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Happy birthday, Jerry Garcia who would have been 73 if he was still alive today…

Today would have been Jerry Garcia’s 73 birthday. I love the Grateful Dead. Thanks to Apple Music and Spotify, I got to listen to all their studio albums and soon I will start listening to their live stuff.

Happy birthday Jerry.

Kev

Video: The Grateful Dead performs “Row Jimmy” at Levi’s Stadium

I don’t know about you but Bob Weir is one HELL of a singer and guitar player. Oh wow. Even though Jerry Garcia originally sung the lead vocals on this song, Bob still did really well. I love Bob’s guitar playing style. If you watch Bob play rhythm guitar and watch what he’s doing… he does more than just playing open chords. His fretting hand is always up and down the neck. I’m pretty sure Bob is playing a lot of chord inversions. He knows the map of the fretboard. Once you’ve mastered the map of the fretboard, you’ll be able to play chords everywhere. Really, watch the way Bob plays, he moves his fretting hand all over the place. I would like to learn how to play rhythm guitar like that.

Kev

The Grateful Dead plays Levi Stadium for 50th Anniversary…

Oh man… I kind of figure that the Grateful Dead still got it even if Jerry Garcia is gone. I’m sure Jerry would have been proud of them! Grateful Dead still killing it!

Is it just me or is Trey Anastasio looking very nervous? I can see why ’cause he is on stage playing with the fuckin’ Grateful Dead! A dream come true for him! At the same time Trey is looking very happy and psyched.

The surviving members of the Dead still play very well together… Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. They still sound like the Dead even after all these years. If Jerry was still alive, I’m sure he would have been up there instead of Trey.

I kind of wish I was at these final shows. If I find more videos with good quality, I’ll post ’em.

Kev

The Grateful Dead’s “Fare thee Well” tour begins and here is night no. 1…

The Grateful Dead’s “Fare thee Well” tour begins with night no. 1 that just happened last night. The surviving members of the Grateful Dead jammed with special guests Trey Anastasio and Bruce Hornsby to play a night of well-known Grateful Dead songs.

Here is the set/list from night 1:

Set One:

Truckin’
Uncle John’s Band
Alligator
Cumberland Blues
Born Cross-Eyed
Cream Puff War
Viola Lee Blues

Set Two:

Cryptical Envelopment
Dark Star
St. Stephen
The Eleven
Turn On Your Love Light
Drums/Space
What’s Become Of The Baby
The Other One
Morning Dew

Encore:

Casey Jones

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/grateful-dead-fare-thee-well-805593

I’ve heard most of those songs too. I’m trying to search youtube for some of the performances but they aren’t in youtube yet. I would love to watch the live stream but of course, you have to pay money in order to watch it.

I’ve read somewhere that these concerts will be released on CD/DVD later this year so I’ll hear it then.

Of course, you can expect there will be plenty of arrests and a lot of cops will be around ’cause police officers love going to jam band shows as it keeps them busy. A lot of drugs and hippies will be around for sure. I know ’cause I’ve seen Phish a couple of times and been to jam band concerts before. Hippies are nice people though… of course they are ’cause hippies are all about “peace and love”.

Kev

Trey Anastasio to front the Grateful Dead for final shows in Chicago!!!

This is is pretty big news for Deadheads and Phish phans. The 4 surviving members of The Grateful Dead will play 3 nights at Soldier Field in Chicago and Trey Anastasio is set to front the band replacing the late, Jerry Garcia. The Dead picked Soldier Field to be their final show ’cause that was the venue where it had Jerry’s last performance before he passed on.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6443522/grateful-dead-reunion-shows-trey-anastasio-chicago-anniversary

This is huge for Trey and I’m sure it’s a dream come true for him to play with the Dead! WOW! I’m a fan of both the Dead and Phish. Congrats Trey!!!

I’m sure these concerts will be recorded for a DVD/CD release so I’ll hear it then! I’m sure It will be a killer show!

Kev

Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia!!!

August is a special month for Deadheads. Why? Because August 1st is the day Jerry Garcia was born in the year 1942 and Jerry died several days later in 1995 of the same month! If Jerry was still alive, he would have been 69 right now. If Jerry was still alive, I’m pretty sure he would still be doing what he loved doing best. Playing with the Grateful Dead. If he was still around, I’m sure the Grateful Dead would still be together today, making albums and touring like they always did. Sometimes I wondered what it would be like if the Grateful Dead with Jerry fronting was still here today. I’m sure they wouldn’t lose their popularity.

I’m a pretty big Grateful Dead fan like all the others. Some people don’t see it, but yes, I’m a Deadhead. I’ve never seen the Grateful Dead in concert when Jerry was alive but I’ve wished I did. RIP Jerry. He maybe gone, but his legacy still lives on to this day!

Kev