Grateful Dead Hour no. 1668

Week of September 7, 2020

Part 1 26:10
Grateful Dead 4/10/83 Coliseum, Morgantown WV
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND->
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
DRUMS

Part 2 29:03
Grateful Dead, June 1976 (Rhino)
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED (6/10/76)
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 34 (Rhino)
TO LAY ME DOWN
Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead (Rhino)
SHIP OF FOOLS
The Barton Hills Choir
BROKEDOWN PALACE

I had the life-changing experience of co-producing Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead with lead singer Jerry Lawson. For this song, we had the wonderful Vince Welnick on piano, and Persuasions bass singer Jim Hayes takes the lead. Here’s my studio diary, with tons of photos and links to other articles about the project.

“Brokedown Palace” is a remote recording masterminded by Gavin Tabone, the director of the Barton Hills Choir (a grade school in Austin, Texas). Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (of Ratdog and Dead & Company fame) is one of the participants, and I played acoustic guitar (but that’s Gavin at the start of the song). Here is the video. Enjoy!

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