The Terrapin Family Band & Friends Honor Phil Lesh’s Birthday With ‘Unbroken Chain’ Video

By Nate Todd Mar 15, 2021 11:48 am PDT

The Terrapin Family Band & Friends wished Phil Lesh a happy birthday with a video of his Grateful Dead classic “Unbroken Chain.” The video features The Terrapin Family BandGrahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, Jason Crosby, Nathan Graham and Elliott Peck — as well as Mike Gordon, Warren Haynes, Joe Russo, John Scofield and more.

The amazing video also sees contributions from Jeff Chimenti, Adam MacDougall, Stanley Jordan, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Amy Helm, Nicki Bluhm, Karl Denson, Holly Bowling, Eric Krasno, Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, Tom Hamilton, Luther Dickinson, Jon Graboff, Scott Law and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz. Phil’s son Grahame edited the video with audio mixing from TFB’s Ross James.

The video arrived along with a note. Read it below:

Happy 81st birthday to Phil Lesh! For the last several years we’ve been gathering at The Capitol Theatre or Terrapin Crossroads to celebrate Phil’s birthday with various star studded Phil & Friends or Terrapin Family Band lineups. We can’t wait to all be back doing it in person, but for now a kaleidoscopic collaboration of Phil’s friends have honored him with a quarantined version of his masterpiece, “Unbroken Chain.”

Watch The Terrapin Family Band & Friends perform “Unbroken Chain” below via the JamBase Live Video Archive:


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