Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson is proud to announce the release of their debut album, Back Around on February 18, 2014.The album will be sold for digital download through Heart of Gold Records’ exclusive agreement with The Orchard on ITunes and other digital media CD distribution will be online through Grateful Dead (Dead.net), CD Baby and Amazon.com.Recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL at the Nutthouse Recording Studio, the album blends a Muscle Shoals groove with a psychedelic San Francisco vibe.
THE DEAD COVERS PROJECT is starting to get a little bit funky as evidenced by this early submission of "Victim of the Crime" by Accident of Birth. Let your creativity flow, visually and vocally, and your Dead cover could be featured on Dead.net during the month of February.Upload your video to YouTube, tag it "DeadCoversProject," and they'll make it available to view on the band's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/gratefuldead. Feeling camera shy?
Dead.net is kicking off Dave's Picks 2014 with a visit to the Wall Of Sound era. Dave's Picks Volume 9 features the complete show from May 14, 1974, at Adams Field House at the University of Montana in Missoula, the Grateful Dead's only appearance in the state of oro y plata. This monstrously hot show is the third official show of the Wall Of Sound, which had debuted in March 1974.
Berkeley's pioneering listener-supported radio station, KPFA, presents its annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 am. Host David Gans promises a bounty of unreleased and previously-unheard music by the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and related artists. There will be a live performance (musicians TBA) from the KPFA studio.
The 19th annual Gathering of the Vibes will take place July 31-August 3, 2014. Tickets go on sale Black Tie Dye Friday, November 29, 2013. Purchase early bird tickets for $185, that is almost $100 dollar savings from purchasing at the gate.Check out some great new 2013 highlights on the Vibes YouTube channel.
No post New Year's hangover for Real Gone Music -- the label is slotting four more coveted collector's items for release on 2014's first available street date, January 7. The groundbreaking jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears receives Real Gone's patented singles collection treatment with the release of the 2-CD set The Complete Columbia Singles.
Ever wondered why the Grateful Dead once added a modern classical composer to the ranks? Or how they pioneered the “double live” rock album concept? Or what a final studio album by the Dead would have been like?These questions and more are answered in the book The Grateful Dead FAQ (Backbeat Books, Nov. 2013, $24.99). Subtitled “All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History,” this book explores subjects that Deadheads have discussed on message boards and blogs.
Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premiere music and entertainment memorabilia auction house has announced a very rare opportunity to own Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia’s Custom Travis Bean TB500 Electric Guitar at a two-day auction event featuring the best of rock royalty. On Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, 2013.