Grateful Dead Hour no. 1491

April 16th, 2017

Week of April 17, 2017

Part 1 32:15
Live Dead ’69 4/9/17 Skull & Roses Festival, Ventura CA
DARK STAR->
NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE->
DARK STAR->
GOOD MORNIN’ LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL

Part 2 23:12
Grateful Dead 3/16/92 Spectrum, Philadelphia
RAMBLE ON ROSE
LET IT GROW

Live Dead ’69 is a new supergroup that’s already done a couple of tours and will be on the circuit this summer. This edition of the band included half of Ratdog – Mark Karan on guitar, Robin Sylvester on bass, and Jay Lane on drums. Also on board are former Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten and guitarist Slick Aguilar, who was part of the late Paul Kantner’s Starship lineup for many years.

The Skull & Roses Festival was three-day event at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, where the Grateful Dead played many times in the 1980s. The tribe was gathering at this site in July 1986 when the news came down that Jerry Garcia was in a diabetic coma…

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The Disco Biscuits return to The Cap on April 27, 28 and 29 to perform their signature trance-fusion. With the killer laser light show that they are known for, The Cap will be ready to blast off into outer-space. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1490

April 10th, 2017

Week of April 10, 2017

Part 1 38:51
Grateful Dead 3/16/92 Spectrum, Philadelphia
GOOD TIMES
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
CC RIDER->
IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY
BLACK THROATED WIND

Part 2 16:25
Interview: Susana Millman and Dennis McNally
The T Sisters (unreleased)
BIRD SONG

Susana Millmnan‘s photo book (with text by Dennis McNally), Alive with the Dead or A Fly On the Wall with a Camera, is available from mamarazi.com

The T Sisters are a brilliant vocal trio from the San Francisco Bay Area. They’ve covered the Dead a few times, and they’re offering this week’s “Bird Song” as a free download from tsisters.com

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. On Thursday, April 20, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Jeff Austin, Andy Hall, Jeremy Garrett, and Danton Boller will inspire with bluegrass versions of the Grateful Dead’s music. During the show, The Cap’s hosting a twist on a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, where fans can look for plastic acorn eggs filled with prizes. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1489

April 2nd, 2017

Week of April 3, 2017

Part 1 19:08
David Nelson Band with Bob Weir 3/18/17 The Sitzmark, Girdwood AK
KI-YI BOSSIE->
TRUCKIN’

Part 2 36:24
David Nelson Band with Bob Weir 3/18/17 The Sitzmark, Girdwood AK
BIRD SONG->
STANDING ON THE MOON->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

The name David Nelson comes up often in Grateful Dead history. David was part of the early-60s folk, bluegrass and old-time scene on the San Francisco peninsula that gave birth to the Grateful Dead. Nelson was part of that band that called itself the Hart Valley Drifters for a short while and did that radio broadcast that was recently released. David Nelson co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage, played in the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in 1987, and has led The David Nelson Band for twenty-odd years.

Nelson took a fall a few months ago and had to have surgery on his shoulder. Since that time he’s been diagnosed with a from of cancer, and he’s being treated for that now. (You can look for updates on his condition at nelsonband.com) than cancel a scheduled tour of Alaska in March of this year, the Nelson Band invited their old pal Bob Weir to take the trip and front the band. The repertoire included a few songs from Bobby’s recent release Blue Mountain, along with a generous helping of Grateful Dead favorites.

Special thanks to Tim “Sounddawg” Stiegler for getting the audio files to me in record time!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, April 20, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass will put a bluegrass spin on the music of the Grateful Dead, with Jeff Austin, Andy Hall, Jeremy Garrett, and Danton Boller. To open the show, Love Canon will take audiences on an 1980s bluegrass joyride. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1488

April 1st, 2017

(Looks like this got lost when we migrated to a new hosting service. Here it is again!)

Week of March 27, 2017

Part 1 30:25
Grateful Dead 6/29/86 Alpine Valley, East Troy WI
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER
DANCING IN THE STREETS
BROWN-EYED WOMEN
NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES

Part 2 24:07
Grateful Dead 6/29/86 Alpine Valley, East Troy WI
JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES
STAGGER LEE
SAMSON AND DELILAH

Chuck Berry, The Definitive Collection (Chess)
JOHNNY B. GOODE

GD Hour returns to WEFT tonight!

April 1st, 2017

Thanks to a strong response from the Deadheads of Urbana-Champaign, the Grateful Dead Hour returns to WEFT tonight (Sat 4/1/17) at 8pm CDT! Huge thanks to Kristen Johns for spearheading a huge community effort.

Here’s how you can help keep the Grateful Dead Hour in the air at WEFT in Urbana-Champaign

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1487

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

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

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

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

2017_KPFA_GreenFront

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1485

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.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1484

February 26th, 2017

Week of February 27, 2017

Part 1 25:39
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 8 (11/23/91)
CATS UNDER THE STARS
Steve Kimock 1/15/17 Yokohama, Japan
DARK STAR

Part 2 30:18
Grateful Dead 4/17/71 Dillon Gym, Princeton University
GOOD LOVIN’

You can hear The Grateful Dead Hour on these radio stations.

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. Dead and Company, on tour from May 27 through July 1.

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. On Friday, March 3, Melvin Seals & JGB honor the music of Jerry Garcia with guitarist John Kadlecik opening the show as John Kadlecik Solo Acousti’Lectric. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1483

February 19th, 2017

Week of February 20, 2017

Part 1 23:56
Grateful Dead 4/17/71 Dillon Gym, Princeton University
PLAYING IN THE BAND
HARD TO HANDLE
LOSER
MAMA TRIED

Part 2 31:19
Grateful Dead 4/17/71 Dillon Gym, Princeton University
CASEY JONES
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Dead and Company 7/16/16 Fenway Park, Boston
DEAL w/ Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay

Last year’s Dead & Company shows are available in a variety of formats from livedead.co
Tickets are on sale for this year’s summer tour at deadandcompany.com

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Wednesday, February 22, DeadCenter presents Reflections, a night to share in the music of the Grateful Dead. Deadheads are always welcome at Garcia’s at The Cap! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1482

February 12th, 2017

Week of February 13, 2017

Part 1 26:27
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 8 (11/23/91) (Round)
LAY DOWN SALLY
The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
ONE KIND FAVOR
CREAM PUFF WAR

Brokedown Hustlers, There Goes the Neighborhood
HEADIER THAN THOU

Part 2 28:37
Grateful Dead 4/17/71 Dillon Gym, Princeton University
TRUCKIN’
BIG RAILROAD BLUES
BIG BOSS MAN
BIRD SONG

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. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from May 27 through July 1.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, February 16, New Orleans comes to The Cap with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue joined by Funky Dawgz Brass Band. On Saturday, February 18, Anders Osborne will fill The Cap with his passionate blues and rock ’n’ roll. Saturday, February 19, Lettuce returns to The Cap for a blast of funk and a wave of soul! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1481

February 5th, 2017

Week of February 6, 2017

Part 1 34:42
Grateful Dead 10/14/80 Warfield Theater, San Francisco
TENNESSEE JED->
LET IT GROW->
THE WHEEL->
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED

Part 2 20:20
Dead and Company 7/29/16 Toyota Amphitheater, Wheatland CA
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Last year’s Dead & Company shows are available in a variety of formats from livedead.co
Tickets are on sale for this year’s summer tour at deadandcompany.com

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Wednesday, February 8, Skeleton Keys featuring Steve Molitz of Particle will perform the music of the Grateful Dead featuring dueling keyboards for a truly unique musical experience. On Saturday, February 11, Stella Blues Band returns to Garcia’s for a jam-packed night of your favorite Grateful Dead hits. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

GD Hour on the air in Indianapolis!

February 3rd, 2017

Hyryder and the New Potato Caboose radio show presents the Grateful Dead Hour, Monday 7-8pm Indianapolis – live from The Mousetrap on 87.9FM WBTM – “The Bottom”

The complete station list is here.