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Published: 2012/11/23

Phil Lesh Talks Ryan Adams Covers, Country Music and Terrapin Crossroads

In the December issue of Relix, Phil Lesh discusses his new San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads. Lesh outlines the club’s new redesigned Grate Room performance space, talks about jamming with his sons and also mentions that he hopes to learn to Salsa dance. Lesh also mentions that he plans to have more “album nights,” where the bassist covers another artist’s work in their entirety, and will likely tackle a Ryan Adams record.

He also mentions his recent interest in country music. “I’ve been listening to country music recently: Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and especially this band Little Big Town,” Lesh says. “A lot of people haven’t heard of them—they do a four-part vocal harmony and it’s astonishing. Both my sons and I are working on some of their songs with all the vocal harmonies, and it’s going to be a big thrill. All those artists are feeding music into our singing. I secretly hold hope that maybe one or two of those guys would come out and play with us some time in the future.”

During the interview, Lesh also says that Furthur will play both Terrapin Crossroads and Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in January. Click here to read an excerpt from Lesh’s interview.

Lesh will perform with his Family Band at Terrapin Crossroads this evening.

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