Grateful Dead

50 years ago, the Grateful Dead were cooking with gas. It was spring 1974, the band had successfully emerged from a series of hectic, harrowing times, and would soon follow their transformative Wake Of The Flood with the second acclaimed album release on their very own Grateful Dead Records: From The Mars Hotel.

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Pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo of music merchandise as we know it, Cymbals For Change has entered the ring (no pun intended). A mission-driven artist merchandise company, Cymbals For Change’s objective is simple: to (physically) bridge the gap between fan and artist by way of jewelry, all while donating to a charity, cause, or organization of the drummer or band’s choice.

Animazing Gallery in Las Vegas announced plans today to feature “Visions of the Dead: A Grateful Dead Art and Photography Exhibition” set to coincide with Dead & Company’s “Dead Forever – Live at Sphere” residency in Las Vegas.

Today, April 30th, we at Grateful Web honor the birthday and enduring impact of Reverend Gary Davis, the legendary American blues and folk guitarist born in 1896 in Laurens, South Carolina. His profound musical skills and spiritual lyrical depth profoundly shaped the landscapes of blues, folk, and beyond, influencing generations of musicians and fans alike.

Fans of the legendary Jerry Garcia Band (JGB) are in for a treat as Round Records announces the release of "GarciaLive Volume 21." This latest installment in the beloved series captures a transcendent performance from February 13th, 1976, at the iconic Keystone in Berkeley, California.

Today, with Rhino's surprise release of From The Mars Hotel: The Angel's Share, the Grateful Dead vaults have once again been opened. Featuring 16 newly unearthed session recordings, the digital collection brings listeners directly into San Francisco's Coast Recorders during the spring of 1974, revealing the band's real-time process as they crafted such eternal staples as "Scarlet Begonias," "Ship Of Fools," "China Doll," "U.S. Blues," "Unbroken Chain" and more that would make up their classic From The Mars Hotel LP.

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Dead Set On The Bay, the Live Dead Sunset Cruise experience, is back this summer for our 5th time rocking out on the Bay! This time, we will be taking you back in time to re-imagine the Grateful Dead's incredible July 14th, 1976 show at The Orpheum in San Francisco as we cruise around Alcatraz and under the Bays iconic bridges. An unforgettable peak live Dead experience like no other, this is truly a bucket list event.

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“I considered myself a folksinger, and then we all became bluegrass musicians. When it turned rock and roll, I turned to my typewriter.” - Robert Hunter, The Golden Road, 1984

The Infamous Stringdusters should be way more famous.

Not to say they haven’t earned numerous accolades, including a Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album in 2018. The quintet also tops the bill at many string-based festivals. While perhaps not yet a “household name” in the bluegrass pantheon, the Stringdusters may be the worst-kept secret in the genre.

The music of The Grateful Dead will once again ring across Europe with Dark Star Orchestra crossing the Atlantic for four live events this September.

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