DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 16

May 19th, 2018

Winners for June 16 are Ricky and Tonya!

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.

Next show is Saturday, June 16 at Citi Field in new York City.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 15

May 16th, 2018

Winners for June 15 are Terry and Fran.

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.

Next show is Friday, June 15 at Citi Field in new York City.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1547

May 13th, 2018

Week of May 14, 2018

Part 1 21:14
Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
FRANKLIN’S TOWER
The Grass Is Dead 5/5/18 The Camel, Richmond VA
BROWN-EYED WOMEN

Part 2 34:12
Grateful Dead 5/6/89 Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto CA
SHIP OF FOOLS
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
EYES OF THE WORLD->
DRUMS

I continue to be blown away by Garcia Songbook! I’ve been on tour with The Grass Is Dead for the last week and a half, and we have listened to Joe’s record at least once a day – and I like it more with every hearing. I’ll play more of it in the weeks to come, but I hope you’ll consider buying a copy. We need to encourage this sort of creativity!

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 deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour in June and July.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre Presents Acoustic Explorations of the Grateful Dead on Friday, June 1 with Tom Hamilton of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead & Holly Bowling, also of Ghost Light. This will be a very special show for Deadheads! Every Wednesday is Dead Center at Garcia’s, featuring Grateful Dead tribute bands. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 13

May 12th, 2018

Winners for June 13 are Rory and Kim!

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.

Next show is Wednesday, June 13 at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 11

May 8th, 2018

The winners for June 11 are David and Sheila.

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.

Next show is Monday, June 11 at the Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1546

May 6th, 2018

Week of May 7, 2018

Part 1 35:16
Joe Craven & the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72 (Rhino)
MORNING DEW (5/26/72)
Talk
Grateful Dead 5/6/89 Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto CA
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Part 2 20:00
Grateful Dead 5/6/89 Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto CA
GOOD TIMES
HEY POCKY WAY
SAMSON AND DELILAH

Joe Craven‘s new CD is amazing! Garcia Songbook takes a diverse set of songs composed or covered by Jerry and completely reinvents them. I am on tour and listening to it every day. Keeps getting better. You’ll be hearing more of it in the weeks to come.

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 deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour in June and July.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Comedian Hannibal Buress brings laughs to The Cap on Thursday, May 17. And on Friday, May 18, Southern-rockers Blackberry Smoke will deliver a blistering hot show at The Cap. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 9

May 1st, 2018

The winners for June 9 are Maria and Dave!

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.

Next show is Saturday, June 9 at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1545

April 29th, 2018

Week of April 30, 2018

Part 1 28:19
Grateful Dead 5/6/89 Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto CA
JACK STRAW
FENNARIO
WALKIN’ BLUES
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

Part 2 27:34
Grateful Dead 5/6/89 Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto CA
THE RACE IS ON
WEST LA FADEAWAY
JUST A LITTLE LIGHT
QUEEN JANE, APPROXIMATELY

Bob Weir, Ace (Grateful Dead)
MEXICALI BLUES

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Performing to critical acclaim and having performed more than 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience at The Cap on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

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 deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour in June and July.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 8

April 25th, 2018

The winners for June 8 are Melissa and Rob.

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.

Next show is Friday, June 8 at the Cellairis Amphitheater at Lakewood in Atlanta GA.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

David Gans DROP THE BONE – CD and bonus disc

April 22nd, 2018

“As one of our leading authorities on the Grateful Dead, David Gans has long enlightened us on the history of that band. And in his own music, it’s mightily clear he’s taken valuable lessons from them: a love of improv, a deep respect for American vernacular music from folk to jazz, a loose-limbed joy in making music, and damn good taste in covers. Drop the Bone will move you, brightly.”

– David Browne, contributing editor, Rolling Stone


Drop the Bone




Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and other musicians.

Life Is a Jam
Be Like Earl
Summer By the Bay
River and Drown
Pleased to Meet You, part 2
Your Movie
That Strain We like
Box of Rain
Pancho and Lefty
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)
Here Comes the Sun

Drop the Bone is also available on bandcamp and nugs.net

Also available: the Drop the Bone Bonus Disc:

Summer By the Bay (radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 studio demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (alternate take, with jam)
Summer By the Bay (alternate take, with jam)

Download the bonus disc from bandcamp


Drop the Bone




Grateful Dead Hour no. 1544

April 22nd, 2018

Week of April 23, 2018

Part 1 35:11
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
SPACE->
NOT FADE AWAY->
BLACK PETER->
AROUND AND AROUND->
GOOD LOVIN’

Part 2 20:39
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
JOHNNY B GOODE
Dead & Company 2/27/18 Amway Center, Orlando FL
ALTHEA

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 www-dot-deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Fab Faux celebrates The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles “White Album” at The Cap on Saturday, May 5. This is way more than a cover band. Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 6

April 20th, 2018

Winners for June 6 are Clay and Alison.

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.

Next show is Wednesday, June 6 at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Review of “Drop the Bone”

April 19th, 2018

Alan Sheckter reviews Drop the Bone in the Chico News & Review. Read it here!

Interview transcripts on Medium

April 16th, 2018

I am going to post a bunch of interview transcripts on medium.com – first up are Ozzy Osbourne (January 1982), Tom Petty (November 1981), and Joe Walsh (June 1981). More to come!

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 4

April 16th, 2018

The winners for June 4 are Jane and Andy!

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.

Next show is Monday, June 4 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, 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. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

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

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.