Archive for July, 2017

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1506

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Week of July 31, 2017

Part 1 16:50
Dead & Company 6/25/17 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER
Bonnie Dobson, from The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead (Shanachie)
MORNING DEW

Part 2 38:25
Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
TOUCH OF GREY
SAMSON AND DELILAH->
JAM-> (Bob, Brent, Mick, Billy)
DRUMS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand, an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico featuring three Dead & Company concerts on the beach. Playing in the Sand happens Feb 15-18, 2018. Information and ticketing at playinginthesand.com


Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. August 11 and 12 will be “A Weekend of Funk & Friends” featuring Leo Nocentelli of The Meters. August 11 will feature Leo with Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk, and August 12 will feature Leo with Jaguar, a super group made up of members of Turkuaz and Kung Fu. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Thoughts on the Dead “promotes” my project

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

It’s always fun to read Thoughts on the Dead, and even more fun to be mentioned!

I appreciate the links to my Indiegogo project and the audio sampler… and the selection of photos!

WYEP feature on my new project

Monday, July 24th, 2017

WYEP Pittsburgh has a nice “guest DJ” piece where I get to talk about my CD project. Listen here.

I am performing at the Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh on Thursday, with Fungus. From there I go to Nelson Ledges, four gigs with Pearly Baker’s Best, and more. Full tour details here.

And here is a link to the Indiegogo campaign. I’m asking for pre-orders – $15 for a digital download, $25 for a signed CD, or $100 for both those items plus a bonus disc with alternate takes, demos, etc.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1505

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Week of July 24, 2017

Part 1 27:49
Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 9 (8/11/74) (Round Records)
AIN’T NO WOMAN (LIKE THE ONE I’VE GOT)
North Mississippi Allstars, Prayer for Peace (Songs of the South/Legacy)
BID YOU GOODNIGHT
Midnight North, Under the Lights (Trazmick Recordings)
EVERYDAY

Part 2 26:19
Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
BIRD SONG
LOOKS LIKE RAIN
DEAL

Midnight North is a band featuring Grahame Lesh, son of you-know-who. And coincidentally, Grahame sang on the North Mississippi Allstars track that precedes his song!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen plays The Cap with his new band The Nightflyers on August 3 and 4. The Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer has recruited four young musicians for his new project. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1504

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Week of July 17, 2017

Part 1 27:32
Dead & Company 6/30/17 Wrigley Field, Chicago
LET IT GROW->
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 28:07
Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
JACK STRAW
ROW JIMMY
CC RIDER

Dead & Company summer tour shows are available for download in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Sunday, July 30, Midnight North featuring Grahame Lesh, son of the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, plays The Cap with premier Grateful Dead tribute band, Stella Blue’s Band. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

“Drop the Bone” update

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

We are at about 40% of goal on my new studio CD project, Drop the Bone

Here’s a short sampler of the work in progress.

Players on these tracks include Robin Sylvester (Ratdog), Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, Jordan Feinstein, Eric & Suzy Thompson, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, J Raoul Brody, and many more greats.

The record is a mix of electric and acoustic, small-ensemble and full-band, mostly original songs. There’s a lot of pure improvisation, too!

This Indiegogo campaign is basically a pre-order scheme. $15 gets you a digital download, $25 a signed CD; and $100 gets you both those items plus a bonus audio CD of alternate takes, jams, and demos.

Please contribute if you can, and please spread the link around your networks. Thanks!!

Cover painting by Vi©kisa

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1503

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Week of July 10, 2017

Part 1 26:45
Dead & Company 6/18/17 Fenway Park, Boston MA
JAM->
TRUCKIN’->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Part 2 27:58
Dead & Company 6/10/17 Folsom Field, Boulder CO
CHINA DOLL->
DARK STAR

Bassist Oteil Burbridge sang lead on several songs in the Dead & Company summer tour of 2017. This week’s program features two of those performances: “Fire on the Mountain” and “China Doll.” Recordings of the tour are available in various formats from livedead.co.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, reminding you about the Sunday afternoon Shakedown at Garcia’s! Doors for these free events open at 1PM, with live music, craft vendors, food, and much more. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1502

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Week of July 3, 2017

Part 1 25:14
Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip soundtrack (Rhino)
DARK STAR (2/14/70)

Part 2 30:07
Grateful Dead 8/3/69 Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco
ALLIGATOR->
DRUMS->
THE OTHER ONE

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

Terrapin Stationers, announcing The Jerry Garcia Limited Edition Coloring Book, Collection One. Several of Jerry’s beloved works have been adapted for this project, which also includes two pages of color-in postcards. The Jerry Garcia Limited Edition Coloring Book is available from terrapinstationers.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Graham Nash, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills, and Nash AND with the Hollies, comes to The Cap on Saturday, July 15. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.