Archive for March, 2017

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1487

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Week of March 20, 2017

Part 1 30:09
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time (Round Records)
BAND INTROS
BILLY GRIMES, THE ROVER

Interview: Ken Frankel
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time (Round Records)
ALL THE GOOD TIMES HAVE PAST AND GONE
Interview: Ken Frankel
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time (Round Records)
FLINT HILL SPECIAL
Interview: Ken Frankel
The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
Interview: Ken Frankel

Part 2 26:16
Interview: Ken Frankel
Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street
STAGGER LEE
Interview: Ken Frankel
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time (Round Records)
ROVING GAMBLER
Interview: Ken Frankel
Hart Valley Drifters, Folk Time (Round Records)
GROUND SPEED
Interview: Ken Frankel

Ken Frankel talks about meeting and making music with Jerry Garcia in the early ’60s. Wonderful stories!

Ken has been a professional musician for 60 years, playing lead electric guitar in rock and country bands since high school, including the famous 1960’s Boston psychedelic band Ill Wind. He has played banjo, guitar, mandolin, and fiddle in various acoustic bands, including performing bluegrass and old-time music with Jerry Garcia, David Nelson, Robert Hunter, Richard Greene, Rick Shubb, and Sandy Rothman. Frankel played classical mandolin, mandola, and mandocello with The Berkeley Mandolin Ensemble and other groups. He formed The Electric Guitar Quartet, which performed classical music on specially designed electric guitars. He also owned and ran the well-loved club The Cotati Cabaret in the 1980’s, the music venue Studio 55 Marin until last year, and curated a music series at Freight & Salvage called Dr. K’s Homegrown Roots Review. Ken continues to perform, and learn to play new instruments.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Drummer Joe Russo of Furthur and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead pays tribute to Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales’ cult classic album Hooteroll?, on Friday, April 7, celebrating Jerry’s music at one of his favorite venues. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 8, celebrating the Jerry Garcia Band’s 11/23/91 performance in Milwaukee. The 2-CD set is available now at jerrygarcia.com or your favorite local record store, and also streaming at Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play. That’s GarciaLive volume 8, from jerrygarcia.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1486

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Week of March 13, 2017

Part 1 14:49
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 21 (4/2/73)
DEAL
YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH

Kingfish (Rhino)
HYPNOTIZE

Part 2 41:55
Grateful Dead 4/17/71 Dillon Gym, Princeton University
BERTHA
SING ME BACK HOME
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD->
JAM->
LOVELIGHT

“Hypnotize” is in honor of Kingfish lead guitarist Robbie Hoddinott, who passed away a few days ago.

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 from coast to coast May 27 through July 1. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Connecticut funk legends Deep Banana Blackout return to The Cap on Friday, March 31 with veteran jamband Percy Hill kicking off the show. What do you get when two iconic bands join forces in one night? Find out at The Cap. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 8, celebrating the Jerry Garcia Band’s 11/23/91 performance in Milwaukee. The 2-CD set is available now at jerrygarcia.com and your favorite local record store, and also streaming at Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play.

KPFA GD marathon results

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

The 2017 KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon raised more than $30,000 for listener-sponsored, independent radio! Thank you!

Innumerable kindnesses transpired all over the globe in service of this cause. This link will take you to a long list of people who contributed to the Marathon. Our thanks to all of them, and hooray for all of us!

Here is the playlist.

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon 3/11/17

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon!
Hosts: David Gans and Tim Lynch

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9am to 1am Pacific time
Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 in northern California; streaming live at kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net

Call 1-800-439-5732 or donate online at kpfa.org

Here’s some general info
And here’s the playlist, updated as the day progresses

T-shirt by Papa Lindsey

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1485

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Week of March 6, 2017

Part 1 31:10
Grateful Dead, Cornell 5/8/77
MORNING DEW
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 8 (11/23/91)
REUBEN AND CHERISE
The Grateful Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition
I KNOW YOU RIDER
SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Part 2 24:13
Grateful Dead 4/17/71 Dillon Gym, Princeton University
ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
DEAL
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE
I’M A KING BEE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh celebrates his 77th birthday at The Cap on March 15, 16, and 17 featuring Jason Crosby, Stanley Jordan, John Kadlecik, Mark Levy, and Joan Osborne. Let there be songs to fill the air. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 8, celebrating the Jerry Garcia Band’s November 23, 1991 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. You can pre-order the 2-CD set or digital download in advance of its March 10th release at jerrygarcia.com.