Grateful Dead Hour no. 1862

May 26th, 2024

Week of May 27, 2024

Part 1 27:42
Grateful Dead 4/22/71 Municipal Auditorium, Bangor ME
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
THE PUMP SONG
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE
SING ME BACK HOME

Part 2 27:38
Dead & Company 1/14/24 Riviera Maya, Mexico (nugs.net)
ST STEPHEN
Wharf Rats PSA
Dead & Company 6/17/23 Saratoga Springs NY (nugs.net)
THE OTHER ONE

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1861

May 19th, 2024

Week of May 20, 2024

Part 1 30:46
Grateful Dead 4/22/71 Municipal Auditorium, Bangor ME
HARD TO HANDLE
DEAL
ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
CASEY JONES

Part 2 25:08
Dead & Company 6/24/23 Fenway Park, Boston (nugs.net)
DARK STAR
Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel (Grateful Dead)
SHIP OF FOOLS

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1860

May 12th, 2024

Week of May 13, 2024

Part 1 31:03
Grateful Dead 4/22/71 Municipal Auditorium, Bangor ME
BERTHA
ME AND MY UNCLE
NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME
LOSER
PLAYING IN THE BAND
CUMBERLAND BLUES

Part 2 24:54
Robert Hunter, Tales of the Great Rum Runners (Round Records)
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 21 (Round Records)
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER
Dead & Company 7/16/23 Oracle Park, San Francisco
CUMBERLAND BLUES

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Grateful Dead Fabulous, offering officially licensed women’s apparel unlike anything you’ve seen before. Women owned and designed in sunny Southern California – Lots more information at gratefuldeadfabulous.com

Our Deadhead friends at Northbound Coffee Roasters. Northbound Coffee Roasters is family owned and has been delivering freshly roasted Certified Organic coffees directly to homes since 2011. More information is available at northboundcoffee.com

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive Vol. 21, which showcases the Jerry Garcia Band with Keith and Donna from Feb. 13th ’76 at Keystone. The new vault release is out June 14th and available now for pre-order at JerryGarcia.com

DG’s “Live from Oakland” playback party

May 11th, 2024

I’m on my way to Las Vegas to do some SiriusXM stuff and play two shows (Friday and Saturday at noon at Shakedown Vegas), and then we’ll be off to Utah for a few days.

My daily livestreams began on April 3, 2020 and continue to this day – with occasional lapses, which I cover with replays. Here is a nearly-complete archive of the livestreams (with viewing links to most of them).

In anticipation of my vacation, Green Room regulars Richard Selleseth (who records my gigs and masters my shows for nugs.net, etc), Jill Swellville, and Rose Inati put together a list of favorite shows going all the way back to the first one, more than four years ago.

These will appear at my usual time – 4:00pm Pacific – streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

5/14: April 3, 2020 – Sweet Baby James, That’s Real Love, Box of Rain, Sitting in Limbo; April 4, 2020 – It’s Gonna Get Better, Looks Like Rain, Save Us from the Saved, Therapy Blues, The Town That Still Believes in Magic, Be Like Earl > Blue Roses > Ship of Fools > Loser, Summer By the Bay

5/15: August 22, 2020 – He’s Gone, Looks Like Rain, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, What a Wonderful World, High Time, Sitting in Limbo > Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, To Lay Me Down, Touch of Grey

5/16: January 12, 2021 – Help!-> Blue Roses-> Scarlet Begonias, Dark Star, The Town That Still Believes in Magic, Black Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, Surely You Jest, Good Night Irene, Dawn’s Early Light->For Everyman

5/17: October 13, 2020 with Scott Guberman on the front lawn – Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, It’s All Over Now, Bird Song-> Love Me Two Times, Breakdown, The Town That Still Believes in Magic-> The Wheel-> The Town That Still Believes in Magic, Not Fade Away, Terrapin Station, Ripple

5/18: April 15, 2021 with Stephen Katz at Megasonic – All improvised!

