Dead to the World 4/30/08

The Golden RoadRatdog 3/24/08 The Pageant, St Louis
I Need a MiracleRatdog 3/25/08 Madison Theater, Covington KY
Been All Around This WorldRatdog 3/29/08 Landmark Theater, Syracuse NY
Franklin’s Tower (acoustic) – Ratdog 4/3/08 Beacon Theater, NYC
Turn On Your Lovelight w/ Dana FuchsRatdog 4/3/08 Beacon Theater, NYC
The River Song w/ Chris Burger, Zachariah Mose, Dana Fuchs, Dred Scott, George Garzone, Doug Yates – Ratdog 4/4/08 Beacon Theater, NYC

Among other credits, Dana Fuchs plays a Janis Joplinesque singer in a wonderful movie called Across the Universe, a musical built around Beatle songs.

Regarding the personnel on “The River Song,” Gary Lambert has the info I was lacking:

“Jay, Kenny and Jeff are all in Alphabet Soup, along with Chris and Zach, DJ Tyko (I think that’s the right spelling) and a rotating cast of friends. Dred is a Bay Area expat — co-founder of Alphabet Soup, President’s Breakfast and other cool bands from the early days of jazz-hiphop fusion. Now lives in Brooklyn and plays regularly with Kenny and many other local hepcats. Garzone and Yates are both highly respected, if not all that well known to the public, saxophonists. George is a well-known jazz educator as well, and was one of Kenny’s primary teachers at the New England Conservatory.”

One More Saturday Night
Bird Song
– Grateful Grass

Keller Williams, Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain, and Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident) played Grateful Dead songs in NYC to benefit the Rex Foundation, and they’ve released the show online with the proceeds also going to Rex. More info at and on Keller’s site.

Eric Thompson live in the KPFA studio, talking about Kleptograss and other stuff.

Barefoot Nellie – Black Mountain Boys 1964

Jerry Garcia, banjo; Eric Thompson, guitar; David Nelson, banjo

Jibaro Hoedown
Kleptograss 2/3/08 Verdi Club, San Francisco

Little SadieKleptograss 10/05 reight and Salvage, Berkele CA

Lleveme al Cielo
Viper’s Dream
La Arboleda
Louisiana Blues
Kleptograss 2/3/08 Verdi Club, San Francisco

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One Response to “Dead to the World 4/30/08”

  1. Matthew says:

    These first RatDog tunes (Golden Road…Franlin’s) are wonderful versions of some classic GD favorites. It is a pleasure to sit here and listen as I work. In spite of some of the snide comments folks have about RatDog, these are some delightful renditions of these tunes. Thank you to David for sharing with us over KPFA!

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