Mickey Hart took attendees at the inaugural Dead Ahead festival on a long, strange, cosmic trip with his Noche de Ondas (night of waves) late-night set.

The percussion-heavy superjam featured Mickey and The Miracles with drummer Jay Lane (Dead & Company) and Latin percussionists Giovanni Hidalgo and Karl Perazzo as well as guitarist Derek Trucks (Tedeschi Trucks Band) and his bandmate Isaac Eady, who swapped his drumsticks for a bass guitar.

The improvised, trance-inducing set transcended stylistic boundaries (as advertised) with a mix of electronic sounds, Latin rhythms, and pounding dance grooves, plus some extra soul courtesy of Trucks’ ever-impressive slide playing.


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Watch Mickey Hart and the Miracles’ Noche de Ondas late-night set at Dead Ahead below.

The late-night jam was just one of many unique collaborations to take place over the weekend. Night one also saw Goose offshoot Orebolo welcome Sturgill Simpson and Bob Weir, and Rick Mitarotonda (Goose), Trucks, and Simpson later joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. A band comprised of Weir, Hart, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, and Don Was headlined Sunday night with Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Sturgill Simpson, and Brittney Spencer, while Simpson, Mitarotonda, and Margo Price joined the same lineup to close out the fest on Monday.

Mickey Hart – Noche De Ondas – 1/12/24 [Full Set]