Final Guests Announced for The Chapel's 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Grateful Dead's 'Aoxomoxoa' and 'Live Dead'

Article Contributed by Calabro Music Media | Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

The Chapel In San Francisco Announces Special Guests Steve Gunn, Holly Bowling (Phil Lesh & Friends), Alex Bleeker (Real Estate) & Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh & Friends) to join the 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Classic Grateful Dead Albums ‘Aoxomoxoa' & 'Live Dead’ Taking Place Tonight, October 28 & Tomorrow, October 29.

Complete line-ups for each evening are:

October 28 - ‘Aoxomoxoa’

Alex Bleeker (Real Estate)
Holly Bowling (Phil Lesh & Friends)
Brigid Dawson (thee Oh Sees)
Paula Frazer (Tarnation)
Greg Loiacono (Mother Hips / Green Leaf Rustlers)
Steve Gunn

October 29 - ‘Live Dead’

Jason Crosby
Raze Regal (Once and Future Band)
Dan Lebowitz (ALO)
Bill Orcutt 
Meg Baird and Charlie Saufley (Heron Oblivion / Espers) 
Steve Gunn 

The core band performing each night is: Ethan Miller, Adam MacDougall, Dan Horne, Isaiah Mitchell and Austin Beede.

Mad Alchemy Liquid Lights will provide visuals. 

The Chapel in San Francisco has announced the final round of special guests for its 50th-anniversary celebration of the legendary Grateful Dead albums ‘Aoxomoxoa' and 'Live Dead' taking place tonight and tomorrow, October 28 and 29, respectively.  For the complete album performance of ‘Aoxomoxoa' tonight, Steve Gunn, Holly Bowling (Phil & Friends) and Alex Bleeker (Real Estate) join the bill. For the performance of 'Live Dead’ tomorrow evening, just announced guests include Jason Crosby (Phil & Friends) as well as the return of Steve Gunn from night one.

Curated by Ethan Miller of Howlin Rain, the house band each evening is an all-star line-up featuring some of California's most ground-breaking improvisational musicians, including guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne, and drummer Austin Beede. 

50 years since both albums were released in 1969, The Grateful Dead's Aoxomoxoa and Live Dead have grown only more vital and relevant as they continue to be discovered by new generations to this day. Created by The Grateful Dead through the vision and embrace of wide-eyed, fearless improvisation, Miller and company will shine a light on the evolution of that unbridled spirit and creative blueprint in which he and his fellow musicians still revel a half-century later.

Tickets are on sale now. A portion of proceeds from each night will benefit The Grateful Dead’s long-standing charity, The Rex Foundation.