Grateful Dead

"When it came to 1973 Dead, I was always drawn to the big second-set jams, 'Dark Star' or 'The Other One,' and all of the places those songs could go that year. One week during my initial stint with the Dead, Dick was spending a lot of time listening to 9/8/73, and he could not stop raving about it. He was very intent on pointing out that despite the absence of the 'Big Two' from 1973, every song, every solo, every moment was out-of-this-world excellent. He played me the first set, giving a play-by-play of each song and what made it special.

The Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra formed in Chicago, Illinois and offered its first public show on November 11, 1997, has performed 2997 shows since that time. The band today announces the return to its Windy City birthplace roots by hosting a pair of shows in downtown Chicago at Soldier Field.

Midnight North kicked off its 2021 live-stage endeavors on April 18, with a masked and physically distanced performance at their original home base, Terrapin Crossroads. The concert was the band’s first show back since the Covid-19 proliferation and leaned heavily on the band’s newly released album, “There’s Always a Story.”

This is the look Jerry had on his face when I, aged 12, walked into his living room to find him sitting in front of the tv, strumming an unplugged electric guitar, and hoarsely singing a Grateful Dead tune. (I just recalled he would plug into a tiny portable amplifier with headphones so HE at least could hear the guitar.)  Well aware as I was that millions of Deadheads would’ve killed to be in my shoes, the scene was somehow so preposterous I couldn’t contain my laughter. Jerry didn’t mind though. I can still hear him.

Garcia Birthday Band | Oaks Park | 4/17/2021

Grateful Web recently had the honor of visiting with Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. While most folks are familiar with Donna Jean as the radiant co-vocalist of 1970s Grateful Dead, augmenting some of the seminal group’s most celebrated tunes such as “The Music Never Stopped,” “Cassidy,” “Mississippi Half-Step,” and “Playing in the Band,” she holds deeper roots in Americana as a 1960s session musician of the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

Holistic Industries, the largest private multi-state cannabis operator in the U.S., today announced the East Coast debut of Garcia Hand Picked (GHP), a collection of cannabis products and merchandise created in partnership with The Garcia Family to honor the legacy of Jerry Garcia.

FANS and KEEN x Garcia present the full list of artists invited to livestream on Earth Day to raise awareness about Alaska's Tongass National Forest — the largest temperate rainforest, and one of the most carbon-storing terrestrial ecosystems on Earth. The livestream will be a totally unique experience with artist performances coming from unique spaces and iconic venues across the country.

Dead & Company just announced their return with Playing In The Sand 2022, and tonight we take a trip back to the beaches of Riviera Maya for the return of One More Saturday Night! Tonight they'll air the January 19 seaside show from Playing In The Sand 2020, so get your fruity drink and flip flops ready, the party begins at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

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