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Published: 2005/07/07

Thomas Wipf Plays Wolf with Lesh

Thomas Wipf has been selected as a winner in Unbroken Chain Foundations auction to perform with Phil Lesh & Friends in Denver . Wipf, who plays guitar in New York-based band Hell or High Water, will perform on Jerry Garcias famed Wolf axe (full disclosure: Wipf is a Relix investor). As a 48-year-old guitar player who has been a Deadhead since I could buy records, the idea seemed like a dream come true, Wipf says. When my wife and I saw that the proceeds would benefit Phil’s charity, that was the icing on the cake. When we actually won the auction, the feelings of actually playing with those guys became a reality. Wipf has been asked to select one or two numbers to perform with Phil and Friends during the groups soundcheck at the Fillmore in Denver on July 15. As previously reported, all Wolf Session donations will benefit the Unbroken Chain Foundation.

Lesh, who recently completed his second book tour in support of Searching for the Sound, will mount a full tour in November. The bassist has also hinted that he will perform sporadic shows in October with his rotating group of friends.

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