Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh celebrates his 75th birthday tonight with the first of four shows at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The Phil & Friends shows feature Lesh on bass along with guitarist Warren Haynes, keyboardist Rob Barraco and drummer John Molo, with guitarist Eric Krasno playing March 15 & 16 and guitarist Barry Sless on board March 18 & 19.
Lesh has been busy recently at his Terrapin Crossroads music venue in San Rafael, CA, with Phil & Friends and his recently-formed band Communion. Lesh is leading a twice-a-month series of concerts at Terrapin Crossroads throughout 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead.
He is also scheduled to play with Communion at the May 14 “Dear Jerry” Garcia tribute at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland and at the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” shows July 3-5 at Chicago’s Soldier Field.