GD Hour comes to Port Townsend!

March 17th, 2021

Starting April 3, the GDH will air 10-11PM Saturdays on KPTZ 91.9FM Radio Port Townsend WA!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1695

March 14th, 2021

Week of March 15, 2021

Part 1 24:35
Grateful Dead 4/4/88 Civic Center, Hartford CT
ALABAMA GETAWAY->
JOHNNY B GOODE
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER


Part 2 31:12

Grateful Dead 4/4/88 Civic Center, Hartford CT
QUEEN JANE, APPROXIMATELY
WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE
CASSIDY->
DON’T EASE ME IN

Vince Welnick, Missing Man Formation (Grateful Dead)
GOLDEN DAYS

Kind words about THIS IS ALL A DREAM…

March 13th, 2021

“I wanted to drop you a line about my impressions of This Is All A Dream…. I’ve enjoyed it immensely. Your formula of stringing together (more or less in line) snippets from multiple interviews of Dead Family members and associates works in spectacular fashion to bring this history to life. Many of the events described have been more or less well known for a long time but I’m finding the perspectives of two or more participants in an event recalled at different times lends so much more substance to it. And of course so many of these events have been heretofore been completely unknown to me. I’m delighted that you accessed all those first person accounts and wove them into this informative volume. Your book has an honored place on my shelf of Dead material.”

– Miranda Vand
quoted with her permission

My co-author lives on the next block, so when you order a hardcover or paperback, it’ll be signed by both of us! I’ve also got lots of music for sale in my online store, perfectible.net.

Welcome KZOZ San Luis Obispo CA

March 11th, 2021

New station!

KZOZ 93.3 San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles/ Morro Bay CA
Saturdays at 7pm starting April 3!

Station list

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1694

March 7th, 2021

Week of March 8, 2021

Part 1 32:23
Grateful Dead 9/16/72 Boston Music Hall
PROMISED LAND
RAMBLE ON ROSE
NOT FADE AWAY->
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD->
NOT FADE AWAY
~
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Part 2 23:07
Grateful Dead, American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
HARD TO HANDLE
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/12/21 TRI Studios, San Rafael CA
EYES OF THE WORLD

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are doing another livestreaming event on March 17.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1693

February 28th, 2021

Week of March 1, 2021

Part 1 33:42
Grateful Dead 9/16/72 Boston Music Hall
DARK STAR->
BROKEDOWN PALACE

Part 2 21:55
Bob Weir & Ratdog 11/5/08 Warner Theater, Washington DC
US BLUES
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/12/21 TRI Studios, San Rafael CA
MY BROTHER ESAU
Grateful Dead, June 1976 (Rhino)
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES (6/11/76)

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros have announced another livestreaming event, for St Patrick’s Day.

This recording of “US Blues” is played in honor of “Hippie Bill” Garbe, a member of the Ratdog crew who passed away a few weeks ago. He would carry that flag across the stage during Ratdog’s performances of “US Blues.” Thanks to Ruth Allison for the photo.

Hippie Bill waves that flag!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1692

February 21st, 2021

Week of February 22, 2021

Part 1 39:00
Grateful Dead 9/16/72 Boston Music Hall
MORNING DEW
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
HE’S GONE
EL PASO
DON’T EASE ME IN

Part 2 16:21
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/12/21 TRI Studios, San Rafael CA
MISSION IN THE RAIN
Grateful Dead, American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
ST STEPHEN

Rare 1975 JG poster for KPFA

February 20th, 2021

Jerry Garcia 1975. Photo by Frank Moffett

Tom Stack has donated five more copies of this rare poster for KPFA’s benefit.
Were asking $100 for the poster, and Tom will pay for shipping.

First five people to contact me (david@trufun.com) can have ’em.

This picture was taken at Winterland Arena in San Francisco, California by the late Frank Moffett. Though originally booked as “Jerry Garcia and Friends,” it eventually morphed into a full scale Grateful Dead show, right in the middle of their “retirement year,” 1975. This was one of only 3 impromptu shows that year.

Taken side stage via special access, it shows Jerry in the midst of a contemplative solo.

Printed on thick stock, and measuring 14” x 20 ½”, this incredibly rare poster is one of a few left from an edition of roughly 500, and was personally approved for licensing by Jerry himself. All copies are out of circulation and in sole possession of a local collector, also an ex-employee of the band. This will serve as a beautiful addition to any Dead Head’s collection.

Michael Zagaris photo for KPFA

February 20th, 2021

Photo by Michael Zagaris

This photo of Jerry Garcia and Carlos Santana, by Michael Zagaris, is available in a limited edition for a donation of $500 to KPFA. Click here to get one (and see the other thank-you gifts, too).

