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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1646

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Week of April 6, 2020

Part 1 22:39
Grateful Dead 3/13/81 Memorial Auditorium, Utica NY
SHAKEDOWN STREET
MINGLEWOOD BLUES

Part 2 32:26
Grateful Dead 3/13/81 Memorial Auditorium, Utica NY
CASSIDY->
ALTHEA
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED

Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
RUSSIAN LULLABY

Charlie Miller found this fragment – set 1 of 3/13/81 set 1 minus a few songs in the middle – and sent it along for me to share with you. Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information about rescheduled dates, and hang onto your tickets – they will remain valid for rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishing you health, safety, happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1645

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Week of March 30, 2020

Part 1 25:52
Grateful Dead, June 1976 (Rhino)
ST STEPHEN->
NOT FADE AWAY
(6/15/76)

Part 2 30:08
James Taylor (Apple Records)
CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 3/7/20 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN
BLACK MUDDY RIVER with Buddy Miller and Emmylou Harris
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 13 (Round Records)
LET IT ROCK
WAITING FOR A MIRACLE

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by producer Paul Ingles for a public radio special on the life and music of James Taylor. I was deeply into the singer-songwriter thing in the early ’70s, before the Grateful Dead opened my mind up in several new directions. I had a profound emotional experience revisiting his first two albums and reconnecting with a musical style and a collection of songs that so deeply influenced the early years of my own playing and writing. 
The radio special is titled “The Emergence of James Taylor”; it’s being distributed via PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, so you might check your local public station to see if they’re broadcasting it (or listen to it here).
 When I listened to James Taylor’s first album, released in 1968 on Apple Records, I was gobsmacked to hear a very familiar song under a different name.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information about rescheduled dates, and hang onto your tickets – they will remain valid for rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishing you health, safety, happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Round Records & the Jerry Garcia Family, announcing GarciaLive Volume 13 – the Jerry Garcia Band recorded September 16, 1989 with special guest Clarence Clemons on saxophone! GarciaLive Volume 13 is a 2-CD set & digital download, coming April 24th and available for pre-order now at GarciaFamilyProvisions.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1644

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Week of March 23, 2020

Part 1 34:05
Dead & Company 1/19/20 The Grand, Cancun, Mexico
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND->
DARK STAR->
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Part 2 21:12
Interview: Hawk
Bear’s Sonic Journals: Dawn of the New Riders of the Purple Sage (owsleystanleyfoundation.org)
FAIR CHANCE TO KNOW
Interview: Hawk
Bear’s Sonic Journals: Dawn of the New Riders of the Purple Sage
ME AND MY UNCLE
SAW MILL

Interview: Hawk
Big Bill Broonzy, from Roots of Bob Dylan (Mojo)
GOIN’ DOWN THIS ROAD FEELIN’ BAD

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information about rescheduled dates, and hang onto your tickets – they will remain valid for rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishing you health, safety, happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1643

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Week of March 16, 2020

Part 1 33:15
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/10/20 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
CASSIDY
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/14/20 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE->
TRUCKIN’

Part 2 21:46
Interview: Hawk (Owsley Stanley Foundation)
Bear’s Sonic Journals: Dawn of the New Riders of the Purple Sage
SUPERMAN
Interview: Hawk (Owsley Stanley Foundation)
Bear’s Sonic Journals: Dawn of the New Riders of the Purple Sage
A-11
SEASONS OF MY HEART

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s regret to inform you that several upcoming shows are being postponed. Please stay tuned for more information about rescheduled dates, and hang onto your tickets – they will remain valid for rescheduled dates. The Capitol Theatre family is grateful for each of you and wishing you health, safety, happiness. Please check thecapitoltheatre.com for updates.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1642

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Week of March 9, 2020

Part 1 30:43
Grateful Dead 9/11/88 Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
THROWING STONES->
NOT FADE AWAY
~
NOT FADE AWAY
IT’S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE

Part 2 25:02
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/15/20 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED->
EASY ANSWERS->
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
w/ Jeff Chimenti
Bob Weir, Heaven Help the Fool (Rhino)
SALT LAKE CITY

The Grateful Dead played “Salt Lake City” exactly once, in Salt Lake City in February of 1995. I would love to have heard it more often.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros are on tour, and the shows are being streamed live by nugs.net – and they also offer the recordings after the fact in a variety of formats. Info on tour dates can be found at bobweir.net.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Disco Biscuits, known for their psychedelic jamming and out-of-this-world musical experimentation head to The Cap on March 26, 27, and 28. Dark Star Orchestra recreates the Grateful Dead Experience at The Cap on May 8 and 9. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, where they’re also doing Music Movie Mondays. It’ll be Gimme Shelter on April 6. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1641

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Week of March 2, 2020

Part 1 32:23
Grateful Dead 9/11/88 Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
DRUMS->
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
STELLA BLUE

Part 2 23:14
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/13/20 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
BIG RIVER
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/14/20 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
THE OTHER ONE

When saying the name of this band, “bros” rhymes with “rose,” not with “mothers” – or so I’ve been told! Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are on the road all through March. You can see the details at bobweir.net. The trio warmed up with a week-long run at Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and I’ll be sharing some treats from those gigs over the next few weeks.

