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Books by or about Phil Lesh

This page lists books by Phil Lesh, books with a contribution by Phil Lesh, and books that are about, or partly about Phil Lesh.

Note that books about the Grateful Dead are listed on the Grateful Dead books page.

Additions and corrections are welcome



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Phil Lesh: books


Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, David Gans, 1996

Includes a foreword by Phil Lesh.

An updated memorial edition of the portrait of the Grateful Dead in words and photographs. A new chapter brings the history up to 1995.

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Listen To This: Leading Musicians Recommend Their Favorite Recordings, Baxter/Reder, 1999

As the title suggests this books lists the listening tastes of a number of leading musicians. Includes sections with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh.

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Playing from the Heart: Great Musicians Talk About Their Craft, Robert L. Doerschuk, 2002

A collection of interviews taken from the pages of four magazines; Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard and Drums & Drumming. Includes an interview with Phil Lesh that originally appeared in Bass Player.

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Between the Dark and Light: The Grateful Dead Photography of Jay Blakesberg, 2002

Includes a foreword by Phil Lesh.

A book of black and white photographs of the Grateful Dead from the 1970s through to the 1990s.

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Searching for the Sound : My Life in the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh, 2005

An autobiography by Phil Lesh covering his life in, and outside, the Grateful Dead.

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The Grateful Dead and Philosophy, Steve Gimbel (Ed), 2007

The Grateful Dead and Philosophy contains essays from 20 professional philosophers whose love of the Dead's music and scene have led them to reflect on different philosophical questions that have arisen from the enigma that is the Grateful Dead, Forewords by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, David Gans, Nicholas Meriwether.

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Sausage Factory: The College Crier's Infamous Interviews of the Freaks and the Famous, Parker/Hopsicker/Yager, 2009

This book includes interviews with Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir.

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The Music Never Stopped: Marin County’s Music Scene, Photographs by Bob Minkin, 2017

Includes a foreword by Phil Lesh.

Over 500 of never-before-seen images documenting Marin County's vibrant music scene from Bob Minkin's archives including live performance shots, intimate backstage, off-stage and at home photographse.

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Last updated February 2020