5/19: June 24 2021, with Jeff Hobbs (violin. cello, soprano sax, mandolin) – River and Drown-> Me and Bobby McGee, Pancho and Lefty-> Terrapin Station, Ship of Fools, Willin’, That’s Real Love, New Speedway Boogie, Brokedown Palace

5/20: October 28, 2021 – What a Day for a Daydream-> Summer by the Bay, The Minstrel, Autumn Day, That’s Real Love, Like a Dog-> Leave Me, Jacqueline, The Folk Process, The Town That Still Believes in Magic, Waltzing Across Texas

5/21: March 11, 2022 – After the Gold Rush-> Touch of Grey, Crazy Fingers-> You Won’t See Me, On the Road Again, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Friend of the Devil, Dear Mr Fantasy, Shove in the Right Direction, It’s Gonna Get Better, Ready for the Times to Get Better

5/22: January 2, 2023 – Comes a Time-> Trying, Season of the Witch, Who Killed Uncle John?, Scarlet Begonias, Desperado, Down to Eugene, Ship of Fools-> Be Like Earl, Attics of My Life

5/23: June 17 2023 – The Times, They Are A-Changin’, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, She Belongs to Me, If Not For You, Down to Eugene, Almost Cut My Hair-> Tower of Song-> Across the Universe, Within You Without You

5/24: August 5, 2021 with Anela Lauren Sugaree, Friend of the Devil, What’s the Plan, Fire on the Mountain, Bird Song, St Stephen, Standing on the Moon, Ripple, It Must Have Been the Roses

5/25: March 3, 2022 with Joe Craven at Megasonic – River and Drown-> Mr Soul-> Me and Bobby McGee, Deal, Russian Lullaby, Willin’, Happy Together, Sitting in Limbo, New Speedway Boogie, Friend of the Devil, Candyman

5/26: May 29, 2022 with Stephen Inglis in his living room in Honolulu – It Must Have Been the Roses, Jacqueline, Promised Land, Sitting in Limbo, Cold Sunday, Bird Song, High Time, Days Between, Hi’ilawe, Ashland Town, Friend of the Devil

5/27: October 14, 2022 with Joe Burke at Megasonic – Miss That Car, Summer By the Bay, Ain’t No There There, Pancho and Lefty, Just Watchin’ the Show, Crazy Crazy Crazy, You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, River and Drown, Scarlet Begonias, Lonesome Fugitive, Prowlin’ under the Moon, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding?, Deal

5/28: July 3, 2023 – Across the Universe, Let It Be, Listen, Gulf Coast Highway, Dawn’s Early Light-> Sugar, Sugar-> What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? Leave Me, Blue Roses, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Here Comes the Sun, Life Is a Jam, Hooker River, High Guy

The tip jar and online store are always open! I’ve got books (signed by the author(s)), CDs, t-shirts, and mugs in addition to the DIRECT DONATION link!

KZOZ drops the GDH

May 9th, 2024

We’ve lost our station in San Luis Obispo, California.

CURRENT STATION LIST

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1859

May 5th, 2024

Week of May 6, 2024

Part 1 33:45
Grateful Dead 3/27/86 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland ME
REVOLUTIONARY HAMSTRUNG BLUES
BERTHA
WANG DANG DOODLE
BIG RAILROAD BLUES
SUPPLICATION->
PROMISED LAND

Part 2 21:29
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 21 (Round Records)
THE HARDER THEY COME

GarciaLive volume 21 is a complete JGB show recorded at the Keystone Berkeley on February 13, 1976, with two bonus songs from February 15 at Sophie’s in Palo Alto. They’re taking pre-orders now for a mid-June release.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from our Deadhead friends at Northbound Coffee Roasters. Northbound Coffee Roasters is family owned and has been delivering freshly roasted Certified Organic coffees directly to homes since 2011. More information is available at northboundcoffee.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1858

April 28th, 2024

Week of April 29, 2024

Part 1 32:51
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings (Rhino)
TRUCKIN’->
JAM
(5/19/74)
Dead & Company 7/7/23 The Gorge, George WA (nugs.net)
VIOLA LEE BLUES

Part 2 22:23
Grateful Dead 3/27/86 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland ME
JACK STRAW
FENNARIO
MINGLEWOOD

