Brian Lesh, son of former Grateful Dead bass player Phil Lesh, currently plays guitar with his father in their San Rafael, Calif. music venue Terrapin Crossroads. But before that they occasionally jammed together with the late Levon Helm at Helm's famous studio/barn in Woodstock, N.Y., with the last appearance coming in 2010.
What a long, strange trip it's been for Phil Lesh. The legendary bassist -- who will be performing as part of the 2013 Mountain Jam Festival -- started out on violin as a child, later moving to trumpet. His early interest in avant-garde classical music and free jazz provided much of the framework for his subsequent career as one of the most innovative bass players in rock music...
Legendary Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and Gov't Mule will highlight the lineup of the ninth annual Mountain Jam Festival, which takes place over four days starting June 6 in Hunter Mountain, N.Y. Primus, Widespread Panic and the Avett Brothers are among many other bands announced for the show, with more additions expected to follow soon. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 AM ET vi
Drummer Mickey Hart believes “as long as we’re above ground, there’s always a possibility” that the Grateful Dead will reunite for a tour, going on to state there's absolutely nothing holding them back other than timing.