Dead Classic Gets Organ Transplant: Organ Fairchild's Spin on 'He's Gone'

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Friday, July 21, 2023

Fast-rising New York jam group Organ Fairchild is delighted to release their funky instrumental rendition of the Grateful Dead classic, “He’s Gone.” The single is available today on all major digital streaming platforms and serves as the second tantalizing teaser from their forthcoming sophomore album “Leisure Suit” set for release on September 8, 2023.

Organ Fairchild's take on "He’s Gone" was co-produced, recorded, and mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip (Hot Tuna, Levon Helm), and mastered by Alan Evans of Soulive. The track stands as a testament to the band's deep-seated love for Grateful Dead music, reinterpreted in their unique organ-trio format.

Speaking about the release, band guitarist Dave Ruch expressed, “The three of us grew up playing Grateful Dead music together, so how fun to take our organ-trio format (no singing and no bass player!) and reinterpret this song.”

The release of “He's Gone” arrives just in time for Organ Fairchild's "Dead of Summer" Tour, which kicks off next week. In a treat for Grateful Dead fans, the band will dedicate a full set to organ-trio-style renditions of Grateful Dead songs at each show, in addition to performing a set of their award-winning original material.

Fresh from their four-set appearance at the final Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL, this past May, which drew a crowd of over 15,000 attendees, Organ Fairchild is diving headfirst into their busiest summer touring season yet. The band, which was formed in 2020 and voted #1 out of 64 emerging bands across New York in 2021, has already shared stages with big names such as Goose, Trey Anastasio Band, Melvin Seals and JGB, Andy Frasco & the U.N., moe., Umphrey’s McGee, and members of Tedeschi Trucks.

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