Impressive Phil Lesh & Friends Lineup To Play Two Nights At New Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk


LINK TO JAMBASE Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is bringing a new version of his Phil Lesh & Friends ensemble to the brand new The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn September 14 and 15. Phil will be joined by guitarists Jackie Greene and Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans, keyboardist Neal Evans, multi-instrumentalists Karl Denson and Jason Crosby along with The Shady Horns for the Coney Island performances.

Phil’s lineup for the September shows isn’t far off from the version of Phil Lesh & Friends that opened Terrapin Crossroads’ The Backyard outdoor space last month including all three members of Soulive. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 13 at 12 p.m. ET via Ticketmaster.

JAMBASE: Phil Lesh Teams With Soulive, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby & Horns At Terrapin Crossroads


LINK TO ARTICLE ON JAMBASE. Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California presented the grand opening of its new Backyard outdoor space. A version of Phil Lesh & Friends featuring all three members of Soulive, keyboardist Jason Crosby, guitarist Jackie Greene and The Terrapin Horns headlined the concert with two sets and a lengthy encore.

The action started with a Cosmic Twang set that was heavy on Merle Haggard tunes and also included a take on “Ramble On Rose.” Soulive then treated the capacity crowd to a performance that mixed originals and covers such as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From The Sun.”

Phil Lesh, Jason Crosby, Jackie Greene, guitarist Eric Krasno, keyboardist Neal Evans, drummer Alan Evans and a three-piece horn section opened their first set with a “Playing In The Band” sung by Jackie. Greene handled most of the lead vocals for the Phil & Friends’ sets. Songs performed in the opening stanza included the Beatles’ “Revolution,” The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off My Cloud” and takes on “Good Lovin’,” “New Minglewood Blues,” “Sugaree” and “Dancing In The Street.”

The ensemble focused more on Grateful Dead tunes such as “Shakedown Street,” “West L.A. Fadeaway,” “Viola Lee Blues,” “The Other One” and “Franklin’s Tower” in the second set. Greene also led the group through The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” while Phil & Friends worked an instrumental version of “Eleanor Rigby” into the set as well. The evening’s extended encore started with “Deal” > “Turn On Your Lovelight” and ended with covers of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “Not Fade Away.”

Setlist (via

Set One: Playing In The Band, Good Lovin’, New Minglewood Blues, Get Off My Cloud, Sugaree, Revolution, Dancing In The Streets

Set Two: Shakedown Street > West L.A. Fadeaway, Satisfaction, Viola Lee Blues, Alligator > Jackie Rap > Eleanor Rigby > The Other One > Franklin’s Tower

Encore: Deal > Turn On Your Lovelight, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Not Fade Away