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RatDog | WestBury, New York | 2006 | Review

I never understood the notion of the critic.  Who takes the time and effort to write about something they don't like?  I have always tried to use the written word to elevate, not dissect or discredit.  So it's with some trepidation that I set out to discuss RatDog's two night stand at (to borrow from the great Neil Peart) the "obnoxious local bank" theater (near Westbury Music Fair) on October 31st and November 1st in Westbury, NY.

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Gathering of the Vibes 2006 | Review & Photos

We need not recap the 11 year history of this wondrous event, held for five years now at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY.  We need no account of the heartfelt and soulful preparation put in by the original "Deadhead Heaven" promoters, Terrapin Tapes and Dupree's Diamond News, to commemorate the life and music of Jerry Garcia.  These details have been covered numerous times in other reports.  All we need is to be here now, or at lea

JGB | Fox Theater | Boulder, Colorado

The night started out cold and rainy, which is almost as unlikely in Boulder as the Jerry Garcia Band has been.  Ironically, I inquired to my wife about two weeks before the announcement of the show, while listening to the JGB recording from Kean College 1980 about when they will play in Boulder again.  I saw them play in San Diego last summer, but I

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Phil Lesh Legacy

Phil Lesh like his Grateful Dead bandmates are the force behind the jam festival culture today. Lesh is continuing to tour this summer, along with some topnotch young jam musicians.

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Planet Drum To Tour Again

The Planet Drum 2006 Tour reunites Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo for a September series of West Coast shows in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the ground-breaking album of that name.  Planet Drum was released in 1991 on the Rykodisc label and went on to earn the first-ever Grammy in the World Music category.  The tour is the groups first in almost a decade.  It also marks the resumption of an artistic relationship – between Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain – that goes back to the late 1960s.

Send Grateful Web Your Jerry Pictures!

Thanks to Jann L for this picture! Jerry's coming back to the big island (Kona) after a day spent scuba diving. Jann told us Jerry could spend more time under water on one tank than any body else.

If you'd like to share your Jerry pictures, we'll be more than happy to tell your story too. Thanks for sharing, Jann!

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The Grateful Web

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Phil Lesh & Friends Added to the 10KLF

Phil Lesh & Friends joins an already jam-packed lineup of artists for a headlining performance at the 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) July 19-22, 2006 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN.

The perfect addition to 10KLF's rich musical diversity, former Grateful Dead bassist and his band, Phil Lesh & Friends, perform on the Main Stage Friday, July 21, joining festival headliners Trey Anastasio on July 22 and The String Cheese Incident on July 20.

Announcing the 2006 Grateful Garcia Gathering

The "Grateful Garicia Gathering" will be returning back to the beautiful "Camp NCN" on August 4th, 5th, & 6th 2006, in beautiful Black River Falls Wisconsin. This mellow gathering will be a celebration of Jerry Garcia's Birthday, plus the 11th Annivesary of Jerrys untimely passing. This is going to be a very deeply humble, and special time for camping and gathering with friends of old and new!

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