Phil Lesh will be joined on 5/26 by: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Karl Denson, Robert Randolph, Jackie Greene, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Tony Leone, and Alex Koford. 5/27: Karl Denson, Robert Randolph, Neal Casal, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Tony Leone, and Alex Koford.
Philip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940) is a musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career. After the band's disbanding in 1995, Lesh continued the tradition of Grateful Dead family music with side project Phil Lesh and Friends, which paid homage to the Dead's music by playing their originals, common covers, and the songs of the members of his band. Phil Lesh & Friends helped keep a legitimate entity for the band's music to continue.