Slate story about Tales from the Golden Road

March 31st, 2015

The headline is somewhat unfortunate, but the story is a good one. Jack Stripling interviewed Gary Lambert and me about our hosting of Tales from the Golden Road on SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel.

Read it: UNGRATEFUL: As the long, strange trip nears its conclusion, two radio show hosts talk down disillusioned Deadheads.

Tales from the Golden Road is a call-in show that airs Sunday afternoons 4-6pm ET on SiriusXM Channel 23, the Grateful Dead Channel. Gary Lambert and I are the cohosts. Rebroadcasts Mondays 9am and Wednesdays 1am ET. You can join in the conversation by calling 888-897-4748.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1384

March 29th, 2015

Week of March 30, 2015

Part 1 35:47
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
ALTHEA
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
MIGHT AS WELL

Talk
David Gans (unreleased)
BROKEDOWN PALACE
Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/14/90)
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 19:38
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction, featuring artifacts, memorabilia, artwork and other collectibles from a large private collection. Highlights include original lyrics, Grateful Dead office furnishings, and original paintings from Rick Griffin and Stanley ‘Mouse’ Miller as well as historic concert posters. The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction happens online, live and by telephone on April 11 and 12. Catalog, information and bidding at www.GratefulDead.auction

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Bluegrass Tuesdays at Garcia’s features The Brummy Brothers, putting a grassy-spin on a different theme each week. April 7 is dedicated to Grateful Dead’s music. On April 8, Garcia’s celebrates Wetlands Preserve’s DeadCenter with Grateful Dead tribute band Dead on the Tracks. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DG interview on Jamcast

March 27th, 2015

Did the interview yesterday and it was posted this morning! We talked about my music, the Grateful Dead, “Fare Thee Well,” “Normal,” and other stuff. Thank you, Mike Finoia and Arron Friedman of Jamcast!

Listen here.

Dead to the World 3/25/15

March 25th, 2015

Althea
Feel Like a Stranger
Might As Well
~
Scarlet Begonias->
Fire on the Mountain
Playing in the Band->
Terrapin->
Drums->
Space->
Truckin’->
Wharf Rat->
Throwing Stones->
Not Fade Away
~
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1383

March 22nd, 2015

Week of March 23, 2015

Part 1 14:56
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (5/23/72)
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Part 2 39:26
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
HELL IN A BUCKET->
SUGAREE
TONS OF STEEL
RAMBLE ON ROSE
ME AND MY UNCLE->
MEXICALI BLUES

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? Blending folk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, Citizen Cope will perform solo acoustic at The Cap on April 4. Designed with both the music fan and musician in mind, The Capitol Theatre boasts world-class sound and lighting systems. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction, featuring artifacts, memorabilia, artwork and other collectibles from a large private collection. Highlights include original lyrics, Grateful Dead office furnishings, and original paintings from Rick Griffin and Stanley ‘Mouse’ Miller as well as historic concert posters. The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction happens online, live and by telephone on April 11 and 12. Catalog, information and bidding at www.GratefulDead.auction

“Brokedown Palace” for Calico

March 20th, 2015

Calico_MarinMF2000
Elisabeth Vandermei, aka Calico (Hog Farm) and Ruby (GDTS)
June 4, 1935-March 18, 2015. Photo by David Gans (circa 2000)

I was in the studio on March 19, recording “Brokedown Palace,” and when it came time to record the vocals I found myself thinking a lot about Calico, who passed away on the 18th. She was an exemplary human being and one of the greatest hippies who ever lived. Thousands and thousands of Deadheads remember her fondly for the great care she took of us all in so many ways. Here is the recording, dedicated to Calico.

Recorded by Jeremy Goody at Megasonic Sound, Piedmont CA.

Guitars by Martin and DeSio Guitars

Dead to the World 3/18/15

March 18th, 2015

Hell in a Bucket->
Sugaree
Tons of Steel
Ramble On Rose
Me and My Uncle->
Mexicali Blues
– Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA

(I’ll play more of this show next week)

Huck’s SongRumpke Mountain Boys 3/14/15 St Louis MO
Hippy GirlDirty River Ramblers, Ramble On
Iowa PotMike Agranoff, Straight Lines

Van Morrison: Duets – radio special hosted by David Dye, featuring excerpts from:
Rough God Riding On In
Some Peace of Mind
If I Ever Needed Someone
Fire in the Belly
Real Real Gone
Higher Than the World
Irish Heartbeat
These Are the Days
Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby
Get On with the Show
How Can a Poor Boy

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1382

March 16th, 2015

Week of March 16, 2015

Part 1 17:13
Grateful Dead, Fillmore West 1969 (3/2/69)
TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT

Part 2 38:11
Bill Kreutzmann‘s Trypto Band 12/2/14 Zodiacs, Petaluma, CA
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
ROCKY ROAD BLUES
~
RIPPLE->
OTHER ONE JAM->
DEAL

Bill Kreutzmann’s Trypto Band was a one-off, last-minute gig at a newish venue in Petaluma, California, Zodiacs. Bill Kreutzmann, drums; David Nelson, guitar & vocals; Barry Sless, guitar and pedal steel; Reed Mathis, bass and vocals; Jason Crosby, keyboards and vocals. Recorded and mixed by Chris Chappell.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. To honor the Grateful Dead’s legendary Europe 1972 tour, founding Grateful Dead member Bill Kreutzmann will bring Billy & the Kids to The Cap on March 27. Joining Billy & the Kids for one night only is pedal-steel phenom Robert Randolph. The following night, March 28, 107.1 The Peak celebrates 11 years with Americana supergroup Trigger Hippy featuring Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene. Showcasing both national and local acts, The Capitol Theatre embraces an eclectic array of genres. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1381

March 8th, 2015

Week of March 9, 2015

Part 1 7:10
Grateful Dead 9/18/74 Dijon, France
BROKEDOWN PALACE (soundcheck)

Part 2 48:43
Bill Kreutzmann‘s Trypto Band 12/2/14 Zodiacs, Petaluma, CA
WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE
HE’S GONE->
CUT AND RUN->
THE WHEEL

Bill Kreutzmann’s Trypto Band was a one-off, last-minute gig at a newish venue in Petaluma, California, Zodiacs. Bill Kreutzmann, drums; David Nelson, guitar & vocals; Barry Sless, guitar and pedal steel; Reed Mathis, bass and vocals; Jason Crosby, keyboards and vocals. Recorded and mixed by Chris Chappell.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? Phil Lesh’s 75th Birthday Celebration takes place at The Cap over four nights on March 15, 16, 18, and 19. Celebrating over 45 years since their debut, The Moody Blues play a two-night stand on March 20 and 21. The Capitol Theatre supports and cultivates a rich music scene by supplying the community with diverse artists and entertainment. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead to the World 3/4/15

March 4th, 2015

Interview with Wavy Gravy, talking about upcoming benefits for Camp Winnarainbow and SEVA

Deja VuDavid Crosby/Graham Nash Live

Willie and the Hand Jive
He’s Gone->
Cut and Run->
The Wheel
Estimated Prophet->
Rocky Road Blues
Ripple->
Other One Jam->
Deal
Bill Kreutzmann’s Trypto Band 12/2/14 Zodiacs, Petaluma CA