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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1522

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Week of November 20, 2017

Part 1 26:32
Dead & Company 11/12/17 Madison Square Garden, New York City
SAMSON AND DELILAH
WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

Grateful Dead, RFK Stadium 1989 (Rhino)
FAR FROM ME (7/12/89)
I WILL TAKE YOU HOME (7/13/89)

Part 2 29:25
Grateful Dead 4/15/78 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg, VA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
PASSENGER
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
EL PASO

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Hot Tuna, featuring legends Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, are joined by guitarist Steve Kimock at The Cap on December 8! Tickets on sale now. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information at at Stremmelauctions.com or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1521

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Week of November 13, 2017

Part 1 43:33
Grateful Dead 9/19/70 Fillmore East, New York City
ST STEPHEN->
NOT FADE AWAY->
LOVELIGHT

Part 2 12:41
The Barton Hills Choir, Dead Songs vol. 1
BROKEDOWN PALACE
Andy Hall & Roosevelt Collier, Let the Steel Play
CRAZY FINGERS

I have joined the legions across the country who have fallen in love with the Barton Hills Choir. These Austin kids, under the direction of Gavin Tabone, have a whole CD of Grateful Dead songs, and they also perform music by other rock acts in addition to the usual show tunes, etc.

Gavin invited me to do a guitar overdub on “Eyes of the World” (which will appear on their next album), and I’m also going to perform with the group at their annual concert in Austin on the afternoon of December 2 (which means I get to see Dead & Company that night!).

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information at at Stremmelauctions.com or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Hot Tuna will team up with guitarist Steve Kimock for a legendary show at The Cap on December 8! Tickets on sale now-Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

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DeadCo winners – FINAL LIST

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Here are the winners of the Dead & Company fall tour ticket giveaway. All winners have been contacted via email. Thanks to all who entered!

Nov 12 Joe Chelius
Nov 14 Jerome Horvath
Nov 16 Michelle Daschka
Nov 17 Jason Kirk
Nov 19 Peter Bennett
Nov 21 Andy Gefen
Nov 22 Melissa Dramstad
Nov 24 Jason Donaldson
Nov 25 Melanie DelGado
Nov 28 Suzanne Condon
Nov 29 Mary Allen
Dec 1 Robert Shea
Dec 2 Emily Latimer
Dec 5 Michelle Buchanan
Dec 7 Keith Lans
Dec 8 Mark Zullo

DeadCo ticket giveaway – Dec 8 in Sunrise FL

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

The winner of these tickets is MARK ZULLO. Thanks to all who entered!!

Dead & Company ticket giveaway!

I’ve got one pair for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets, which you’ll pick up at the venue’s Will Call window.

Today we’re offering a pair of tickets for Friday, December 8 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise FL.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1520

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Week of November 6, 2017

Part 1 26:48
Mickey Hart, RAMU (Verve Forecast)
BIG BAD WOLF
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 24 (8/25/72) (Rhino)
BIRD SONG
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 28:51
Grateful Dead 9/19/70 Fillmore East, New York City
DARK STAR

New release from Mickey Hart (read more about it here), and two samples of the already-sold-out Dave’s Picks vol 24. I’ve already subscribed to next year’s quarterly series; you can do the same at dead.net.

Some years ago, a friend who once worked on the Fillmore East stage crew brought me some reels to digitize. One of them was the last reel of 9/19/70, and its contents turned out to be one of my all-time favorite pieces of Grateful Dead music. I recently sent this tape to Dave Glasser, the audio mastering wizard at Airshow in Boulder, Colorado, and he applied his considerable skills to the task of making it sound even better. This week we hear a transcendent “Dark Star,” with a sweet digression into The Youngbloods’ “Darkness, Darkness” and a bit of “China Cat Sunflower”; next week wel” hear the rest of the jam, which includes the justly legendary “Pigpen, did you say ‘fuck’?” exchange with Bob Weir.

Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle takes sky-high jamming to the next level November 24 and 25. These two shows have been dubbed Friendsgiving, so you’re encouraged to bring the whole crew. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information is at Stremmelauctions.com or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

DeadCo ticket giveaway – December 7 in Orlando

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The winner for December 7 is Keith Lans!

Dead & Company ticket giveaway!

I’ve got one pair for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets, which you’ll pick up at the venue’s Will Call window.

Today we’re offering a pair of tickets for Thursday, December 7 at the Amway Center in Orlando FL.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1519

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Week of October 30, 2017

Part 1 38:30
Grateful Dead 6/30/86 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
DRUMS->
SPACE->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
STELLA BLUE->
GOOD LOVIN’

Part 2 17:40
Grateful Dead 6/30/86 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO)
Grateful Dead, RFK Stadium 1989 (Rhino)
CASSIDY
Big Bill Broonzy, from Roots of Bob Dylan (Mojo)
GOIN’ DOWN THIS ROAD FEELIN’ BAD

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.


Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle brings their unstoppable grooves and improvisation to The Cap on November 24 and 25. Twiddle has dubbed this weekend at The Cap “Friendsgiving,” so you can expect bust-outs galore. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1518

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Week of October 23, 2017

Part 1 16:13
Dead & Company 6/25/17 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
Grateful Dead, Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966
PROMISED LAND

Part 2 39:21
Grateful Dead 6/30/86 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
BERTHA->
MAN SMART (WOMAN SMARTER)
SHIP OF FOOLS->
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING->
HE’S GONE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Chris Robinson Brotherhood bring their psychedelic rock n’ roll to The Cap on Friday, November 3 for a cosmic dance party. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1517

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Week of October 16, 2017

Part 1 25:44
Grateful Dead 8/15/71 Berkeley Community Theater
LOVELIGHT
~
JOHNNY B. GOODE->
I BID YOU GOODNIGHT

Part 2 29:07
Interview: Michael Norman Mann, author of Red Roses, Green Gold
Jerry Garcia Band, Cats Under the Stars
CATS UNDER THE STARS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Grateful ghosts and dancing dead bears are invited to Stella Blue’s Band’s Halloween Ball at Garcia’s on Friday, October 27. Costumes are encouraged and the most creatively dressed fan will win two tickets to Phil-o-Ween at The Cap on October 31! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Red Roses Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

GDH on the air in Des Moines

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

KFMG-LP 98.9 in Des Moines IA, Thursdays at 7pm

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1516

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Week of October 9, 2017

Part 1 10:57
Dead & Company 6/3/17 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
CANDYMAN

Part 2 44:38
Grateful Dead 8/15/71 Berkeley Community Theater
TRUCKIN’->
DRUMS->
THE OTHER ONE->
JAM->
ME AND MY UNCLE->
THE OTHER ONE->
WHARF RAT

Continuing with 8/15/71, Grateful Dead at the Berkeley Community Theater. This is exactly the same sequence we we heard a few weeks ago on the 7/25/72 recording, with one exception: you’ll hear “Truckin’,” a Bill Kreutzmann drum solo, “The Other One,” and “Wharf Rat,” but this performance of “The Other One” has “Me and My Uncle” tucked into the middle of it. It’s a fine example of the groupmind in action: during a high-energy jam, you’ll hear Bobby start to play in the groove of “Me and My Uncle,” and then Billy signals his agreement pretty quickly. The band goes on for a full minute, gradually building a musical consensus, before we hear the song in full.

The jam out of “Wharf Rat” is sweet and melodic, and to my ear it sounds like they gave brief consideration to the idea of going into the old ending of “That’s It for the Other One” before gliding sweetly to a full stop.

Keyboardist Ned Lagin, who met the Dead in the late ’60s and later did those weird-music interludes with Phil Lesh between sets in the summer and fall of 1974, tells us he was onstage for this, but aside from a few organ licks here and there it’s hard to hear him. I suppose it’s possible he wasn’t connected to the sound system. Hard to know what to make of that.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com.

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. You can dance with the devil at Stella Blue’s Band’s Halloween Ball at Garcia’s on Friday, October 27. Most creative costume will win two tickets to Phil-o-Ween at The Cap on October 31! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or redrosesgreengold.com.

