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Ex-Bassist for the Grateful Dead Strikes a Deal

#293172 11 months, 2 weeks ago
PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Phil Lesh has logged countless miles on the road as the bassist of the Grateful Dead and, since the late 1990s, in various post-Dead ensembles. But at 73, he is looking for a change.
“I’m done with one-nighters,” he said before a Phil Lesh and Friends show on Friday at the Capitol Theater here. “I’ve been on the road now for 46 years, and I’ve gotten go to a point where I’m jealous of all the time that I waste on buses and sitting around waiting to go on.”

Grayed and wiry, and still visibly in love with music, Mr. Lesh said he had been searching for a way to play regular concerts yet avoid the grinding tedium of the road. He has found it with an unusual deal to work exclusively with one promoter for 2014, putting on 45 shows in just a handful of venues.

You can read the whole article here;
www.nytimes.com/2013/11/04/arts/music/ph...id=fb-share&_r=0

Seems we will get our Phil next year.
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Re: Ex-Bassist for the Grateful Dead Strikes a Deal

#293173 11 months, 2 weeks ago
I just saw that! Well, I'm not sure I'm up for traveling to New York, but I sure hope they set up a webcam there. And I bet TaperRob might hit a few of those. This sounds pretty good!
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#293174 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Chester!

I hope that Furthur returns after the Hiatus with 'Residencies' in major population centers.
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#293175 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Oh, I like the sound of that VIP "Bowling with Phil" package a lot! Maybe I will have to head east.

I wonder what this means for Broomfield and the FirstBank Center, though??

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#293176 11 months, 2 weeks ago
SunshineSue wrote:
I just saw that! Well, I'm not sure I'm up for traveling to New York, but I sure hope they set up a webcam there. And I bet TaperRob might hit a few of those. This sounds pretty good!


LaGuardia airport is about 30 minutes from Port Chester. And the Hilton is an excellent hotel. Only two miles from the theater.
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Re: Ex-Bassist for the Grateful Dead Strikes a Deal

#293177 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Chester wrote:
SunshineSue wrote:
I just saw that! Well, I'm not sure I'm up for traveling to New York, but I sure hope they set up a webcam there. And I bet TaperRob might hit a few of those. This sounds pretty good!


LaGuardia airport is about 30 minutes from Port Chester. And the Hilton is an excellent hotel. Only two miles from the theater.

Well, that sounds a lot easier than downtown Manhattan.
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#293178 11 months, 2 weeks ago
SunshineSue wrote:
Oh, I like the sound of that VIP "Bowling with Phil" package a lot! Maybe I will have to head east.

I wonder what this means for Broomfield and the FirstBank Center, though??

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I think First Bank could be one of the "residencies". But we'll see I guess.
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Re: Ex-Bassist for the Grateful Dead Strikes a Deal

#293179 11 months, 2 weeks ago
And, did you see the part about him being booked for Lockn'? If I read that right. Looks like he's playing there again.
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#293181 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Im stoked for VEGAS!!...
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Re: Ex-Bassist for the Grateful Dead Strikes a Deal

#293186 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Good for Phil, but I hope this doesn't mean the same people scarfing up all the tickets for a 7-night run, etc. The article mentions Nov. 14 in Williamsburg. Is that Williamsburg, VA? 'Cuz that's the day before my birthday & we'd DEFINITELY have to go! Didn't see any shows listed for then...
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