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Phil Lesh, Wilco Uniting as PHILCO at Sacred Rose Pageant


In a pairing certain to please jam band followers and rock aficionados alike, Grateful Lifeless bassist Phil Lesh is teaming with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and guitarist Nels Cline for his or her first-ever efficiency as PHILCO this summer season. The musicians will collaborate Aug. 26 on the Sacred Rose pageant exterior of Chicago, in what’s being described as “a once-in-a-lifetime musical second.”

PHILCO will carry out songs from each the Lifeless and Wilco, and also will be joined on stage by a bunch of visitor musicians, together with Jeff Chimenti (Lifeless & Co, Wolfpack), Phil Lesh & Associates collaborators John Molo, Stu Allen and Grahame Lesh, and Elliott Peck (Midnight North).

Lesh and Wilco have teamed up simply as soon as earlier than, once they coated the Lifeless’s “Ripple” at Wilco’s Could 29, 1999 live performance in Angels Camp, Calif. Lesh and his Terrapin Household Band carried out Wilco’s “Misunderstood” stay in 2019, and Wilco has additionally drafted the Lifeless’s Bob Weir to cowl “St. Stephen” again in 2013.

“Nels and I are honored to be requested to affix Phil and Associates for Sacred Rose,” says Tweedy. “There was a lot about Phil and the Lifeless to be impressed by through the years, from their longtime musical brotherhood to their fantastic and incomparable music, to their relentless touring and longevity. However maybe the most important inspiration is their dedication to the group that has grown up round them. This can be a trait that we in Wilco deeply recognize and have aimed to emulate through the years. There’s nothing higher than taking part in music with your mates, in your pals.”

Sacred Rose encompasses a wealth of further performers, together with Khruangbin, The Warfare On Medication, Black Pumas, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Virtually Lifeless, Goose, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, Animal Collective and Margo Value. Tickets are on sale on the occasion’s Website.



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