Billy Strings Brings Four Nights of Deja Tu: Return to the Experiment to The Capitol Theatre (A Gallery)
On Feb. 3-6, Billy Strings performed a one-time concert series, Deja Tu: Return to the Experiment, at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y.
Each night before the music began, Strings and his band paid tribute to the Grateful Dead and Dr. Stanley Krippner’s famous 1971 ESP experiments at The Capitol Theatre, by asking fans to telepathically send a visual image to a specific “recipient” somewhere far off-site.
On Thursday, Feb. 3, the folks at The Capitol Theatre projected an image of a feather to Béla Fleck in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, Feb. 4, fans sent an image of a burning candle to Strings’ mother Debra Apostal, in Saranac, Mich., on Feb. 5 Les Claypool served as the special guest receiver who was sent an image of a horse smoking a cigarette in Sebastopol, Calif., and finally on Feb. 6 fans sent a visual image of an owl to Paul Hoffman in Denver.
On all four evenings, Strings and his bandmates: Jarrod Walker (mandolin), Billy Failing (banjo) and Royal Masat (upright bass) played for sold-out crowds elating fans with some of the finest bluegrass and rock the East Coast has seen in quite some time.
Photographer Jesse Faatz captured the action below: