Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Phil Lesh hearts Ryan Adams

Phil Lesh the man known for dropping bombs in the Grateful Dead for over 30 years recently concluded his "Hell I still Love you New York" tour. These 8 shows over 10 nights allowed Phil Lesh the opportunity to proclaim his man love for Ryan Adams. Phil performed a whopping 10 different Ryan Adams songs. Three of which were played more than once. This evidence makes it painfully clear that Phil is smitten with Ryan. But what worries us the most about this crush is that Phil might not be able to handle the heartbreak that Ryan can cause. Ryan is known for loving them and leaving them and at Phil's age he may not be able to compete with the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Parker Posey. However perhaps there is a chance for these two to make sweet love , I mean music. They have played together a few times and Ryan has been covering Bird Song and Wharf Rat with the Cardinals. The two also were also recently seen working together at New York's Loho Studios. We decided to sort through all of these Ryan Adams covers and present to you the three best. But if that wasn't enough we have also provide you with the opportunity to hear Ryan's take on some classic Grateful Dead songs. So here is your opportunity to examine the two sides and decide if this musical union should go forth.

All of the following links are through yousendit so if one goes down let us know in the comments section and we will try to reload it.

Phil and Friends(with Warren Haynes) - Bartering Lines
Phil and Friends (with Trey Anastasio) - What Sin
Phil and Friends - Cold Roses
Ryan Adams - Stella Blues
Ryan Adams - Wharf Rat>Birdsong


At 10:07 PM, Blogger burningoak.com said...

Anyone who doesn't want to hear more of these two together is insane.

At 10:54 PM, Anonymous JMoney said...

Phil usually plays a few songs from his friends' catalogs (Wolfman's, Soulshine) but this is ridiculous especially given that Ryan is no longer in the band.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger danfun said...

I personally think this is a great collaboration. However I think that if Phil wants to continue to play with Ryan he may need to compromise on how they attack these songs. In my opinion what might be best is more acoustic approach kind of like the "Reckoning".

At 4:29 AM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

great post. I would have loved to have seen those P&F shows. Havent seen phil since 2000

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Amrit said...

Cool post man. Can't help but wonder what Ryan is going to morph into next, but I've enjoyed this latest incarnation of Grizzly Adams.

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At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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