Phil Lesh To Be Joined By Wilco Members For Chicago Festival Set
Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead is to perform a set with Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline at the Sacred Rose music festival in Chicago. The set is being billed as a one-off show under the name Phillco.
Also performing in the Phil Lesh band are Jeff Chimenti, Karl Denson, John Molo, Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, and Elliott Peck.
“Nels and I are honored to be asked to join Phil and Friends for Sacred Rose,” Tweedy said in a statement. There has been so much about Phil and the Dead to be inspired by over the years, from their longtime musical brotherhood to their wonderful and incomparable music, to their relentless touring and longevity. But perhaps the biggest inspiration is their dedication to the community that has grown up around them. This is a trait that we in Wilco deeply appreciate and have aimed to emulate over the years. There’s nothing better than playing music with your friends, for your friends.”
? SACRED ROSE & PHIL LESH proudly present PHILCO! For the first & only time ever, the worlds of Grateful Dead & Wilco will collide w/ a little help from their friends both new & old. We hope you enjoy the ride, #RoseFam! ✨?⚡?️✨
— SACRED ROSE (@SacredRoseFest) June 2, 2022
Other acts set to play Sacred Rose are The War On Drugs, Animal Collective, White Denim, Umphrey’s McGee, Khruangbin, Kamasi Washington, Dawes and Margo Price, among many more.
A statement on the festival’s website reads, “The eclectic lineup, a blooming love-letter to the sweet sounds of Americana, Psych-rock, Jam, Indie, Soul, Funk, and Bluegrass, will cater towards music heads who crave live performance mastery.
“Sacred Rose is about the love of music, inspired by the halcyon days of the 60s counterculture concerts and playful hippie spirit. The name pays homage to both Sacred Rose founder Michael Berg’s own professional pianist Grandfather, and The Grateful Dead, the progenitors of this culture.”