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1857

April 21st, 2024

Week of April 22, 2024

Part 1 26:29
Grateful Dead 7/27/74 Civic Center, Roanoke VA
US BLUES->
PROMISED LAND
BROKEDOWN PALACE

Tom Constanten, Through the Listening Glass (tomconstanten.com)
ROBERTO CLEMENTE

Part 2 29:24
Grateful Dead 7/27/74 Civic Center, Roanoke VA
NOT FADE AWAY->
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD->
JOHNNY B GOODE

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros 1/24/24 Riviera Maya, Mexico
BIG RIVER with Sturgill Simpson

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1856

April 14th, 2024

Week of April 15, 2024

Part 1 29:41
Grateful Dead 7/27/74 Civic Center, Roanoke VA
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
ME AND MY UNCLE
RAMBLE ON ROSE
BIG RIVER

Part 2 26:04
Dead & Company 6/28/23 Saratoga Springs NY (nugs.net)
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Grateful Dead, Blues for Allah (Rhino)
CRAZY FINGERS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from our Deadhead friends at Northbound Coffee Roasters. Northbound Coffee Roasters is family owned and has been delivering freshly roasted Certified Organic coffees directly to homes since 2011. More information is available at northboundcoffee.com

Lights-Sound-Dialog: Grateful Dead in Boulder 1969-1981

April 13th, 2024

Join Colorado Music Experience on Friday, April 26 at Fiske Planetarium for “Lights • Sound • Dialog — Grateful Dead • Boulder 1969-1981.”

This select symposium on the Grateful Dead’s visual and audio improvisation is in the context of the band’s four concerts on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus—at the University Memorial Center (1969), Folsom Field (1972 and 1980) and the CU Events Center (1981). Grateful Dead scholar David Gans, Micheal Sebulsky from the CU College of Music, and musician Kenny Passarelli (whose band Conal Implosion opened for the Dead at the 1969 performance) will perform and skillfully deconstruct the Dead’s musical improvisations from those shows, and representatives from Spontanuity will recreate their psychedelic light show from 1969 on the Fiske Planetarium dome—using archival assets from the original event! Two shows, 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 + $1.50.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1855

April 7th, 2024

Week of April 8, 2024

Part 1 39:46
Grateful Dead 7/27/74 Civic Center, Roanoke VA
ME AND BOBBY McGEE
TENNESSEE JED
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Part 2 15:45
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hempsteader: Live At The Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, New York, June 25, 1976 (Omnivore Recordings)
PORTLAND WOMAN

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DG’s top 100

April 6th, 2024

I celebrated the fourth anniversary of my almost-daily livestreams on April 4 by taking the day off! I have had a VERY mild case of Covid, and I’m near the end of it and returning to live performance today at 4pm PT.

There’s a database of all the setlists from these performances.

