The Baracco / Chimenti Switcheroo


Submitted by -Musical Earth Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:24 am

On December 6 - 9 Dark Star Orchestra's Rob Barraco will join Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring and John Molo for a return of Phil Lesh and Friends: The Q. This reunited all-star cast will perform four rare and intimate shows taking place at Phil's concert venue, Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. With December 5-8 being the last four nights of DSO's Fall Tour, the Phil Lesh camp is sending their keyboardist, Jeff Chimenti of Furthur, to fill in for Rob Barraco.

These special shows include: Dec 5 @ The Egg in Albany, Dec 6 @ State Theatre in Portland, ME, Dec 7 @ The Dome at Oakdale – Wallingford, CT & Dec 8 @ Lowell Auditorium - Lowell, MA.

Dark Star Orchestra are thrilled to work together with the Phil Lesh camp at this capacity and are equally excited to perform four shows with their guest keyboardist, Jeff Chimenti.

DSO starts tour November 15 with its first-ever, already-sold-out performance in Canada at Toronto’s Opera House before embarking on a three-week East Coast tour across New England. The band’s four night New Year’s run starts December 28 at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore before heading up through to Electric Factory in Philadelphia then two nights December 30 and 31 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

The band’s 2013 plans include a recently announced Winter Tour heading from Minnesota to Florida, before a March jaunt to Jamaica for 3 nights with Keller Williams on DSO’s Jam in the Sand festival on the beaches of Negril March 1 – 4. Complete details are available at