Grateful Dead Hour no. 1639

Week of February 17, 2020

Part 1 31:43
Grateful Dead 9/11/88 Spectrum, Philadelphia PA

Part 2 23:35
Fragile Thunder, One Afternoon Long Ago (Perfectible)
Wynonna (single) (Anti Records)
RAMBLE ON ROSE (with Bob Weir)

The legendary country singer Wynonna went into the studio with Bob Weir to record “Ramble on Rose”! They just released it as a single on Anti Records, and Bobby joined Wynonna and The Big Noise onstage in San Francisco a few days ago!

As you probably know, I’m a musician as well as an author and radio producer. I’ve been writing my own songs for 50 years and playing Grateful Dead music for almost as long. One of the projects I’ve been involved with for the last few years is Fragile Thunder, a trio with Celtic harpist Anela Lauren and Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Stephen Inglis. Fragile Thunder has been invited to perform at the Lockn’ Festival in Virginia in June, as well as the Just Exactly Perfect Festival in California in September. I’m using that as an excuse to play a track from our studio record, One Afternoon Long Ago, which we released last spring on my own label, Perfectible Recordings. We brought in the great Robin Sylvester, bassist of Ratdog, for the session.

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from July 10 through August 8. Complete details, tickets, and travel packages at That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through July 10 through August 8.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Melvin Seals and JGB play the sweet sounds of JGB on Saturday, March 7, with their new permanent guitarist, John Kadlecik. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong come to The Cap on April 24 with Goose and April 25 with Magic Beans. Dark Star Orchestra recreates the Grateful Dead Experience at The Cap on May 8 and 9. And Wednesdays is DeadCenter, Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at


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