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    Phil Lesh & Friends To Return To The Capitol Theatre This Spring

    After spending three nights at The Capitol Theatre for his 77th Birthday, Phil Lesh has just announced that he will return to the Port Chester, NY venue for two more nights this spring. On May 26 & 27, the Grateful Dead bassist will recruit a crew of “Friends” to come out and jam originals and […]

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    Drake Salutes The Grateful Dead In New Song

    Late Saturday night, Drake unexpectedly dropped a 22-track “playlist” called More Life, with guest appearances from Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, and so many more. In the More Life tune “Lose You,” the one-time Degrassi actor-turned-chart-topping-rapper includes a line that shouts out Grateful Dead members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart! Give the track a spin, and listen closely for the […]

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    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Tribute Chuck Berry, Cover “Liz Reed” And More In Brooklyn Finale

    Last night, the unstoppable live music force that is Joe Russo’s Almost Dead took their victory lap in New York City, completing their 6-night sold-out residency at Brooklyn Bowl, the outfit’s de facto “home floor.” The band’s Saturday evening performance was also the their third of three performances with bassist Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers) subbing in […]

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  • Category: Features

    Remembering The Life Of James Cotton, The Pioneering Blues Harmonica Player

    James Cotton, the prolific Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica player, died yesterday of pneumonia at the age of 81. Affectionately nicknamed “Mr. Superharp,” Cotton was a pioneering force for the blues, with his career starting as a teenager in the early 1950s with the release of his first single, “Straighten Up Baby.” Over the next six […]

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    The Grateful Dead’s Debut Album Was Released 50 Years Ago Today

    A few days ago, guitarist John Mayer took out an ad in Billboard Magazine that read, “To the band that changed my life, and for the music that keeps on coloring it in: Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your debut album.” I think a lot of people reading this article can agree with that […]

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    Holly Bowling Debuts Phish’s “Miss You” In Honor Of A Lost Life [Audio]

    Holly Bowling is unlike anyone else on the road right now. Playing the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead, the classically-trained pianist captivates audiences nationwide with her takes on jam band giants. Recently, she stopped by the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, Pennsylvania to honor the life of Jeff Haraschack. The set included special […]

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    Watch Jerry Garcia And Phil Lesh Explain The Origins Of “Grateful Dead” In Clip From New Documentary

    After years and years of anticipation, delays, and a variety of obstacles, the long-awaited Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip will be made available to the public on May 26th via Amazon Prime Video. The film, produced by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev, made its debut at the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to glowing […]

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    Celebrate Phil Lesh’s 77th Birthday With These Standout Performances From The Capitol Theatre

    Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh celebrates his 77th birthday today. Originally a violinist and shortly thereafter a trumpet player, Lesh’s early interest in avant-garde music and free jazz played a major role in his unique, improvisational-laden bass sound, asserting himself in a way akin to a lead guitar player. A member of the Dead from day […]

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    Eric Krasno Joins Phil Lesh For Tribute To Classic 1977 Grateful Dead Show [Photos/Videos]

    Last night, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band returned to Brooklyn Bowl with special guest Eric Krasno to round out their two-night run after a fantastic performance on Sunday evening. As Jambands.com reported yesterday, the band used the Monday night performance to pay tribute to The Grateful Dead‘s June 7th, 1977 show at San Francisco’s Winterland Arena. The band stayed true to their word, delivering […]

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    John Mayer Uses Full Page In Billboard Magazine To Express His Gratitude To The Grateful Dead

    This month’s issue of Billboard Magazine has a particularly special note within the pages, sponsored and penned by John Mayer. The Dead & Company guitarist has been expressing gratitude to the music and culture of the Grateful Dead since he first started the gig in 2015, even calling it the best thing to ever happen […]

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