Phil Lesh

Philip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940) is an American musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career.

Phil Lesh
Phil Lesh performing at Terrapin Crossroads December 6, 2013
Background information
Birth namePhilip Chapman Lesh
Born (1940-03-15) March 15, 1940 (age 81)
Berkeley, California
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instruments
  • Bass guitar
  • trumpet
  • vocals
Years active1961–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.phillesh.net

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. Lesh operates a music venue called Terrapin Crossroads. He scaled back his touring regimen in 2014 but continues to perform with Phil Lesh & Friends at select venues. From 2009 to 2014, he performed in Furthur alongside former Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir.