Grateful Web recently had an opportunity to speak to musician, songwriter and music journalist, David Gans. David is the host of the weekly syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour, co-authored the book Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead and this weekend David is preparing for the annual Berkeley based KPFA Dead Marathon, whi
If November 1973 is considered one of the best months in Grateful Dead history and 11/17/73 is widely considered one of the best shows of the month - if not the year, then Dave's Picks Volume 5 is sure to score major points as the first quarter of 2013.
The Mickey Hart Band announces their first tour of 2013 with special guests, The African Showboyz from Ghana. The African Showboyz are four brothers from the northern part of Ghana who fuse a unique blend of West African rhythm, dance, and raw energy. Originally discovered by Grammy-winning virtuoso, Babatunde Olatunji, the African Showboyz have shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Fema Kuti, Arrested Development, and many others.
Seventeen years ago in September, the iconic American rock band the Grateful Dead announced a well-thought but difficult decision. Without their fallen band mate Jerry Garcia, who had passed that August, they would not be able to continue touring as the band Grateful Dead. It was a tough choice to make as certain band members were divided about what should become of their future tours or even the possibility of continuing without Jerry.
Furthur has announced another Winter Tour on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, including their first gig the Ogden Theater in Denver and their 7th, 8th and 9th shows @ the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado (between Denver and Boulder).
This marks the 4th year in a row either Furthur or Phil and Friends (last Feb) will play the newly renovated venue.
Jon McIntire, former manager of the Grateful Dead and New Riders of the Purple Sage, was also a longstanding member of the Rex Board of Directors, continuing for the rest of his life as an active member of the Rex Advisory Board. On Thursday, February 16, 2012, Jon McIntire passed away. We want to honor Jon and the tremendous gifts he has contributed to all of us who have had the privileg
In conjunction with last week's webcast live from TRI Studios, Jesse Malin has premiered this exclusive video of his recent performance coveringThe Clash's "Death or Glory," alongside TRI founder, legendary musician and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir.