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Published: 2009/12/21

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Jackie Greene are the Philharmonia

Above: Lesh, Weir and other Warlocks in 1965. Photo by another Greene: Herbie Greene. Photo from

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Jackie Greene performed together at San Francisco’s Tenderloin School yesterday as part of the holiday-themed Philharmonia. The event benefited the Unbroken Chain Foundation’s efforts to help the Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center and featured a stripped down, largely acoustic performance by the musicians—who were joined by singers Sunshine Garcia Becker and Zoe Ellis.

The musicians ran through a number of Grateful Dead staples, including a show opening “Scarlet Begonias,” “Franklin’s Tower,” ”Sugaree,” “Bird Song” and “Cassidy,” along others. Greene also dipped into his solo repertoire, including “Gone Wonderin’.” At the end of the night Lesh led the crowd through sing-along versions of holiday songs like “Jingle Bells,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and “Amazing Grace.”


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thebillbecker December 23, 2009, 03:06:55

Error correction! Performing with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir was Sunshine BECKER. Sunshine Becker does perform with Zoe Ellis in SoVoSo. Sunshine Becker IS NOT Jerry Garcia’s daughter.

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