Grateful Dead Hour no. 1638

Week of February 10, 2020

Part 1 19:29
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, So What (Acoustic Disc)
MILESTONES (take 5, 6/2/92)

Part 2 36:03
Grateful Dead 9/11/88 Spectrum, Philadelphia PA

Since Dead & Company has performed the Miles Davis classic “Milestones” a number of times, I thought it would be interesting to hear how Jerry Garcia and David Grisman treated it. There are two takes of this piece on an album of jazz numbers titled So What, released in 1998 on Grisman’s Acoustic Disc label.

The Garcia-Grisman quartet included James Kerwin on bass and the great Joe Craven on various instruments. In the last few years you’ve heard a lot from Joe on this program: he and his band The Sometimers made one of my favorite records of the last ten years: Garcia Songbook. You can find them at

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are going on tour this month and next. Info at

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Blackbird Presents and The Capitol Theatre Present The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King on February 16 and 17, with Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Ann Wilson, Susan Tedeschi, Warren Haynes, and many more. Colorado blues-rockers Big Head Todd and The Monsters play with 10,000 Maniacs on Friday, February 28. And every Wednesday is DeadCenter, Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at

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