KPFA Grateful Dead marathon 2/20/21 – PLAYLIST

February 20th, 2021

Art by Darrin Brenner


Donate to KPFA online!
Hosts: Tim Lynch and David Gans

Streaming live: nugs.net gdradio.net kpfa.org

SHAKEDOWN STREET->
PROMISED LAND
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER
MAMA TRIED->
MEXICALI BLUES
LOSER->
LITTLE RED ROOSTER
RAMBLE ON ROSE
LET IT GROW
– Grateful Dead 5/23/82 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

MY BROTHER ESAUBob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/12/21 TRI Studios, San Rafael CA

SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
SAMSON AND DELILAH
SHIP OF FOOLS
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
EYES OF THE WORLD
DRUMS->
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE->
STELLA BLUE->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
CASEY JONES
~
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION
BROKEDOWN PALACE
– Grateful Dead 5/23/82 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

FUNKY JAM – Grateful Dead studio jam 2/28/75 Mill Valley CA

PLAYING IN THE BAND
~
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
JACK STRAW
WAVE THAT FLAG
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
TRUCKIN’->
EYES OF THE WORLD
– Grateful Dead 3/30/73 Community War Memorial, Rochester NY

I KNOW IT’S A SIN – Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 15

GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN – Allen Toussaint, Songbook
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING – Howlin’ Wolf, from Chess Blues 1954-1990
NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME – The Nightcaps, Wine, Wine, Wine
I AIN’T SUPERSTITIOUS – Willie Dixon, I Am the Blues
HARD TO HANDLE – Grateful Dead 3/24/71 Winterland, San Francisco

NOT FADE AWAY->
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD->
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
– Grateful Dead 3/30/73 Community War Memorial, Rochester NY

BERTHA->
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
DIRE WOLF
CC RIDER
LOSER
CASSIDY
DUPREE’S DIAMOND BLUES
HELL IN A BUCKET->
MIGHT AS WELL
– Grateful Dead 7/13/84 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

GOLDEN DAYSVince Welnick & Missing Man Formation

– KPFA EVENING NEWS –

EASY WIND – Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead – The Angel’s Share
LOVELIGHT – Grateful Dead 10/20/68 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

SCARLET BEGONIAS->
DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS
(4/18/78) – Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 37

SAMSON AND DELILAH
WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE
THE HOBO SONG
DARK HOLLOW
CATFISH JOHN
HENRY
BIG BOSS MAN
DEEP ELEM BLUES (partial – oops!)
I’VE BEEN ALL AROUND THIS WORLD
MR CHARLIE
DEEP ELEM BLUES
BLUES IN A BOTTLE
STEALIN’
MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT
Vince Herman 2/20/21 Streamstock.tv

EYES OF THE WORLDBob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/12/21 TRI Studios, San Rafael CA

SCARLET BEGONIAS->
TOUCH OF GREY->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER->
DRUMS->
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
STELLA BLUE->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
~
DARK STAR
– Grateful Dead 7/13/84 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

US BLUES – Bob Weir & Ratdog 11/5/08 Warner Theater, Washington DC

In memory of “Hippie Bill” Garbe

ONE KIND FAVOR – Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 15
TERRAPIN STATION – Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 29
ST STEPHEN – Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks vol 2
END OF THE WORLD BLUESLauren Murphy, Psychedelics
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE – Jesse “Lone Cat” Fuller, from The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead
SHINING STAR – The Manhattans, After Midnight

MY BROTHER ESAU
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE->
DEAL
– Grateful Dead 4/4/85 Providence Civic Center

LET IT GROW – Grateful Dead 7/18/76 Orpheum Theater, San Francisco

IMMENSE GRATITUDE TO:
Vince Herman
David Ogilvy
Gary Lambert
Mary Tilson
Kevin Hunsanger
Michael Zagaris
Tom Stack
Quincy McCoy
Laura Prives
Brian David
Mike Kohn
Krystal Pistola
Matt Busch
Derek Featherstone
Grateful Beans/Sandy Hall
streamstock.tv
nugs.net
gdradio.net
Listeners, Donors, supporters!
This is what community looks like!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1691

February 14th, 2021

Week of February 15, 2021

Part 1 25:11
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74 (Rhino)
WEATHER REPORT SUITE
Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead (Grateful Dead)
SUGAREE

Part 2 30:21
Grateful Dead 9/16/72 Boston Music Hall
JACK STRAW
BIG RAILROAD BLUES
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1690

February 7th, 2021

Week of February 8, 2021

Part 1 25:30
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 37 (Rhino)
LET IT GROW
DEAL

Grateful Dead, American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL

Part 2 30:19
Grateful Dead 9/16/72 Boston Music Hall
YOU WIN AGAIN
BIG RIVER
BIRD SONG
MEXICALI BLUES
STELLA BLUE

WFPK Louisville – new time!

February 6th, 2021

WFPK Louisville KY is moving the GD Hour up two hours, to 9pm Sunday nights, effective immediately!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1689

January 31st, 2021

Week of February 1, 2021

Part 1 40:44
Grateful Dead 12/1/79 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
DRUMS->
NOT FADE AWAY->
BLACK PETER->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 14:35
Grateful Dead 12/1/79 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks vol 29 (Grateful Dead)
SAMSON AND DELILAH (5/19/77)

Two new GD Hour affiliates!

January 27th, 2021

Two radio stations join the GD Hour broadcast family, starting right away!

KVCM 95.1 Los Angeles CA – Saturday and Sunday 8am
WYTX 98.5 Rock Hill SC – Wednesday 8pm