Susana Millman is petite, quiet, and a long-time member of the G.D. family, so when she got serious about photography and began shooting events backstage and away from shows….no one minded. As a result, her book Alive with the Dead / A Fly on the Wall with a Camera, self-published in 2016, was stuffed with shots from places most Dead photographers couldn’t go—Bob Weir’s wedding, a party at Mickey Hart’s house with Jerry, Governor Jerry Brown, and the Gyuto Monks, and lots more. Unsurprisingly, it was a huge hit, and traveling around the country meeting hundreds of ‘heads and selling it was enormously satisfying.
For this exclusive live streaming event from the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, CA, tabla master Zakir Hussain will perform solo and with a pair of special guests collaborating in real time from around the world — Grateful Dead legend Mickey Hart and bansuri flute virtuoso Rakesh Chaurasia.
There will be an encore performance on Sunday, November 15 at 6:00pm PST which will feature Zakir Hussain participating in the real-time chat to provide insightful commentary on the music and the performance.
Guitarist Dennis Haklar & Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo released their new album “Transcendance” on August 15, 2020. This collaboration between guitarist Dennis Haklar and Grammy award winning master percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo began as a studio improvisation, and developed into a journey to another world. Appearing on “Transcendance” is the beautiful and mysterious Steffie Moonlady adding her ethereal vocals. Moonlady was instrumental in the overall production of “Transcendance” which offers healing energy to our Planet during this challenging point in time.
Dead & Company and The Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge teams up with comedian Mike Finoia to co-host Comes A Time, a new interview podcast series. Burbridge and Finoia are joined by a variety of guests to discuss a range topical issues, where they are today and where they go from here. On episode seven, Burbridge and Finoia welcome longtime Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.
The Disco Biscuits To Air One Time Only Performance From Red Rocks With Mickey Hart And Bill Kreutzmann
Tonight, July 8th, The Disco Biscuits will air their performance from Red Rocks with Mickey Hart and Billy Kreutzman on Nugs.net at 8:30 PM EST. The famed three-set show, dubbed Bisco Inferno, was filmed at the legendary venue and will air for one time only. The band has also announced a special merchandise collection for the performance that combines many of their classical components with the aesthetic of the Grateful Dead, which is being sold exclusively at Hiline Merchandise.
One of the highest moments in Grateful Dead history came on September 16, 1978, in front of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, when a rhythm and percussion choir led by Mickey Hart’s friend Hamza El Din opened for the band’s second set by playing his song “Ollin Arageed.” As they sang and percussed, the moon went into eclipse. One by one, the band members drifted on to the stage and joined them, eventually going into “Fire on the Mountain.” It was pure magic.
A new, cavernous San Francisco concert venue was put to use by Dead & Company on Dec. 30, and while it is the biggest indoor venue in Grateful Dead-hometown history, the party was no less enthusiastic. On New Year’s Eve, balloons would drop and a vintage plane would fly through the arena at midnight, but here on the 30th, the penultimate night of the year, Dead & Company delivered a big, powerful show worthy of review.
By 1987, the Grateful Dead had lived many of their nine lives but were about to embark on one not a soul had seen coming. In The Dark , their first studio album in seven years, had spawned a hit (A TOP 10 SINGLE FOR THE GRATEFUL DEAD?!) and "Touch Of Grey" begat a new generation with their fanny packs and their MTV and their undeniable quest to join the party already in progress. And boy, did the Dead let them in! But not without fine-tuning their sonic vibes to meet the new demand.