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Phil Lesh Holiday Message

press release from Phil's PR guy:

December 25, 2000

Dear Friends,

As another year comes to a close, we'd like to thank everyone that donated blood these past three weekends: at the Blood Centers of the Pacific in Marin and San Francisco, and at the American Red Cross Blood Center in Oakland. It was a pleasure to meet all of you that turned out. These blood drives will continue to run through January 15, 2001. We urge all to visit their local community blood centers to donate blood and to complete organ donor cards during this critical season. We are also planning a national blood and organ donor drive shortly so please visit our website at for updates. So much has happened during the past two years since Phil's recovery; even so, we pause every day to offer thanks for the gift of life given so generously by another human being.

We are also pleased to announce that Mike Gordon will be taking part in the Unbroken Chain Benefit on December 30, as well as our New Years Eve show the following evening. We can't tell you how excited we are to be presenting this version of Phil Lesh & Friends for our hometown family at Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium in Oakland. The New Years Eve show will be full of surprises; however, we can tell you that the evening will open with a rare acoustic performance by our friends Gov't Mule and will be followed by at least three full sets by Phil Lesh & Friends. May the music never stop.

This past year was marked by many musical adventures with a variety of wonderful friends, and the coming year will continue to offer new and exciting growth. We are also continuing our presentation of complete soundboard recordings for free download at

Please share this music with your friends.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

Ars Longa, Vita Breve,

Phil Lesh & Friends

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