Like every good Deadhead, sometimes I’ve tried to imagine what it must have been like back in 1964 when Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions played at the Top of the Tangent coffee house in Palo Alto. As most Deadheads know, it was Mother McCree’s, a band steeped in traditional folk and bluegrass influence, that birthed the band we’ve come to know as the Grateful Dead. Back then, I don’t think anyone could have imagined that the sprawling lawns of the
The magnificent Fall of 1973 finally gets its Road Trips due with the release Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3. Featuring the entire November 21, 1973 concert from Denver Coliseum and a bustling triumvirate from the previous night's killer show (11/20/73), this 3-disc set delivers up spectacular live renditions of soon-to-be classic tunes from the band's then-recent studio recording, Wake Of The Flood.
The beauty of the Grateful Dead legacy extends far past the demise of the original line-up that sadly ended with the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995. The Grateful Dead created a dedicated community, or rather a counterculture, based on music and family values that have since refused to give up and let go.
Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s premier music and camping festival, confirms additional artists to join headliners Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jane’s Addiction, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, moe. and many more, July 21-24 at Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT.
Step right in line with the "dancing" bears when you pick out the latest tees, accessories, and more from our Cosmic Charlie collection featuring the Dead’s most iconic imagery and sounds. Whether you are looking to outfit the young 'head in your house, wear your pride with a license plate or sterling silver ring, the boutique is currently brimming with all the beary best.
On April 17, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Dead played their first-ever live performance of "He's Gone," although you couldn't tell by the confidence of this version. You'll notice that the "Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange..." bridge is absent here, as it had not yet been incorporated into the song. It was added to the song later in the tour.
Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast's premier summer music festival, announces initial lineup including: FURTHUR featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, moe., The Levon Helm Band, John Butler Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr.