PHILCO Supergroup (Phil Lesh & Friends + Jeff Tweedy & Nels Cline of Wilco) to Play Sacred Rose

WOAH! Incredible news today out of Chicago and the new Sacred Rose Festival which looks to be poised to make a HUGE splash in the jamband world as a first-time fest: Phil Lesh and Friends will include Chicago’s own Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline of Wilco as part of their festival lineup.

Consequence got the exclusive:

Chicago’s brand-new Sacred Rose Festival had previously-announced “Phil Lesh and Friends” as a headlining act, but now we know which friends will be joining the Grateful Dead bassist: Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline, who will perform with Lesh as part of a supergroup appropriately nicknamed PHILCO.

Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline can add themselves anywhere and it would probably compliment nicely, but pairing up with Phil Lesh officially here is a killer move for all parties involved and will open up a plethora of songs that may not usually make a Phil & Friends setlist. They’ll be joined by a supergroup of their own with Jeff Chimenti, Karl Denson, John Molo, Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh and Elliot Peck all signed on to play that day. W O W.

“Nels and I are honored to be asked to join Phil and Friends for Sacred Rose,” said Tweedy. “There has been so much about Phil and the Dead to be inspired by over the years, from their longtime musical brotherhood to their wonderful and incomparable music, to their relentless touring and longevity. But perhaps the biggest inspiration is their dedication to the community that has grown up around them. This is a trait that we in Wilco deeply appreciate and have aimed to emulate over the years. There’s nothing better than playing music with your friends, for your friends.”

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