Wolf Bros live recordings are available from nugs.net. Here’s a direct link to the 2/13 recording.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

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 deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour July 10 through August 8.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. For all movie buffs and music lovers: Garcia’s at The Cap presents Music Movie Mondays, where you can kick back with popcorn and a cold one and watch iconic rock movies in concert sound! On March 9 it’ll be Who’s The Kids Are Alright, and The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter on Monday, Apr 6. The Disco Biscuits hit The Cap on March 26, 27, and 28, and DSO May 8 and 9. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1640

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Week of February 24, 2020

Part 1 35:43
Grateful Dead 9/11/88 Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
FOOLISH HEART->
VICTIM OR THE CRIME->
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Part 2 20:02
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/10/20 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
A HARD RAIN’S A-GONNA FALL
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 12 (Round Records)
HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE LOVED BY YOU)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Melvin Seals and JGB, with new permanent member John Kadlecik, play the sweet sounds of JGB on Saturday, March 7. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong come to The Cap on April 24 and 25 to put the fun in Funk, with Goose on Friday and Magic Beans on Saturday. Dark Star Orchestra recreates the Grateful Dead Experience at The Cap on May 8 and 9. And don’t of course DeadCenter at Garcia’s every Wednesday night. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

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 deadandcompany.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1639

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Week of February 17, 2020

Part 1 31:43
Grateful Dead 9/11/88 Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
FENNARIO
STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN
TENNESSEE JED->
PROMISED LAND

Part 2 23:35
Fragile Thunder, One Afternoon Long Ago (Perfectible)
ST STEPHEN
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 deadandcompany.com. 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 thecapitoltheatre.com

KPFA Grateful Dead marathon Feb 15, 2020

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

The annual KPFA Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9am to 1am pacific time
Hosts: Tim Lynch and David Gans

Rare recordings, interviews, and a live performance by Achilles Wheel Trio

Broadcast live all over northern California on KPFA (94.1 Berkeley CA, 97.5 FM Santa Cruz CA) and KFCF 88.1 Fresno CA
Streaming live at kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net

More info – and a link to the playlist – here!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1638

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Week of February 10, 2020

Part 1 19:29
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
ETERNITY
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
IKO IKO
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER
LITTLE RED ROOSTER

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 joecravenansdthesometimers.com


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

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 thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1637

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Week of February 3, 2020

Part 1 42:12
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE->
MORNING DEW->
THROWING STONES->
NOT FADE AWAY

Part 2 13:48
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
I BID YOU GOODNIGHT
Grateful Dead, Ready or Not (Rhino)
SO MANY ROADS (6/23/92)

“So Many Roads” is one of the last batch of songs Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter wrote together. This one was an onstage emotional peak for Jerry in the last few years of his life, and archivist and producer David Lemieux chose a sterling example for this collection of songs that the Dead weren’t able to get onto a studio album before the end. Ready or Not also includes Liberty, Eternity, Lazy River Road, Samba in the Rain, Way to Go Home, Corrina, Easy Answers, and Days Between. It’s available in all the usual places.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Bluegrass and jam rockers Railroad Earth come to The Cap on Saturday, February 8 with special guest Peter Rowan, performing Old & In the Way with support from the Larry Keel Experience. 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. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1636

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Week of January 27, 2020

Part 1 18:01
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
THE OTHER ONE->
NOT FADE AWAY


Part 2 37:23

Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
STANDING ON THE MOON
TRUCKIN’->
SPOONFUL->
DRUMS

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are going on tour in February and March. And their live performances are available for download in a variety of formats from nugs.net.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, February 6, the spirit of the Grateful Dead and the music of New Orleans will be honored at the Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball 2020 with Voodoo Dead – Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter, Jr., Al Schnier and John Morgan Kimock. Melvin Seals brings JGB to The Cap on Saturday, March 7 to play the sweet soulful music of Jerry Garcia Band. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1635

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Week of January 20, 2020

Part 1 26:49
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena with Michael Doucet and Beausoleil
MARDI GRAS PARADE->
IKO IKO->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER

Part 2 28:39
Grateful Dead, Ready or Not (Rhino)
LIBERTY (10/14/94)
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
GONESVILLE
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are going on tour in February and March.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Railroad Earth comes to The Cap on Saturday, February 8 featuring bluegrass legend Peter Rowan performing Old & In the Way with special guest Larry Keel Experience. The keeper of the flame, Melvin Seals, brings JGB to The Cap on Saturday, March 7 to play the sweet soulful music of the Jerry Garcia Band. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1634

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Week of January 13, 2020

Part 1 14:41
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 12 (Round)
LONELY AVENUE

Part 2 40:34
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
VICTIM OR THE CRIME
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE
BIRD SONG

The latest GarciaLive release, volume 12 in the series, is Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders at the Boarding House in San Francisco, recorded January 23, 1973 and mixed from the multitrack masters. You don’t hear her in this particular song, but vocalist Sarah Fulcher is in the band for this show, and her contributions are most unusual! According to Jesse Jarnow’s liner notes, Fulcher was tossed into the musical stew with no rehearsal! It’s interesting to listen to this record with that in mind. You can find GarciaLive volume 12 at garciafamilyprovisions.com.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, February 6, the spirit of the Grateful Dead and the music of New Orleans will be honored at the Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball 2020 with Voodoo Dead – Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter, Jr., Al Schnier and John Morgan Kimock. Phil Lesh celebrates his 80th Birthday March 13, 14, and 15, with various lineups of old and new friends. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1633

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Week of January 6, 2020

Part 1 25:15
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
GOOD TIMES
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
SUGAREE

Part 2 30:10
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 11/19/18 Beacon Theater, New York NY
EVEN SO->
OCTOBER QUEEN

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Thanksgiving in New York City (Omnivore)
ALL I EVER WANTED

Here’s a link to get Bob Weir & Wolf Bros recordings, in a variety of formats.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Railroad Earth comes to The Cap on Saturday, February 8 with bluegrass legend Peter Rowan and with special guests the Larry Keel Experience. Just announced is Phil Lesh’s 80th Birthday Celebration on March 13, 14, and 15, with a twist… The identity of Phil’s friends will not be revealed until the night of each show. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com