Grateful Dead Hour no. 1606

Week of July 1, 2019

Part 1 23:37
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 11 (11/11/93)
DON’T LET GO
Dead & Company 6/14/19 Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
TO LAY ME DOWN

Part 2 32:04
Dead & Company 6/14/19 Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
BIRD SONG->
JACK STRAW

Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER (1971 remix)

I was in Chicago for the two Dead & Company shows this summer, and I was blown away by both! The set lists were very much to my liking – and even more important, the playing was amazing! Every song had great singing and playing, lots of musical conversation (especially between John Mayer and Jeff Chimenti!) in the solos and jams.

“To Lay Me Down” is extra special because Mayer played steel guitar on it (and I’m pretty sure this was the first Dead & Company performance of the Hunter-Garcia classic); this “Bird Song” had a whole ‘nother jam at the end, followed by a second reprise and the segue into “Jack Straw.”

Also of note is the wonderful new 50th anniversary edition of Aoxomoxoa. We’ll be exploring the two mixes of the album in the weeks to come, and also sampling the spectacular January 1969 live tracks that make up disc 2.

Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On July 20th, it’s Almost Queen, A Tribute to QUEEN w/ Black Dog, a tribute to Zeppelin. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium featuring Sean Lennon and Les Claypool on Tuesday, July 30. Deadheads celebrate Jerry’s birthday on Thursday, August 1 at Garcia’s with live music by The Garcia Project and a Gallery Experience of Jerry Garcia’s Art Collection by StraxArt with Augmented Reality. Iconic blues rockers Hot Tuna play electric on Thursday, August 15. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

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