• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band and Steve Winwood

    Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band and Steve Winwood

    Wed, March 14, 2018

    Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $69.50 / $139.50 / $169.50/ $194.50 (ADVANCE) $74.50 / $144.50 / $ 174.50 / $199.50 (DAY OF SHOW)

    This event is 18 and over

    This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

    18 & over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Featuring Jimmy Herring
    Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Featuring Jimmy Herring
    Featuring Jimmy Herring from Widespread Panic.

    LIKE SO MANY OTHER MUSICAL ENDEAVORS THAT PHIL LESH OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD HAS BEEN A PART OF, THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND GREW NATURALLY AND SPONTANEOUSLY OUT OF SOMETHING SPECIAL. IN THIS CASE, IT WAS THE UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT THAT HE FOSTERED AT TERRAPIN CROSSROADS, THE MUSIC VENUE THAT HE RECENTLY OPENED IN MARIN COUNTY, CA.

    USING THE GRATEFUL DEAD SONGBOOK AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR REINTERPRETATION AND AS INSPIRATION TO CREATE ORIGINAL MATERIAL, THE TFB MUSICIANS WERE INSPIRED AS MUCH BY ONE ANOTHER AS THEY WERE BY THE DIVERSE GROUP OF INFLUENCES THAT THEY BROUGHT TO THE TABLE; AS A RESULT, THE MUSIC CONVEYED FRIENDSHIP, RESPECT, WARMTH, AND COMPANIONSHIP FOR LISTENERS AND PERFORMERS ALIKE. 'FAMILY' ISN'T JUST A MONIKER FOR THE GROUP, EITHER. THE FIRST PERSON THAT PHIL BROUGHT ON WAS GRAHAME LESH, HIS SON. FROM THE BEGINNING GRAHAME'S GUITAR CHOPS, POWERFUL VOCALS AND HARMONIC TOUCH HELPED FORM THE BACKBONE OF THE BAND'S SOUND.

    KEEPING WITH THE FAMILY THEME IS ALEX KOFORD, A LONG TIME FAMILY FRIEND WHOM PHIL RECRUITED TO BE HIS DRUMMER. IT QUICKLY BECAME APPARENT THAT ALEX HAD A VOICE TO MATCH HIS DRUMMING ABILITY, AND BEFORE LONG HE WAS PULLING A 'LEVON HELM,' DELIVERING SOARING VOCAL LEADS WHILE POUNDING AWAY ON THE DRUMS. THEN, THERE IS THE MAN OF MANY TALENTS, JASON CROSBY. HE STARTED PLAYING VIOLIN AT THE AGE OF 2, DISCOVERED HE HAD PERFECT PITCH NOT LONGER THEREAFTER, AND THEN PROCEEDED TO MASTER VIRTUALLY EVERY INSTRUMENT KNOWN TO MAN. YOU CAN USUALLY FIND HIM ON THE PIANO OR VIOLIN WITH THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND, ADDING A DELICATE TOUCH HERE, A PERFECT NOTE THERE.LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, IS OUR VERY OWN ROSS JAMES. THE DYNAMIC, BEARDED GUITARIST WOWED CROWDS FROM THE MOMENT HE BURST ONTO THE SCENE AT TERRAPIN CROSSROADS, AND IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE HIS DISTINCT SOUND AND STYLE WERE AS RECOGNIZABLE AT TERRAPIN AS PHIL'S BASS BOMBS. COMBINE ROSS WITH THE TWO LESH MEN, AND YOU'VE GOT ABOUT AS ELECTRIC A MUSICAL FRONT-COURT AS YOU CAN FIND ANYWHERE.

    OVER TIME, THE BAND’S MUSIC HAS DEVELOPED ORGANICALLY, MERGING AND FUSING EACH MUSICIAN’S INFLUENCES (INCLUDING ROCK, FOLK, PUNK, JAZZ, METAL, PSYCHEDELIC, EXPERIMENTAL, CLASSICAL) INTO A HARD-ROCKIN’ SOUND ROOTED IN THE COMMUNAL/COLLECTIVE, TELEPATHIC, EXPLORATORY SPIRIT OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD. WHAT BEGAN AS A HOUSE BAND FOR PHIL’S TERRAPIN CROSSROADS HAS TURNED INTO SOMETHING MUCH MORE, AND THE BAND IS EXCITED TO TAKE THE UNIQUE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND SOUND OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOME TURF AS THEY EXPLORE NEW MUSICAL GROUNDS
    Steve Winwood
    For more than four decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.

    Winwood burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music.
    That extraordinary portfolio of music began at the age of fifteen as the driving force of the Spencer Davis Group. The group enjoyed a string of chart success by way of such enduring classics as “Keep On Running” “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m A Man”. The international success of these singles bolstered Winwood’s confidence and strengthened his resolve to seek out new rhythmic possibilities.

    In 1967, Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group and co-founded Traffic. Beloved for their eclectic style and superbly crafted songs, Traffic routinely defied convention to celebrate a host of perse sounds and influences. Landmark albums such as Mr. Fantasy and John Barleycorn Must Die confirmed their position as one of the most important British groups of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

    Eager to try his hand with other creative partnerships, Winwood left Traffic in 1969 to join a new group formed by Cream guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. The pairing of Winwood with Cream’s Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and later, former Family bassist Rick Grech, created what many critics dubbed rock first supergroup. The international popularity of Blind Faith, the group’s sole album, confirmed their special chemistry. Blind Faith staples such as “Can’t Find My Way Home” continue to rank among Winwood’s finest achievements.
    In 1970, Winwood reformed Traffic and guided a highly successful run founded on such popular albums as Low Heeled Spark Of High Heeled Boys and Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory. By 1975, Traffic splintered as the allure of solo projects and new creative partnerships proved too tempting to resist.

    1977’s solo debut Steve Winwood signaled a bold new artistic direction. Such a shift should hardly come as a surprise for those who have followed Winwood’s distinguished career. Beginning with Traffic and extending through such landmark solo albums as the Grammy Award winning Back In The High Life and Roll With It, Winwood has nurtured a restless creative spirit, mining rich musical traditions such as Delta blues, English Folk, R&B, and West African calypso and merging these perse influences within his own unmistakable sound.

    Winwood’s solo career has yielded a rich catalog of popular songs including “Back In The High Life,” “When You See A Chance,” “Valerie,” and “Higher Love”. His most recent solo album, About Time, has continued that success, earning Winwood one of his highest Billboard chart entries.

    Winwood has since renewed his creative partnership with Eric Clapton. Their expansive CD and DVD Live At Madison Square Garden was nominated for two Grammy Awards and rewarded their many fans with some of the most exciting performances of their careers. Subsequent tours of the United States and Japan make clear the lasting appreciation fans have for their unique talents.

    Winwood continues to perform throughout the world and record new music, furthering his impressive legacy. In addition to his many achievements as a solo artist, Winwood remains in high demand for special collaborations with other artists. His distinctive Hammond organ has graced such classic fare as Jimi’s Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” as well as Miranda Lambert’s recent chart hit “Baggage Claim”.

    It should come as no surprise to learn that many honors have been bestowed on Steve Winwood. He is a recipient of the Ivor Novello Outstanding Song Collection and the Musicians Union Classic Rock Award—honors both voted for by his peers. He has also received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Music from Berkeley College Of Music as well as a second Doctorate from Ashton University in his hometown of Birmingham, England. On June 5th, he will be inducted into the Walk Of Fame in Nashville, TN.

    While rightfully acknowledged for his many achievements, Steve Winwood forges ahead undaunted, continuing to create and perform new and exciting material. He remains one of the most important and influential artists in all of popular music.
    Venue Information:
    The Capitol Theatre
    149 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573
    http://thecapitoltheatre.com/