DeadCo ticket winners so far

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Nov 12 Joe Chelius
Nov 14 Jessica Scott
Nov 16 Michelle Daschka

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1515

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Week of October 2, 2017

Part 1 19:31
Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive Volume 9 (8/11/74)
LA LA

Part 2 35:08
Grateful Dead 8/15/71 Berkeley Community Theater
WHITE RABBIT RIFF
PROMISED LAND
BIG BOSS MAN
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
ME AND BOBBY McGEE
CASEY JONES

Continuing with the tape we started on last week: August 15, 1971 at the Berkeley Community Theater. I talked last week about the lean-and-mean lineup of the band here – the original five players, with Pigpen playing a reduced role on the keyboards as his health declined and the improvisational power of the quartet of Jerry, Bob, Phil and Billy grew and grew. Another reason this recording is so clear is that there’s not a huge amount of stuff onstage – the guitarists are using simple amplification rigs with very few effects, and it’s just Billy on drums since Mickey Hart left the scene in February of that year. So you can hear everybody clearly. Plus it’s just a very strong performance by a band in its prime. The vocals are slightly overdriven on this particular recording, but not enough to interfere with the amazingness of the performance.

“White Rabbit riff” is a VERY amusing interaction with a member of the audience who made a weird request.

Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at www-dot-deadandcompany-dot-com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Jamband torchbearers Umphrey’s McGee play The Cap on October 20th and 21st. This will be one of the heaviest rocking and hardest dancing parties of the year. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Red Roses, Green Gold, a new show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the music and lyrics of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. It’s playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

“Red Roses, Green Gold”

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Interview with Michael Norman Mann, author of the new play “Red Roses, Green Gold,” based on the music of the Grateful Dead. This will air on the GDH the week of October 16, but previews are starting soon so I wanted to get the word out.

Letter from a listener

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Posted here with the writer’s permission:

Dear David:

Through dead.net, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying archival presentations of your program “The Grateful Dead Hour” while slogging through stuff I have to deal with at the office. The Grateful Dead are 22 years past-tense, and from what I understand, finding their more listenable material requires going even further back in time. I wanted to tell you that I REALLY appreciate the quality of the research you’ve done or the guests whom you feature, and the alternate takes (from the Dead and others) of music they’ve played. It sounds very professionally done, and, with first-rate access you seem to have (to those who’ve crossed the paths of GD members in significant ways), worthwhile for listening. It’s very professional in the impression it leaves, even if that’s achieved more by creativity and innovation than by lavish budget. Anyway, without more polysyllabic puffery, very well done.

Context: I just turned 57 yrs old, and through accompaniment of a younger friend to two Dead & Co. Shows last June (in San Jose – we had to travel about 750 miles from my driveway north of Seattle), have become initially interested in things ‘Dead, but through the prism / filter of my pre-existing music prejudices. Allegedly I had my face stolen the second of those shows, but I’d say my interest level isn’t single-subject obsessive (hope that doesn’t come across as too arrogant – I don’t mean for it to), so it might be that I’m not a full-fledged Dead-head (but instead a novice). I’ve picked up some very good quality (of performance and recording) live ‘Dead CDs, playing them when I exercise in the basement after work. I’ve read the Lesh and Kreutzmann memoirs, seen “Long and Strange Trip”, and truthfully wonder how any of those 4 guys are still alive (let alone still perform). So although I’m old, and so is the music, it’s new to me, and an interesting discovery. It’s hard to get my arms around what all I was exposed to – an audience culture, a special vocabulary, a unique repertoire, and of course that tendency to improvise when my own instinct says, “please stay with the melody” (the best improvisation will do it anyway, but step around it). Anyway I hope they (Dead & Co.) stay at it long enough for me to catch a few more shows live, and intend to further explore your archives. I need to cultivate hearing of the interaction of individual instruments instead of melody/structure/texture/transition.

I don’t know when you’d get up to the Pacific Northwest, but would appreciate the opportunity to hear you play and sing.

With Respect and Gratitude…

[name withheld]

(There’s an archive of Grateful Dead Hour shows on dead.net; a new one is added every Wednesday.)