Archive for December, 2006

More “Live at the Cow Palace” teasers

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

We now have three “teaser” clips for Live at the Cow Palace on YouTube:

Grown Men in Diapers
Uncle John’s Band
Bobby on Bill

I don’t seem to be able to embed them in this blog, but I’m going to see if I can figure out how to do that.

I have more movie-ettes in the works – watch for new ones in a few days.

The message at the end of all these clips is that DeadNet will be streaming the entire 12/31/76 show on demand from 12:01 am 12/31 to 12:59 pm 1/1.

Grateful Dead Hour #952

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Week of December 18, 2006

Part 1 34:55
Grateful Dead 11/14/73 San Diego Sports Arena


Part 2 20:25
Joan Osborne, Pretty Little Stranger
Grateful Dead 11/14/73 San Diego Sports Arena

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Jam in the Dam music festival in Amsterdam, Holland March 18-19-20 at the legendary Melkweg music hall, where the Grateful Dead played 25 years ago. Performing will be Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and Galactic, each doing a two hour set, each night. This intimate festival in one of the great cities of the world has more information, video clips, reviews, message board and tickets available at, an online store offering t-shirts, hats, stickers, tie-dyes, gifts, and other officially licensed merchandise from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and many others.

Grateful Dead “Live at the Cow Palace”

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Video teaser, with some news you can use.

Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet to play live on DTTW Jan 10

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

The Peter RowanTony Rice Quartet (with Sharon Gilchrist on mandolin and vocals, Bryn Davies on bass and vocals) will play live on Dead to the World Wednesday, January 10, 9-10pm. They’re performing Thursday, January 11 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, along with David Bromberg and Angel Band.

Phil Lesh health update

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006


Phil Update and Blood Donation News!
Update: 12.7.2006

Phil had surgery on Tuesday, December 5th at the Vattikuti Urology Institute at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the leading center for prostate cancer and urology health in the US. The Vattikuti Institute developed the robotic surgery method used for Phil’s surgery, treats people from all over the world, and teaches the methodologies they have developed to many other doctors.

His surgery went very well, although he did require blood transfusions. He is already out of the hospital and is healing well.

The Unbroken Chain Foundation is asking phans to donate blood this month in honor of Phil. In honor of your commitment, UBC will donate $10.00 to the Vattikuti Urology Institute for every pint donated through December 31st, 2006 (to a maximum of $50,000).

After you have donated, please send an email to with the subject “I Gave Blood”. Please include your name, blood bank name, city, and state.

Thank you for your love and support. Phil looks forward to being back making music with you soon.


Ratdog to tour the west coast in February

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

This just in from GDTS-TOO!  Bob Weir and RatDog will play the following shows:

Saturday, February 10 at the Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA.
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show time is 8:00 PM.
All ages are welcome.
Mail order tickets are available at $58.00 VIP General
admission in the front of the Orchestra,
and $42.50 General admission in the second half
of the Orchestra. A taper section will be available at the $42.50 level.

Tuesday, February 13 at the Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Show time is TBA.
This is a General Admission show. All ages are welcome.
Mail order tickets are available at $38.00 per ticket.

Friday, February 16 at the Roseland Theater, Portland, OR.
Doors open at 8:00 PM. Show time is 9:00 PM.
21 and over ONLY.
Mail order tickets are available at $43.00 Reserved, and
$30.50 General Admission. A taper section will be available
at the General admission level.

Sunday, February 18 at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show time is 8:30 PM.
19 and over ONLY. Govt. ID required.
This is a general admission show.
Mail order tickets are available at US$45.50. Of course we will accept Canadian postal money orders in US Dollars.

By the way: February 18, 2007 is Chinese New Year’s, ushering in the Year of the Fire Boar.

We will consider Thursday, December 14, through Monday, December 18 as first postmark mail.

Obviously there are some gaps in the schedule. More shows will be added when details are confirmed.

We will not send out any tickets in December to avoid the Christmas Rush.

We wish you all a very happy Holiday Season, with the hope that 2007 will be a good year.

The Crew of GDTSTOO

Dead to the World 12/13/06

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Help on the Way->
Franklin’s Tower->
Dancin’ in the Streets
Samson and Delilah
– Grateful Dead 6/17/76 Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ

Interview with Blair Jackson, author of Dead Gear: the Band’s Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions from 1965 to 1995.

