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The Grateful Dead Almanac goes Digital

Hard to believe, but we've been rolling out the Grateful Dead Almanac for about 18 years now, carrying on a time-honored tradition of keeping Dead Heads up to date on the latest developments in this still-evolving and vital musical and social community. But with this issue of the Almanac, you'll notice something a little different. As in, it's not made of paper.

Warren Haynes Xmas Jam Tixs on Sale today!

Warren Haynes Presents: The 23rd Annual Christmas Jam will take place on Saturday December 10th at The Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, NC.

Furthur New Years 2011 Run Announcement!

Furthur will say goodbye to 2011 and ring in 2012 with a three night run at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, December 29, 30 and 31.

Mail Order: Saturday, October 15 through Saturday, November 12

Announcing the final Road Trips | Boston, MA | 6/9/76

1976 was a pivotal year for the Grateful Dead. After an 18-month hiatus that saw just four Bay Area appearances by the band, but also a phenomenal studio album, Blues for Allah, and a slew of solo projects, the Dead returned to the road at the beginning of June '76.

Real Gone Records bows with Grateful Dead

The newly formed Real Gone Music re-issue label boasts a diverse release schedule for 2011 and 2012 drawing from both major label licensing arms and independents, featuring such artists as the Grateful Dead, Connie Stevens, Rick Nelson and, kicking off Real Gone’s licensing arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., ? and the Mysterians.

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Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Brent Mydland, Keith Godchaux, Bruce Hornsby, Bill Kruetzmann

"What a long, strange trip it's been" is a lyric from one of the Grateful Dead's best known songs and pretty much tells a bunch about the long history of this band. The earliest traces of the band began in 1960 when band founder and leader Jerry Garcia met Robert Hunter who would become the band's main lyrics man. The Dead evolved in 1964 from Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions which featured Garcia on banjo and guitar along with guitarist Bob Weir and keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.

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Furthur

Furthur, Furthur, featuring Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo and Jeff Kadleick, is on tour now. Sign-up to this group to add photos, etc

Furthur is a rock band founded in 2009 by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. The band's lineup also includes John Kadlecik of the Dark Star Orchestra on guitar, Jeff Chimenti of RatDog on keyboards, and Joe Russo of the Benevento/Russo Duo on drums. Jay Lane left Furthur after the March 12, 2010 show to rejoin American funk metal/rock band, Primus.