For the last few years, Lesh has been performing concerts under the name Phil Lesh & Friends, which features a rotating group of musicians including jazz guitarist John Scofield, former Phish leader Trey Anastasio and singer Joan Osborne.
As a result, hes played with a lot of musicians but they havent always played with each other.
Still, he likes the bands everchanging sound. In his words, I dont like to over rehearse so we use little signposts that help define the songs.
Lesh says all the musicians who play with him are world class so hes able to capture lightning in a bottle on a consistent basis.
Still, he was especially pleased by a concert performed this past May in San Francisco, so much so that hes releasing the performance as both a DVD and CD set called Live At The Warfield.
The album hits stores on Halloween (Oct. 31),which Lesh says is fitting since that day emphasizes whats real and what isnt which is what we did with the Dead.
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