I had no idea what to expect with John Mayer on lead taking on the biggest shoes to fill in music -- but I made it to Dead & Company’s first show and entered Albany’s Times Union Center with an open mind.
It's all green lights from here as we make our way toward the November 20th release of FARE THEE WELL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF GRATEFUL DEAD. Take a sneak peek at this rousing rendition of "West L.A. Fadeway" from July 4th, pulled from the Dead.net exclusive Complete version which features full audio and video from all three shows along with behind-the-scenes footage and intermission music by Circles Around The Sun.
This is Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web. I am joined by veteran photographer, author, and anthropologist Jay Blakesberg, His presence has been pivotal in American rock music scene since 1980s, particularly rooted in the Grateful Dead community. His iconic photography is regularly featured through publications like Relix, Rolling Stone, and Guitar Player. He is granted a rare trust and inclusivity from legendary rock musicians. His tenth photographic volume of rock anthropology is his finest to date.
Dead.net is wrapping up the 2015 Dave's Picks series with a real whopper! That's right, Dave's Picks Volume 16: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA 3/28/73 - the show that nearly didn't happen - is packed with 30 songs and lengthy ones to boot. As liner note scribe Dennis McNally claims this one's got a "classic 1973 'problem': almost too much good material...
Cuthbert Amphitheater on a beautiful early fall evening, a waxing moon shining through low scattered clouds, and Dark Star Orchestra kicking off the Fall Tour West...Nope, doesn't get much better than that. Although known for their awesome recreations of historic Grateful Dead shows, every now and then DSO will roll their own set lists at their audience like a pair of loaded dice and tonight was one of those shows.
From the depths of the Bohemian mind comes a view of arguably the most historic musical event of all time, the Fare The Well shows. They travel to Chicago, where the original three shows were announced, and after much controversy surrounding tickets, without much hope of all getting into the shows. But as many Deadheads will tell you the best times they’ve ever had at a show have been in the lot. That was then, this is now and law enforcement along with the city of Chicago banned over night camping and swore to enforce.
Rex Goes to Fenway Park September 21! We're very excited about our very first Rex fundraiser with the Boston Red Sox as they host their Grateful Dead Night! The Sox face the Tampa Bay Rays, and you'll want to be there in your special commemorative t-shirt.