Grateful Web recently had an enlightening conversation with Hawk Semins of The Owsley Stanley Foundation. Hawk is an OSF board member, the Foundation's lawyer, the corporate secretary, the executive producer of the box set, and sometimes he even works in the mailroom. He helped to form the Foundation after Bear died and has volunteered his time to the organization since then, working closely with Bear's son, Starfinder Stanley, the OSF President.
It is my honor to be writing to you all again about the wonder and beautiful sight that is Dark Star Jubilee. However, this year I write to you with feelings of pure joy and love that come from this festival but also a heavy heart. Dark Star Orchestra has had a tough week, as they face a possibly career-changing event. But more about that later, let’s talk about the joyful, blissful, wonderful, paradise event for friends and family that was Dark Star Jubilee.
While official Summer of Love 50th anniversary festivities for San Francisco are still mired in licensing/permit negotiations, Dead & Company’s return engagement to the Bay Area on June 3 was a magnet for 1967-ish apparel, attitudes, smokeables, and music – the concert’s first set featured “Viola Lee Blues,” the closing tune on The Grateful Dead’s 1967 self-titled debut.
"Colorado Getaway: The History of the Grateful Dead in the High Country" will feature a panel discussion with original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, who will speak on the band's defining events in Colorado, from the free Human Be-In at City Park in 1967, to a barn outside of Colorado Springs, plus their storied shows at Red Rocks, 1987 Telluride show and the band's many appearances in Boulder.
On June 9th, 2017, the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation will host a fun, educational event to celebrate the 8th Annual Hemp History Week, a national grassroots education campaign taking place from June 5-11, 2017, which aims to renew support for hemp farming in the United States. This year’s campaign theme is Breaking Ground, which focuses on how regenerative hemp farming, hemp foods, and other hemp products provide sustainability solutions for the next generation.
Joe Russo's Friends with Benefits featuring: John Scofield , Nels Cline (Wilco), Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around The Sun) Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Joe Russo, Cass McCombs, Dave Dreiwitz (Ween, Joe Russo's Almost Dead), Dave Harrington (Darkside, Hooteroll? + Plus), Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo's Almost Dead), Delicate Steve, Scott Metzger (Joe Russo's Almost Dead), Jon Shaw (Bob Weir, Shakey Graves), Erik Deutsch (Charlie Hunter, Hooteroll?