Searching for the Sound
My Life with the Grateful Dead
The legendary bass player tells the full, true story of his years with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead in this "insightful and entertaining" (Austin Chronicle) memoir of life in the greatest improvisational band in American history.
In a book "as graceful and sublime as a box of rain" (New York Times Book Review), the beloved bassist tells the stories behind the songs, tours, and jams in the Grateful Dead's long, strange trip from the 1960s to the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995 and beyond. From Ken Kesey's "acid tests" to the Summer of Love to bestselling albums and worldwide tours, the Dead's story has never been told as honestly or as memorably as in this remarkable memoir.
"A fun ride…Even for the most well-read Deadhead, there's enough between the covers to make Searching for the Sound worth a look." —Associated Press
"What makes this literary event unique is that bassist Phil Lesh remains the only member of the Grateful Dead to put pen to paper. As an original, 40-year band veteran, his unparalleled insider perspective, along with his sly, ironic humor, makes for an insightful and entertaining read."—Austin Chronicle
"A fun ride...Even for the most well-read Deadhead, there's enough between the covers to make Searching for the Sound worth a look."—Associated Press