the guy on digeridoo wearing the J.C. Penney tie-dye.

John Kadlecik November 16, 2012, 14:58:49

So what if I tour with my pet cat Muffen. you all are very mean and not kind Rainbow Family.

Nedb November 16, 2012, 15:04:13

Rian Adams is a pussy!!

Doofious November 16, 2012, 15:05:27

@Anne – want to see my nutsack?

Lynch Mob November 16, 2012, 15:09:03

((((((Lights lantern. Grabs pitch fork and rope.)))))))

Clem November 16, 2012, 15:11:55

9/11 was an inside job. Clem

ComeBerlyn November 16, 2012, 15:43:20

Jam, anyone?

Jakestraw November 16, 2012, 15:47:34


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Jakestravv November 16, 2012, 15:54:52

VVovv !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drew November 16, 2012, 15:57:53

Hey, gang! How’s it going in here? I’m from the Kevinzone, that dude rawks! \m/

Duke November 16, 2012, 16:01:42

I’ll kick yall in the corn hole and spit tobacco in yer eye. Bunch of dick weeds.

Dominic November 16, 2012, 16:06:26

facesitting 1 for 3 or 2 for 5

Paylias November 16, 2012, 18:21:37

Can I have a hug?

R2Me2 November 16, 2012, 18:57:10

Hi… can someone please show me to the adjacent thread?? ... I think I’m lost…

tjw November 16, 2012, 19:45:37

Yossarian should not be using the woed, “Flyer,” in public. What an asshat.

JR November 16, 2012, 19:46:34

What a horse’s ass for even comparing the DSO bass player to Phil.

floop November 17, 2012, 06:14:05

ChiKev goes boom and Reddy goes BOOM! jk. You kNOW Kevin would be the first to say that Phil’s the man.

Zippy November 17, 2012, 06:25:13

I’m an asshat.

MalcolmO November 17, 2012, 15:45:18

Toronto DSO show was moved to The Opera House. Rob says they’ll now come back to Canada at least once a year. YAY!

Bart Connors February 5, 2014, 13:30:57

Yo-Lay off the acid at your next show please! We dont need a repeat of when you thought you could fly, learn to handle your drugs

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