Bassist for The Grateful Dead, the group known for songs like "Truckin'" and "Ripple," and who also played with The Other Ones.
He started out as a violinist, switched to trumpet, and was finally coaxed into playing bass by Jerry Garcia.
He created the side project Phil Lesh and Friends.
He is the godfather of Courtney Love.
He has performed with Furthur, alongside former Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir.