Archive for November, 2017

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

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. If you’d like a pair of tickets to this show, send an email to DEADCO@WELL.COM – put the show date in the SUBJECT line and include your name, email address, and phone number in the body of the message. Emails that don’t have this info presented correctly will be discarded without notice.

We’ll pick a winner at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway.

PLEASE NOTE that posting a comment here is not going to do you any good. You enter this contest by sending email as outlined above. A comment here is not a contest entry.

DeadCo ticket winners to date

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

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

DeadCo ticket giveaway – December 5 in New Orleans

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The winner of these tickets is MICHELLE BUCHANAN!

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 Tuesday, December 5 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

DG with the Barton Hills Choir

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

I’ve been invited to perform with the Barton Hills Choir in Austin on the afternoon of December 2 (which means I get to see Dead & Company that night!).

And this week I added a guitar overdub to this track for their upcoming CD, Dead Songs vol. 2.

Enjoy Eyes of the World!!