Grateful Dead Hour no. 1555

Week of July 9, 2018

Part 1 25:00
Dead & Company 6/30/18 Autzen Stadium, Eugene OR

The Barton Hills Choir, Dead Songs vol 2

Part 2 30:37
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA

I especially enjoyed the interplay between Jerry Garcia’s guitar and Brent Mydland’s keyboards in “Bird Song.” Lots of interesting adventures in this recording – we’ll hear more of 4/3/82 in the next few weeks.

I’ve been listening to the Dead & Company summer tour as it has unfolded, and I am seriously impressed! I mean, I knew it would be good, but it is exceeding my high expectations! I’ll be featuring more of 6/30/18 and other highlights of this tour over the coming weeks and months. You can get Dead & Company live shows in a variety of formats from

The Barton Hills Choir is a grade-school ensemble from Austin, Texas, under the direction of Gavin Tabone. I’ve done three live performances with the Choir, and I contributed to two songs on their second collection of Grateful Dead favorites. Here’s a link to a video for “Eyes of the World.”

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Peter Shapiro’s Dayglo Presents. The music of the Grateful Dead will ring out this summer in New York City’s parks! On Thursday, July 19, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plays Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell. And on Wednesday, September 5, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band return to Central Park SummerStage. Tickets and more info at and

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. LA-based Grateful Shred makes their East Coast debut at Garcia’s on Thursday, July 12. Grateful Shred was born in a desert and raised in a lion’s den, and this is your chance to see them in New York! Events, information, and ticketing at

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