Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Phil Lesh contributes to new book

Phil Lesh somehow found time between touring with The Dead and Furthur over the past year to write the afterward to the new book by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals guitarist Neal Casal. The book, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals: A View of Other Windows, is a collection of more than 200 photographs Casal took while performing with the Cardinals. The collection captures the band from its beginning to its recent hiatus in 2009. Adams contributes the book's forward.

According to, Lesh and Adams first met at the 2005 Jammy Awards. The two musicians hit it off and Adams eventually performed a few shows later that year with Lesh's, Phil Lesh & Friends. The two have collaborated a few times in recent years, and Lesh's current band, Furthur, has performed Adams' "Magnolia Mountain," "Peaceful Valley" and "Nobody Girl," on its recent tour.

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