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Published: 2013/10/21

Phil Lesh Talks New Band, Terrapin Crossroads, Future Touring

Phil Lesh stopped by “Tales From the Golden Road” on October 13 to talk about a myriad of topics, including his new version of Phil Lesh and Friends which features Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson and more. Lesh also discussed his plans for touring in the future, mentioning he is “off the bus” and will be sticking to shows at his San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads as well as various residencies around the country.

Lesh also took time to discuss his upcoming shows at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre as well as the plan for this upcoming Phil Lesh & Friends tour where the band will focus on six albums over the course of the tour, performing each all the way through along with mixing in original Grateful Dead material.

Check out the full interview with Gary Lambert above.


There are 14 comments associated with this post

Joshua Katt October 21, 2013, 15:38:08

Would be nice if they could keep Furthur active as well by doing similar “residencies”. Port Chester, NY and San Francisco would be natural places given the past…

philkid4life!!!!! October 21, 2013, 15:46:01

those album shows suck and take out all the element of surprise that fans look for in a grateful dead(ish) experience….

shinymetalass October 21, 2013, 16:09:21

Philkid4life…. That would indicated you don’t care what Phil does, as long as he is healthy, playing, and having fun with “us”. You obviously missed the boat on picking your post name. GD albums are really good imho, American Beauty, Working Mans, Anthem, Blues for Allah, shit i could go on. Great albums and well played during the recordings. Ill be their with bells on in anticipation for what transpires!!

Joshua Katt October 21, 2013, 18:17:23

Only saw an “album show” once last month at Lockn, the good news was that I was guaranteed to hear a Black Peter for the first time ever (after 30 shows) but other than that it did take some of the suspense away and the other songs had been done over & over again. God Bless Phil & Bob for doing what they love for so long, I just wish they keep Furthur going too!

Moose October 21, 2013, 19:16:20

@Philkid4life: Think your moniker connotes that you are younger, however, regardless of your age, draw upon whatever, minute bits of possible wisdom attained in your youthful life, and employ (if you have learned so yet) some critical thinking skills and mixed together with some gratitude be appreciative and look forward to what new things can come from these shows as one does not know how things will be played and what might happen, let alone a fresh musical experience shared with you and the band and your fellow audience members. Be good, do well!

Phil Bomb Music October 22, 2013, 08:38:41

Phil has definitely paid his diues when it comes to endless years on the road. But, unless you happen to live in SF, NYC, or Vegas, you may never see Phil in your area again. Phil has every right to pack in the road games. But that doesn’t stop the fact that it hurts. Good luck Phil. Do me a favor, with the ‘residencies’ please no Wayne Newton type nonsense.

dk70 October 22, 2013, 09:30:59

Phil can do no wrong in my book. His first Phil and Friends gigs at the Beacon (late 90s) re-lit the GD spark for me in a big way. His re-interpretations of the band’s canon are always pushing the envelope. Thanks for keeping the grooves humming.

TCinNYC October 22, 2013, 11:18:43

I never thought i’d see Phil play The Lion’s Den (er Sullivan Hall) & i never thought id dance on a yacht around NYC while Phil laid it down, yet i did both in the last 12 months. Phil has provided me so much joy since i first entered his orbit in 1985. Whatever Phil decides to do is A ok in my book. You go Phil

timmy October 22, 2013, 12:03:41

Any time a band or artist plays an entire album is a special show. Especially if it’s a classic album and part of rock history. I can’t fathom why any Dead fan would not want to see this, no matter which members are playing it. It is quite a rare occasion. The only time I’ve ever seen a band do this is when Widespread Panic played their entire “Ma’s Kitchen” album in Chicago a few years back. That was amazing to me.

eric in philly October 23, 2013, 09:02:18

Phil is the man! ....See you in upper darby in 3 weeks WooHoooooooo

MalcolmO October 23, 2013, 16:58:30

Where did the SoundCloud link go? It was there yesterday. :(

zack October 28, 2013, 19:51:09

Furthur at port chester was amazing. I wish I could go but theres no way I could get the money

Tommy November 15, 2013, 20:53:44


chris November 1, 2014, 13:56:33

great show last nite in port chester,ny. ( 10-31-14). john k was playing a violin for a few songs. he is the man!

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