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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

Submitted by gratefulweb on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:28 pm

Musical titans Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner.  These legendary songwriters wrote such mega-hits as “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Dark Star,” “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” “Time After Time,” and “Beautiful.” The star-studded induction event is slated for Thursday, June 18th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  Additional special

Dark Star Orchestra | McDonald Theatre | 4/19/2014 | Review

Submitted by Chris Naugle on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:06 pm

Dark Star Orchestra crashed into Eugene’s McDonald Theatre last Saturday night and poured their brilliant light into ashes of moments, shows and tours past. 

They resurrected a spry Dead set from early ’87—April 7, Brendan Byrne Arena (NJ)—that  again moved a crowd of hopeful dreamers and warmed yearning hearts with smiles, smiles, smiles.

Grateful Web Interview with Jesse McReynolds

Submitted by Brittany Barnett on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 8:13 am

Grateful Web recently had a chance to speak with legendary bluegrass mandolinist, Jesse McReynolds. Jesse’s use of ‘crosspicking’, known as the ‘McReynolds style’ distinguished his picking from Bill Monroe and others. Jesse is a multiple Grammy award winner and in 1993 he was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. 

Robert Hunter Interview with Reuters unpublished excerpts

Submitted by Randall Mikkelsen on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:02 pm

Grateful Dead songwriter Robert Hunter talks about creating songs and performing, remembers Garcia, Dylan, Joplin, and reflects on being a test subject for CIA experiments with psychedelic drugs. This is a full transcript of the interview for Reuters, held Aug. 22, 2013. A link to Reuters story is here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE98F07720130916A - Randall.

Grateful Dead Books Launches New Website

Submitted by Grateful Dead Books on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 4:55 am

Grateful Dead Books LLC (GDB) is consistently rated the best site on Facebook for fans of the Grateful Dead with over 100+ million post views to date. The Facebook website features around the clock discussion and free music offerings from a vast network of sources.

Jesse & Friends Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter

Submitted by Dennis McNally on Tue, 10/19/2010 - 9:20 pm

Dear Dead Heads:

In 1964, Jerry Garcia and his buddy Sandy Rothman packed up a tape recorder and took off for the American South on a bluegrass pilgrimage. One of the groups they most wanted to see was “Jim and Jesse” (McReynolds), of Dothan, Alabama. They saw them, and they had a ball.

Jim and Jesse went on to legendary status in the bluegrass world with more than 45 years at the Grand Ol’ Opry, Grammys, and membership in any Hall of Fame that means anything to this music.

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