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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1474

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Week of December 19, 2016

Part 1 11:36
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band 12/6/87 Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles CA (Round Records)
CHRISTMAS TIME’S A-COMIN’
Talk
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time
NINE POUND HAMMER
Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, The Survivors Live (Razor & Tie)
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD

Part 2 44:19
Grateful Dead 7/1/73 Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City CA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
ME AND MY UNCLE
SUGAREE
THE RACE IS ON
BROWN EYED WOMEN
LOOKS LIKE RAIN
DON’T EASE ME IN
BIG RIVER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The new year starts at The Cap with an unbelievable week of music! Wednesday, December 28, O.A.R blends reggae and jam, and on December 30 and 31 it’s Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, one of the most exciting Grateful Dead tributes on the scene. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, inviting you to visit jerrygarcia.com for a download of “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’” by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and for information on the new release Folk Time by the Hart Valley Drifters. This is the earliest known studio recording of Jerry Garcia, showcasing his folk & bluegrass roots – also featuring Robert Hunter and David Nelson.

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast May 27 through July 1. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from May 27 through July 1.

GD Hour returns to State College PA

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Grateful Dead Hour will air Saturdays at 11am Eastern Time beginning on Saturday, January 14, 2017 on The Lion 90.7FM WKPS, State College PA!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1473

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Week of December 12, 2016

Part 1 30:04
Holly Bowling, Better Left Unsung (RPF)
DARK STAR

Part 2 24:53
Grateful Dead rehearsal (date unknown)
LOVELIGHT
Grateful Dead, Fallout from the Phil Zone (Grateful Dead) (3/18/95)
VISIONS OF JOHANNA

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, getting ready for the New Year with three nights of jamband madness. O.A.R will return to The Cap on December 28, followed by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on December 30 + 31! December 30 is SOLD OUT, but tickets remain for New Year’s Eve. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Rob Catterton, announcing A Grand Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead, an album of thoughtful and unique solo-piano interpretations of ten Grateful Dead favorites. A Grand Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead by Rob Catterton is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, inviting you to visit jerrygarcia.com for a download of “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’” by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and for information on the new release Folk Time by the Hart Valley Drifters. This is the earliest known studio recording of Jerry Garcia, showcasing his folk & bluegrass roots – also featuring Robert Hunter and David Nelson.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1472

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Week of December 5, 2016

Part 1 37:37
Grateful Dead 4/16/84 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE->
STELLA BLUE->
AROUND AND AROUND->
JOHNNY B GOODE

Part 2 18:56
Grateful Dead 4/16/84 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY
KEEP YOUR DAY JOB
Chocolate Coffee Pot (Perfectible)
CASSIDY’S CAT
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time (Round Records)
PIG IN A PEN

Folk Time is a 1962 recording of a band that included Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, David Nelson, and two musicians who did not go on to the same level of fame that those three attained. It’s a wonderful document. Jerry was 20! Hunter was the bass player in this ensemble. His greatest fame has been as the lyricist of the Grateful Dead (and for Nelson, Jim Lauderdale, Little Feat, and other collaborators). Nelson, of course, went on to lead the New Riders of the Purple Sage and the David Nelson Band.

Chocolate Coffee Pot is a new CD of studio improvisations. Ratdog bassist Robin Sylvester is the hand-down MVP of these sessions, which also included Jim Brighton and me (David Gans) on guitar, Neil Hampton on drums, Jeff Hobbs on violin and sax (though not on this week’s selection), and Jordan Feinstein on keyboards. “Cassidy’s Cat” is a fantasia on Grateful Dead melodies and grooves; all the other selections on the record were created spontaneously in the studio by the musicians.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. After already crushing a sold-out show at The Cap this year, Vermont’s Twiddle returns for a two-night run, December 16 and December 17. On New Year’s Eve, one of the most exciting bands on the scene, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, will ring in 2017 at The Cap. Events, Information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

ConcertMats.com will turn your favorite ticket stub or memorabilia into a door mat, coffee mug, blanket, and more. Something for live music fans to think about for the gift-giving season!

