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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 02:46 PM
Pretty cool article / interview with Phil on his new Terrapin Crossroads

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The idea for this kind of informal musical base close to home came from the "Midnight Rambles" the Band's Levon Helm hosted in his barn in Woodstock, N.Y. Two years ago, Lesh played at one of the Rambles with his sons, Grahame and Brian, and became sold on the concept.


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Part of the reason for Terrapin was to give Lesh a place to play while he gradually winds down his life on the road.

"After 45 years, I'm done with touring," he sighed. "The music is still compelling, but I can't handle the buses, the hotels, the airplanes."


I guess if you want to see Phil live outside of California, do so now while you have the chance.


http://www.marinij.com/lifestyles/ci_20595367/lib-at-large-grateful-deads-l esh-fulfills-dream?source=most_emailed

 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 03:10 PM
Love the photos. For being in his seventies Phil looks great.

 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 03:12 PM
It's hard to believe he has not hung it up long ago. I am grateful he has stayed out as long as he has. Love the Phil!
 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 03:41 PM
Ditto on Phil love.....
 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 03:48 PM
I'd say after 45 years that he's earned a break........

 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 03:56 PM
The photos are wonderful.
 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 04:48 PM
That place looks like a great hang. That performance had to be spontaneous, right, with that limited a number of folks just casually sitting and enjoying?
 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 06:21 PM
After playing and touring his ass off since 66, a liver transplant, and prostate cancer, he deserves this.
one of my favorite living musicians.
glad I saw him one more time recently - who knows, maybe I'll make it to this venue when I'm out in Cali

 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 08:21 PM
When I first became hip to the Grateful Dead...sad to admit, but it was in 1994. And, out of the gate, aside from the obvious Jerry love, I was a 'Bobby guy'. However, over the last 18 years, watching how things have evolved/progressed/etc...and seeing countless shows of them both....I'm now, and have been for a long, long time, a full-fledged Phan of Phil. I love the man. I'm really hoping to see him at Terrapin....good for him.

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 08:57 PM
Hopefully he's done with singing, too.
 

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  posted on 5/15/2012 at 10:49 PM
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Hopefully he's done with singing, too.


LMAO

 

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  posted on 5/16/2012 at 08:34 AM
Phil has given us alot and the fact that he opened his own ramble venue to keep on rocking is fantastic. Thx Phil
 

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  posted on 5/16/2012 at 08:53 AM
are "rambles" or coming to the artist gonna replace concerts....

perhaps for the older musicians who are sick of travel??

interesting trend Levon may have started & i've been wondering why more musicians don't do it....

 

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  posted on 5/16/2012 at 12:38 PM
And as mentioned on here sometime ago, Bob Weir has the same sort of deal as well. Smart on the part of all the musicians who've gone this route.
 

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  posted on 5/16/2012 at 12:48 PM
Good luck to Phil and he deserves to do whatever he wants. It sucks though for the very large East coast fan base. I doubt I will ever be able to afford traveling to Cali for a ramble so I guess I may have seen Phil play live for the last time which is very sad. Next to Warren Haynes and the ABB I think Phil might be the next most musician I have seen live through the years and his Phil & Friends lineups have been my very best Greatful Dead experiences, even better than the dozen Greatful Dead shows I saw with Jerry when the band was winding down their last few years. I will miss seeing Phil and Friends live and that goes for all of the lineups which were all stellar!!!

 

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  posted on 5/16/2012 at 02:24 PM
Ed Volker from the Rads had the same reason for hanging up the touring shoes. I can't imagine doing what they do at that age. The travel is brutal. I love the ramble ideas though. Ed Volker rambles in NOLA would be fun!!
 

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  posted on 5/16/2012 at 05:06 PM
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LMAO




Who was the genius that let him start?

 

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  posted on 5/16/2012 at 05:10 PM
Love this idea...
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The idea for this kind of informal musical base close to home came from the "Midnight Rambles" the Band's Levon Helm hosted in his barn in Woodstock, N.Y. Two years ago, Lesh played at one of the Rambles with his sons, Grahame and Brian, and became sold on the concept.

"It was absolute magic," he recalled. "Everyone was there to experience the music, and that's what we're trying to get going here to have a place where people can lose themselves in the music, where all they want is to be there with the music and with their community."


and his description of Levon's last days brought a tear to my eyes ... not entirely of a sad nature.

 

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