Archive for June, 2019

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1606

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Week of July 1, 2019

Part 1 23:37
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 11 (11/11/93)
DON’T LET GO
Dead & Company 6/14/19 Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
TO LAY ME DOWN

Part 2 32:04
Dead & Company 6/14/19 Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
BIRD SONG->
JACK STRAW

Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER (1971 remix)

I was in Chicago for the two Dead & Company shows this summer, and I was blown away by both! The set lists were very much to my liking – and even more important, the playing was amazing! Every song had great singing and playing, lots of musical conversation (especially between John Mayer and Jeff Chimenti!) in the solos and jams.

“To Lay Me Down” is extra special because Mayer played steel guitar on it (and I’m pretty sure this was the first Dead & Company performance of the Hunter-Garcia classic); this “Bird Song” had a whole ‘nother jam at the end, followed by a second reprise and the segue into “Jack Straw.”

Also of note is the wonderful new 50th anniversary edition of Aoxomoxoa. We’ll be exploring the two mixes of the album in the weeks to come, and also sampling the spectacular January 1969 live tracks that make up disc 2.

Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On July 20th, it’s Almost Queen, A Tribute to QUEEN w/ Black Dog, a tribute to Zeppelin. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium featuring Sean Lennon and Les Claypool on Tuesday, July 30. Deadheads celebrate Jerry’s birthday on Thursday, August 1 at Garcia’s with live music by The Garcia Project and a Gallery Experience of Jerry Garcia’s Art Collection by StraxArt with Augmented Reality. Iconic blues rockers Hot Tuna play electric on Thursday, August 15. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1605

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Week of June 24, 2019

Part 1 39:09
Dead & Company 6/1/19 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
THE OTHER ONE

Part 2 15:22
Dead & Company 6/1/19 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
MORNING DEW

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

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 through July 6. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour through July 6.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Red Grenadine plays blues and rock with special guests The Horn Dogs at Garcia’s on Saturday, June 29. The Felice Brothers blend folk, Americana, and revivalist roots-rock at Garcia’s on Friday, July 5. The Flaming Lips co-headline a show with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on Tuesday, July 30. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1604

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Week of June 17, 2019

Part 1 29:58
Grateful Dead 12/29/68 Miami Pop Festival, Hallandale FL
DARK STAR->
ST STEPHEN->
THE ELEVEN->
DRUMS

Part 2 25:23
Grateful Dead 12/29/68 Miami Pop Festival, Hallandale FL
DRUMS ->
THE OTHER ONE->
CRYPTICAL ENVELOPMENT->
I BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

Grateful Dead (rehearsal) 7/12/76 Orpheum Theater, San Francisco
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

A somewhat gritty recording of a very powerful performance! Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Felice Brothers play Garcia’s on Friday, July 5. Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience, along with Black Dog, proudly paying tribute to the mighty Led Zeppelin, on Saturday, July 20. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium  on Tuesday, July 30, and on August 15 it’s electric Hot Tuna with the David Bromberg Quintet. Deadheads can get their mid-week Grateful Dead fix at Garcia’s every Wednesday night at DeadCenter. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1603

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Week of June 10, 2019

Part 1 28:39
Dead & Company 5/31/19 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
PLAYING IN THE BAND
EYES OF THE WORLD

Part 2 26:58
Grateful Dead 5/12/91 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
HIGH TIME
BLACK THROATED WIND
DEAL

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible this week by:

Steal Your Cruise, a five-day Royal Caribbean adventure hosted by Unlimited Devotion, with special guest David Gans. Steal Your Cruise sails out of Ft Lauderdale November 21-25. Live music and special activities every day! Information and reservations at stealyourcruise.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour through July 6. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour through July 6.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Kruangbin’s blend of soul, surf, and 60s Thai funk comes to The Cap with bassist Karina Rykman of Marco Benevento’s band on Wednesday, June 19. Almost Queen and Black Dog salute tribute Queen and Led Zeppelin on July 20. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on Tuesday, July 30, Deadheads can get their mid-week Grateful Dead fix at Garcia’s every Wednesday night at DeadCenter. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

New album: HOME SWEET HOME

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

David Gans, Home Sweet Home – Solo loop improvisations, Spring 2019

Available only on Bandcamp – free, or pay what you want.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1602

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Week of June 3, 2019

Part 1 26:05
Jerry Garcia Band, Let It Rock (Rhino)
SUGAREE
Rich Mahan, Hot Chicken Wisdom (Snortin’ Horse Records)
LOOSE LUCY
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, So What (Acoustic Disc)
SO WHAT (take 1, 12/6/90)

Part 2 29:50
Grateful Dead 5/12/91 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
PICASSO MOON
ALTHEA
CC RIDER->
IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY
EL PASO

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Pasta Jay’s in Boulder, Colorado. Pasta Jay’s has been a gathering place for Deadheads in Colorado for more than 30 years, and it’s walking distance from Folsom Field! Pasta Jay’s, 1001 Pearl Street in Boulder.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh & Friends June 11 and 12, with Jorma Kaukonen, Grahame Lesh, John Molo & Rob Barraco. Thai rock and funk trio Khruangbin play their dreamy psychedelic music on Wednesday, June 19. On Saturday, July 20, it’s  Almost Queen, A Tribute to QUEEN w/ Black Dog, a tribute to Led Zeppelin. Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.