The new documentary Orange Sunshine, the untold story of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love – who once were the largest distributor of psychedelics in the world. Orange Sunshine is available on iTunes and other digital platforms. Trailer and more information at orangesunshinemovie.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1471

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Week of November 28, 2016

Part 1 23:37
Grateful Dead 4/16/84 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY
HELL IN A BUCKET->
SHIP OF FOOLS

Talk
Holly Bowling, Better Left Unsung (RPF)
CASSIDY

Part 2 32:23
Grateful Dead 4/16/84 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY
FAR FROM ME->
HE’S GONE->
JAM (without Jerry)->
DRUMS

I am really impressed with Holly Bowling‘s double CD of Grateful Dead songs! I will be featuring more of it in the weeks to come.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

ConcertMats.com will turn your favorite ticket stub or memorabilia into a door mat, coffee mug, blanket, and more. Something for live music fans to think about for the gift-giving season.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. ’Tis the season to ring in the holidays on Saturday, December 3 with moe. at The Capitol Theatre for the Famoe.ly Holiday Concert. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The new documentary Orange Sunshine, the untold story of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love – who once were the largest distributor of psychedelics in the world. Orange Sunshine is available on iTunes and other digital platforms. Trailer and more information at orangesunshinemovie.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1470

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Week of November 21, 2016

Part 1 20:37
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 20 (12/9/81)
US BLUES
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION

Wake the Dead, Deal
DARK STAR->
MAIDS OF MICHELSTOWN->
AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING

Part 2 35:36
Grateful Dead 4/16/84 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY
ME AND MY UNCLE->
MEXICALI BLUES
DUPREE’S DIAMOND BLUES
CASSIDY
WEST LA FADEAWAY
MIGHT AS WELL

Wake the Dead is a northern California band that’s closing in on two decades of charming Celtic-flavored interpretations of Grateful Dead and other favorites. Deal is their fourth album.

The new Dave’s Picks may already be sold out. Now is the time to sign up for the 2017 subscription, which will get you four complete concerts plus a bonus disc.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

St Martin’s Press, announcing the publication of Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by the renowned oral historian Robert Greenfield. Bear, by Robert Greenfield, available in bookstores everywhere.

ConcertMats.com will turn your favorite ticket stub or memorabilia into a door mat, coffee mug, blanket, and more. Something for live music fans to think about for the gift-giving season – concertmats.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle returns to The Cap, with RAQ on December 16 and with Madaila on December 17. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1469

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Week of November 14, 2016

Part 1 24:20
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 20 (12/9/81)
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Bob Weir 10/16/16 Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
GONESVILLE
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time
SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Part 2 31:12
Grateful Dead 4/16/84 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY
SHAKEDOWN STREET
LITTLE RED ROOSTER
FENNARIO

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

St Martin’s Press, announcing the November 15 publication of Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by the renowned oral historian Robert Greenfield. Bear, by Robert Greenfield, available November 15 in bookstores everywhere.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Wednesday, November 23, The Complete Last Waltz takes The Cap stage in honor of the 40th anniversary of The Band’s amazing event, with members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Ween, Guster, and many more. On November 25 and 27, Ween brings psychedelic rock madness to The Cap. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1468

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Week of November 7, 2016

Part 1 31:24
Dead and Company 6/21/16 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY
HERE COMES SUNSHINE
Dead and Company 6/25/16 Citi Field, New York NY
ALTHEA
Dead and Company 7/29/16 Toyota Amphitheater, Wheatland CA
EASY WIND

Part 2 23:23
Dead and Company 7/22/16 Moda Center, Portland OR
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
Dead and Company 7/10/16 Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy WI
RIPPLE

This week’s program features some highlights from the summer tour of Dead and Company, selected by Brad Serling. Brad founded nugs.net in 1997, and over these last 19 years it has evolved into the leading source for official live music from some of the largest touring artists in the world, including Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers and of course Dead ad Company and other Dead-related musical enterprises. nugs.net offers downloads, CDs, webcasts, and subscription streaming services. Brad Serling hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM Jam On featuring fresh items from the nugs.net catalog. The company also meets our couch-touring needs with regular webcasts on nugs.tv. AND, Brad plays an hour of great recent concert video in a show called  “nugs.net Live Stash” Sundays at 9 on MTV Live.

All the shows from the Dead & Company summer 2016 tour are available in various formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Saturday, November 19, The Cap presents a night of psychedelic rock with Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band released their 4th studio album in July, Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel. Events, Information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

Wake the Dead, the Bay Area band announcing the release of their fourth CD of Celtic reimaginings of songs of the Grateful Dead and the Summer of Love. Deal by Wake the Dead is available from CDBaby and from www.wakethedead.org

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1467

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Week of October 31, 2016

Part 1 24:01
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 7 (11/8/76)
DON’T LET GO

Part 2 31:11
Interview by Steven Marcus 10/14/86
Jerry Garcia

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, November 11, let Led Zeppelin be your master! The Capitol Theatre presents Get The Led Out, an artistic and epic performance of Led Zeppelin’s music. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Wake the Dead, the Bay Area band announcing the release of their fourth CD of Celtic reimaginings of songs of the Grateful Dead and the Summer of Love. Deal by Wake the Dead is available from CDBaby and from www.wakethedead.org

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1466

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Week of October 24, 2016

Part 1 29:03
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
/DRUMS->
JAM->
THE OTHER ONE

Part 2 26:47
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY->
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT/

Talk
Norma Waterson (Hannibal)
BLACK MUDDY RIVER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, November 19, The Capitol Theatre presents An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The psychedelic group just released their 4th studio album, “Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel.” Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1465

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Week of October 17, 2016

Part 1 32:09
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
DUPREE’S DIAMOND BLUES->
DIRE WOLF
HARD TO HANDLE
SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES

Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia (Rounder Records)
DEAL (Buddy Miller)
SUGAREE (Jorma Kaukonen)

Part 2 24:12
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
CASEY JONES
SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD
BIG BOSS MAN
MAMA TRIED
HIGH TIME

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, November 3, Indigo Girls will bring their power of two to The Cap for a night of beautiful tunes and dreamy vibes. Friday, November 4, ska and rock-steady legends Toots & the Maytals bring their good vibes and musical sunshine to The Cap for their first time since 2012. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1464

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Week of October 10, 2016

Part 1 30:32
Dead and Company 7/23/16 The Gorge, George WA
TOUCH OF GREY
CASSIDY

The Travelin’ McCourys (McCoury Music)
CUMBERLAND BLUES
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 7 (11/8/76)
STRANGE MAN

Part 2 24:34
Dead and Company 7/23/16 The Gorge, George WA
EYES OF THE WORLD

Dead and Company live shows are available from livedead.co. Here’s a link to the 7/23/16 show.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, October 22, Dream Theater presents their newest album The Astonishing in a stunning sonic and visual display. On Thursday, October 27, The Cap throws a soul shakedown party with the Wailers, celebrating the life and music of Bob Marley. Events, Information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1463

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Week of October 3, 2016

Part 1 37:39
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
TRUCKIN’->
THE OTHER ONE->
IT’S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE

Part 2 18:32
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
~
JOHNNY B. GOODE

Big Bill Broonzy, from The Roots of Bob Dylan (Mojo)
GOIN’ DOWN THIS ROAD FEELIN’ BAD

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, October 13, The Cap welcomes the Queen of Folk, Joan Baez, for a night of beautiful music. Joan Baez, has played with everyone from Paul Simon to the Grateful Dead and this year celebrated her 75th birthday. Joan Baez brings folk back to the Cap on October 13. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

Order a signed copy of This Is All a Dream We Dreamed…

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Use this link to order a copy of the hardcover edition of This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead signed by both authors. US addresses only, please! If you’re out of the country, contact me and we’ll work something out.




This Is All a Dream We Dreamed

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1462

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016

Part 1 23:34
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Part 2 32:13
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
YOU WIN AGAIN
EL PASO
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
TOMORROW IS FOREVER

Chuck Berry, The Definitive Collection (Chess Records)
LET IT ROCK

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Tuesday, October 4, it’ll be a blister in the sun type of performance when the Violent Femmes rock the house with their signature licks and folk-punk lyrics. Saturday, October 8, Funky Meters take New Orleans magic to The Cap for a double headlining gig with funk, afrobeat, and jazz influenced outfit The Motet. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.