The latest installment in the Grateful Dead‘s “All The Years Live” archival video series is available now on the band’s YouTube page. This entry highlights the band’s take on “Uncle John’s Band” from the Dead’s performance at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on June 25th, 1993.
This live cut marks the fourth release from the band’s two-night run at RFK Stadium in June of 1993, following “Bird Song“, “Feel Like A Stranger“, and “Lazy River Road“, however, it is the first video shared from night-one of the weekend. The Workingman’s Dead gem stretches over 12 minutes and features Bruce Hornsby on accordion.
As Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,
The period between December 1992 and June 1993 was a late period peak for the Grateful Dead, when they came from their Fall 1992 hiatus with a renewed energy and focus. At the end of the Summer Tour of 1993, the Dead hit RFK Stadium for two excellent nights, featuring Bruce Hornsby sitting in on accordion. This Workingman’s Dead classic was played 23 years after its studio debut, released in June 1970.
Relive the Dead’s June 25th, 1993 performance of “Uncle John’s Band” below.
Grateful Dead – “Uncle John’s Band” – 6/25/93
[Video: Grateful Dead]
Previous installments of “All The Years Live” have included: