In the cozy confines of the Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, CA, on April 29, Shakey Zimmerman turned lots of heads with their powerful, compelling takes on venerable Bob Dylan and Neil Young material. Opening the show was the acoustic duo of Shakey’s Pat Nevins along with music newcomer Jennifer Mydland, daughter of Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead’s longest-tenured keyboardist – and vocalist.
I was at this show, and it still remains the favorite of the 70 shows I saw between 1973 -1995. Was only the second night of the tour, general admission, on a rainy cool day. Civic Center was way smaller than most of the other Northeastern 'hockey rink' venues, so it always felt more intimate and with better sound. I attended the show with at least 10 of my friends, we grabbed a bunch of seats just off the floor, not too far back on the side.
In celebration of the Dead & Company shows at Folsom Field on Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th, we are thrilled to announce the inaugural Shakedown Street on the Hill! This FREE outdoor street fair will be held on Saturday, June 10th on University Hill along 13th Street and College Avenue! This Pre-Dead & Company street festival features live music, vendors plus a craft beer and spirits garden (21+). The event kicks off at 12pm and will last throughout the afternoon.
Come one, come all! We're celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Grateful Dead Movie this Thursday night. Round up your favorite Grateful guys and gals and mosey on over to your local theater at 7pm. We'll be kicking things off with an exclusive look at footage from the upcoming Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, and rounding out the pre-show sneak peeks with a never-before-seen mini-documentary about the band's legendary May 8, 1977 show at Cornell University.
Won't you please come and join us?
Real Gone Music is hitting the road this Summer with a release schedule that’s definitely in full bloom! Having released all 36 volumes of the Grateful Dead’s groundbreaking Dick’s Picks live concert series, the label is now taking the Dead’s Road Trips series to music retail for the first time EVER (and just like they did with Dick’s Picks, the label is starting with the last volume in the series).