Interview with Jim Lauderdale, recorded in my living room last night:
Upside Down (with Donna the Buffalo) – Jim Lauderdale, Headed for the Hills
I Will Wait for You – Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley, and the Clinch Mountain Boys, I Feel Like Singing Today
Joy, Joy, Joy – Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley, and the Clinch Mountain Boys, I Feel Like Singing Today
Trust (Guiding Star) – Jim Lauderdale, Onward Through it All
Headed for the Hills – Jim Lauderdale, Headed for the Hills
Who’s Leaving Who – Jim Lauderdale, Bluegrass
Single Standard Time – Jim Lauderdale, Country Super Hits! vol. 1
This World is Getting Mean – Jim Lauderdale with Donna the Buffalo, Wait til Spring
Rollin’ the Dice – Jim Lauderdale, The Hummingbirds

Jim Lauderdale is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who has collaborated with Robert Hunter on many songs, including a whole album called Headed for the Hills. In September, he released two CDs on Yep Roc Records, Bluegrass and Country Super Hits! Vol. 1

Suwannee Springfest lineup taking shape…

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Magnolia Music has been a supporter of the GD Hour for a decade. Plus, they put on two great events every year. I’m in the lineup for this festival, too – my favorite venue! – DG

Dear Festival Folks:

My Granny used to say “Live and Learn – If you’re lucky!” and one thing we’ve learned in the last two weeks is never ever put an exact date on when our lineup will be announced. It’s just asking for a delay, and that’s what happened. And in case inquiring minds want to know, there was never anything seriously wrong, it was just the paperwork technical legal delays of bands, booking agents, managers, and us! But we’re good to go now, so get ready because we think it was well worth any waiting!

Suwannee Springfest 2007!
We’ve got some new to us artist to share with you, like Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ollabelle, The Infamous Stringdusters, Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, the everybodyfields, and Scythian.

We’ve got Four Days of Donna the Buffalo and Three Days of Duhks!
Peter Rowan heads the list of many other of our festival favorites like Tony Rice, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Craven, Blueground Undergrass, The Lee Boys, Roy Book Binder and a whole lot more.

Please welcome back artists like Jorma Kaukonen, Darrell Scott, The Avett Brothers, Crooked Still, Will Kimbrough, and Seth Walker.

We’ve got a couple more bands we’re working on and we’ll let you know when and if they get confirmed. But for now, go to the lineup page and enjoy!

Special Tickets end December 31st and January 17th!
Don’t forget that Magnolia Blossom Season Passes, which include one ticket for Suwannee Springfest 07 and one ticket for MagnoliaFest 07 are on sale for a very special price until December 31st, 2006.

Suwannee Springfest Early Bird Tickets are on sale now until January 17th!
Order online or call our office 904-249-7990. Our office hours are generally Monday – Friday 10am -5pm but will vary wildly during December. Leave a message and someone will call you back!
Click this link for all ticket information

Suwannee Springfest
March 22 – 25, 2007
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Live Oak, Florida

Thank you for your time. We appreciate your support and commit to bringing you quality events that feature great music, a joyful community spirit, healing vibes, and that are just plain fun!

In Harmony,
Iris Blooms (speaking for Beth & Randy)
Magnolia Music & Events, Inc.

Glide magazine features Rock the Earth

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

I am on the advisory board of Rock the Earth, an organization devoted to “Defending the planet one beat a time.” We’d love it if you would join up. – DG
Here’s an excerpt from a new Glide Magazine article about RTE:

You’ve likely seen the smiling faces behind the Rock the Earth booth at numerous shows and festivals across the nation. An environmental advocacy organization born from and serving the music community, Rock the Earth was founded by environmental attorney Marc Ross in 2002. With a staff of volunteers recruited from the music community, the projects upon which the legal and technical staff work are suggested by artists and their fans. Outreach, education, canvassing and membership solicitation is done in conjunction with the music community — at concerts and festivals throughout North America. Glide recently had a chance to speak with Ross, executive Director of Rock the Earth.

Read the whole article.

Songs and artists for the American Beauty Project

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Looks like I’m going to be in NYC for at least the Saturday show…
Free in the World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York City. More info in the original (11/16) post.

Workingman’s Dead 8pm Sat, Jan 20, 2007:
1. Uncle John’s Band – Ollabelle with Larry Campbell
2. High Time – The Holmes Brothers
3. Dire Wolf – Larry Campbell with Teresa Williams and Rob Barraco
4. New Speedway Boogie – Catherine Russell and friends
5. Cumberland Blues – The Klezmatics
6. Black Peter – Jim Lauderdale with John Leventhal, Brandon Ross and friends
7. Easy Wind – Tim O’Reagan (the Jayhawks)
8. Casey Jones – Railroad Earth

Plus instrumental interludes by: Andy Statman and Tony Trischka.

American Beauty 8pm Sun, Jan 21, 2007:

1. Box Of Rain – Toshi Reagon
2. Friend Of The Devil – Mark Eitzel (American Music Club)
3. Sugar Magnolia – Jim Lauderdale and friends
4. Operator – Jorma Kaukonen with Barry Mitterhoff and Larry Campbell
5. Candyman – Jay Farrar (Son Volt/Unlce Tupelo)
6. Ripple – Dar Williams and Dan Zanes
7. Brokedown Palace – Ollabelle with Larry Campbell
8. Till The Morning Comes – Espers
9. Attics Of My Life – Larry Campbell with Teresa Williams and Rob Barraco
10. Truckin’ – The Jen Chapin Trio

Plus instrumental interludes by: Sex Mob, Tony Trischka, and Andy Statman.