The Chapel in San Francisco has announced the first round of special guests for its 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary Grateful Dead albums Aoxomoxoa and Live Dead on October 28 and 29. For the complete album performance of Aoxomoxoa on Monday, October 28, musicians Brigid Dawson (Thee Oh Sees), Paula Frazer (Tarnation) and Greg Loiacono (Mother Hips/ Green Leaf Rustlers) will join the bill. For the performance of Live Dead the following evening, Tuesday, October 29, just announced guests include Raze Regal (Once & Future Band), Dan Lebowitz (ALO), Bill Orcutt, Meg Baird and Charlie Saufley (Espers/ Heron Oblivion).
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.
Monday, October 28
Tuesday, October 29
Doors: 7:30 // Show: 8:30pm
777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA, 94110