Phil Lesh Stories

Bobby & Phil Will Close A Six Date Duo Tour With A Pair Of Chicago Shows

Well, I thought we were lucky when Phil broke out of his Terrapin Crossroads & Shapiro-venue exile for a pair of Riviera shows earlier this year.But Chicago's luck continues -- we a hosting a full third of the shows on Bob Weir & Phil Lesh's first ever duo tour.The March 10th and 11th...

First Installment Of Terrapin Crossroads Documentary Series Released

Last Week, Phil Leshs California venue Terrapin Crossroads hosted Everyone Loves Terrapin, a series of Everyone Orchestra shows that featured a star-studded lineup including the Grateful Dead bassist himself. Now, filmmaker Todd Kushnir has released the first video of a mini-documentary series titled Everyone Loves Terrapin that captures the weekends performances.The band consisted of...

Phil Takes Chicago | 10 Bullets, 30 Photos, 5 Videos & 2 Streams

Photos: John 'Nunu' ZomotAt age 77, there's little that Phil Lesh needs to prove.  And that's the genius of the Grateful Dead bassist, he doesn't fall comfortably into any narrative.  His very appeal lies in his ability to march to his own beat (bass lines?). So rather than try to recount the entirety...

Phil Lesh Will Return To Chicago This Fall

I never thought I'd be saying this, but Phil Lesh will return to Chicago this fall!After years of only playing select venues outside of his own Terrapin Crossroads and Peter Shapiro controlled events/venues like Brooklyn Bown, The Capitol Theater and Lockn Festival, this is a pleasant surprise for his Midwest fans.He and...

Throwback | Phil Lesh Plays Stand-up Bass [Video / Audio]

Red Rocks is always a special tour stop, but Phil Lesh and Friends made it extra cool on September 29, 2007 when they dropped three sets including an acoustic interlude.  But acoustic sets don't always mean acoustic instruments for the bass player -- on this day it did.Check out a few videos from the set....

Videos | Phil & Bob In Many Forms @ Lockn '17

[instagram id="BYV6yEnh5ic"]Lockn' is a Pete Shapiro production, so you can reliably expect some Grateful Dead in the mix every year.This year, both Phil Lesh and Bob Weir had both scheduled and unscheduled appearances -- on the main stage and elsewhere.  Let's take a review through video...The first big...

A Dozen Gregg Allman Tributes, Ranked

Gregg Allman's death was a hard hitting one for anyone -- and there are plenty of us -- who was affected by his music. Of course, one proper way to acknowledge his contributions is to sit down with your favorite Allman's recording (I'll forever choose The Fillmore Concerts) and have a deep listen...

Watch New Clips From Long Strange Trip: Types Of Deadheads, Al Franken Interview

More clips have emerged from the much-anticipated Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip.The first, about a minute in length, features author Steve Silbermans breakdown of the different types of Deadheads that would attend the bands shows.Silberman references fans choice of seating in front of Phil or Jerry, spinners, sober Wharf Rats, the...

Chasing The Light, A Unique Storytelling Event With Photographer Jay Blakeberg

For those fortunate enough to have caught of one of Phil Lesh's retrospective shows celebrating a year in the life of the Grateful Dead at Terrapin Crossroads, you were treated to a freewheeling one-on-one interview with Lesh prior to the show.That interview was conducted by noted rock photographer Jay Blakesberg, and he...

Lockn' In Review | Thoughts, Photos, Video & Audio From The Four Day Festival

By: Aaron Stein (@neddyo) | Photos: Adam Miszewski (@adjomi)Go To: Full Photo Gallery | Setlists & Media - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - SundayEvery year they play an NBA All-Star game and every year basketball fans look at the line-ups -- the amassed talent almost incomprehensible in its limitless possibilities -- and...