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

  • Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/ special guests Rob Barraco, Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph & Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/ special guests Rob Barraco, Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph & Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    featuring Ross James, Alex Koford, Grahame Lesh

    Tue, October 31, 2017

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

    The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $59.50 // $99.50 // $159.50 // $179.50 (ADVANCE) $64.50 // $99.50 // $164.50 // $184.50 (DOS)

    This event is 18 and over

    DJ Jerrbrother will be spinning a set of curated Jerry Garcia tunes in Garcia's before Phil, during set-break, and after the show.

     

    PHIL LESH AND FRIENDS
    PHIL LESH AND FRIENDS
    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
    Venue Information:
    The Capitol Theatre
    149 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573
    http://thecapitoltheatre.com/