Archive for April, 2018

DG solo and with the China Cats 3/3/18

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Rich Selleseth recorded this show at Eve’s Waterfront in Oakland. Listen and/or download here.

Black-Throated Wind
Box of Rain
Save Us From the Saved->
Terrapin Station->
Cassidy’s Cat
Summer By the Bay*
River and Drown*
Life Is a Jam*

* with members of China Cats: Matt Hartle – guitar, Roger Sideman – bass, Michael Owens – drums & special guest Scott Guberman – keys

Big thanks to Raoul for house sound and Justin Kolls for the great venue.

DeadCo/GD Hour summer tour ticket giveaway: 5/30/18

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs 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. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

First show is Wednesday, May 30 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield MA.

Send email to with the show date in the Subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1541

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Week of April 2, 2018

Part 1 17:49
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

Roots of Creation, Grateful Dub (Bombshelter Records)

Part 2 37:41
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum

I was on the road when I produced program #1539, and I accidentally omitted the first two songs of set 3 of 5/26/73. An astute listener brought this to my attention, so this week’s show opens with the two missing songs. 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 from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

Northstar Ceramics, announcing Jerry Garcia – the Excelsior Collection, a new line of custom designed fine dinnerware and accessories featuring the original artwork of Jerry Garcia. You can see them at

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Best buds, the one and only comedy icons Cheech & Chong play two shows at The Cap on Friday, April 20. The early show is at 5:30PM and the late show is at 9:00PM. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at