Here are the top 100 songs/jams:
* marks an original song

Jam* 193
Blue Roses* 192
It’s Gonna Get Better* 172
The Town That Still Believes in Magic* 170
Days Between 163
Box of Rain 149
Scarlet Begonias 143
Save Us from the Saved* 141
Cassidy’s Cat 128
Leave Me* 128
That’s Real Love* 127
Terrapin Station 123
Brokedown Palace 122
Looks Like Rain 119
River and Drown* 118
Pancho and Lefty 116
Summer By the Bay* 116
Sitting in Limbo 114
Wharf Rat 114
Forever 111
Touch of Grey 110
Stella Blue 108
Travelin’ Man* 106
Be Like Earl* 106
Friend of the Devil 105
Hooker River* 102
An American Family* 102
Dark Star 102
Ship of Fools 102
Life Is a Jam* 101
She Loves You 101
Norwegian Wood 100
Like a Dog* 99
Bird Song 97
Here Comes Sunshine 96
Jacqueline* 93
Promised Land 93
The Minstrel* 91
Lazy River Road 91
Althea 90
Listen* 89
New Speedway Boogie 89
Miss That Car 88
The Folk Process* 86
Mr Soul 86
Broken Arrow 84
Down to Eugene 84
Black Throated Wind 83
Your Movie* 82
Trying* 81
Shove in the Right Direction* 80
Attics of My Life 78
You’ve Got a Friend 75
Shut Up and Listen* 74
The Wheel 73
These Apartments* 73
Cold Rain and Snow 73
Deal 72
US Blues 71
Dear Mr Fantasy 70
Black Muddy River 70
Ran into God* 69
Candyman 69
Crazy Crazy Crazy* 65
Me and Bobby McGee 65
Shakedown Street 63
Our Lady of the Well 63
Willin’ 62
Waltzing Across Texas* 62
In My Life 61
In Another World 61
High Guy* 58
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)* 58
Help! 57
High Time 54
Mason’s Children 53
They Love Each Other 53
Ready for the Times to Get Better 53
Thunder Road 53
Loser 53
Dawn’s Early Light* 52
It Must Have Been the Roses 51
Therapy Blues* 50
Ramble On Rose 50
Keep Your Day Job 50
A Goddamn Thing 49
Honeydew* 48
Sugaree 48
Turn! Turn! Turn! 48
For Everyman 47
Sugar Magnolia 47
Crazy Fingers 46
A Life of Illusion 46
Headin’ Home Already* 46
Ripple 46
Gulf Coast Highway 46
Happy Together 46
Do You Believe in Magic? 45
Standing on the Moon 45
What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? 44

All the * songs were written by me, except:
Like a Dog and Shut Up and Listen – DG and Robert Hunter
The Minstrel and Leave Me – DG and Stephen Donnelly
Shove in the Right Direction – DG and Lorin Rowan
The Town That Still Believes in Magic – DG and Scott Guberman
Therapy Blues – DG and Joe Rut

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1854

March 31st, 2024

Week of April 1, 2024

Part 1 36:04
Grateful Dead 7/27/74 Civic Center, Roanoke VA
BERTHA
MEXICALI BLUES
ROW JIMMY
JACK STRAW
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP->
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES

Part 2 19:50
Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel (Grateful Dead)
UNBROKEN CHAIN
Dead & Company 6/25/23 Fenway Park, Boston (nugs.net)
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

Rhino has announced the 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of the 1974 studio album From the Mars Hotel, with bonus material including live music from 5/12/74 and two of Jerry Garcia’s amazing home demos. (The track I have in this week’s show is from the earlier remaster.)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from our Deadhead friends at Northbound Coffee Roasters. Northbound Coffee Roasters is family owned and has been delivering freshly roasted Certified Organic coffees directly to homes since 2011. More information is available at northboundcoffee.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1853

March 24th, 2024

Week of March 25, 2024

Part 1 33:48
Grateful Dead 2/17/82 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
NOT FADE AWAY->
WHARF RAT

Part 2 22:03
Grateful Dead 2/17/82 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
~
SATISFACTION

The Pindar Family with Joseph Spence, from The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead (Shanachie)
I BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

Henry Kaiser and I produced The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead for Shanachie Records in 1995. R. Crumb did the cover! It’s available on CD from my online store, and Shanachie has recently reissued it on vinyl!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Our Deadhead friends at Northbound Coffee Roasters. Northbound Coffee Roasters is family owned and has been delivering freshly roasted Certified Organic coffees directly to homes since 2011. More information is available at northboundcoffee.com

Grateful Dead Fabulous, offering officially licensed women’s apparel unlike anything you’ve seen before. Women owned and designed in sunny Southern California – Lots more information at gratefuldeadfabulous.com

SKULL & ROSES, exploring unique interpretations of GRATEFUL DEAD music at California’s legendary Ventura County Fairgrounds April 19-21, 2024. Deadheads new and old from across the universe will rejoice and “flashback” with performances by Dark Star Orchestra, Golden Gate Wingmen, Melvin Seals & JGB and more. Tickets are on sale now at skullandroses.com



DG at Acre in Oakland 3/20

March 19th, 2024

DG sings and plays from 5:30-8:30 pm Wednesday, March 20 at ACRE Kitchen & Bar
5655 College Avenue in Oakland, right across from the Rockridge BART station