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Thursday, May 25

Phil Lesh had high praise for Dead and Company in a new interview with Rolling Stone

Phil Lesh had high praise for Dead and Company in a new interview with Rolling Stone. 
 
    Phil Lesh is the only member of the core four that is not a member of Dead and Company. The "Fare Thee Well" show that celebrated 50 years of the Grateful Dead with Phish's Trey Anastasio on lead guitar turned into "Fare Thee Phil" when Bobby, Mickey and Billy started "Dead and Company" shortly after the amazing run in Chicago. John Mayer has surpassed most fans expectations as lead guitarist. But Oteil Burbridge who fills in for Phil Lesh on the bass has become the sorcerer of the band. He wields the magic and disperses throughout the music. Phil recently said "They’re bringing the music to the people just like we always wanted to do, and I commend them for it. I hope they’re having a good time.” He also added in the interview,  “I think they’re doing a great job," explaining "“It’s not something I could do myself, I’m 
done with that kind of touring.”  Phil was politically correct about his praise for the six piece band who is about to embark on a short summer tour. But when asked if any of the Rythem Devils would join him and Bob Weir at Lockn' festival, when they will be backed by The Terrapin Family Band to performTerrapin Station in its entirety. He replied, “We have a drummer" and goes on to explain “We don’t really communicate much at all, but that’s just the way of the world.”  Head to Rolling Stone for the entire interview, including his take on the documentary. "Long Strange Trip". 
Kevin Long 
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