That the Grateful Dead’s music has remained a source of joy and inspiration for an ever-growing audience now 25 years after the passing of Jerry Garcia is simply one of life’s modern mysteries. But the endurance of the band’s Rex Foundation, still making charitable grants and effecting change—that’s a miracle. The band was its sole source of income, but in the years since Garcia, other bands, along with Dead Heads themselves, have stepped forward to celebrate and suppor
Bardavon Presents continues our new, free, online series “Albums Revisited” with a 50th anniversary celebration of the release of the Grateful Dead’s legendary AMERICAN BEAUTY; curated with commentary by our Production Manager Stephen LaMarca and Chris Silva.
Featuring original performances created especially for the Bardavon by:
Box of Rain- Nicki Bluhm & Amy Helm
Piano virtuoso Holly Bowling is proud to announce a beautiful new album featuring solo piano renditions of the music of the Grateful Dead. Seeking All That’s Still Unsung arrives everywhere on Friday, November 20. The evocative collection features nine instrumental piano interpretations of songs spanning the Grateful Dead’s extensive catalog -- both classics and deep tracks -- and is heralded by today’s release of “St. Stephen,” available on all DSPs and streaming services.
Ah, you cottoned on to us! We're pleased as punch to deliver another round of the Grateful Dead's unreleased demos and session recordings. Grab your glass and join us once again in 1970 at the Pacific High Recording Studio (and later at Wally Heider Recording) for AMERICAN BEAUTY: THE ANGEL’S SHARE.
Jerry’s Middle Finger Delivers Sold Out Cruise-In w/ special guest Sunshine Becker & Mad Alchemy Liquid Lights
Jerry’s Middle Finger and special guest Sunshine Becker (Furthur) tore up their first live audience performance in 235 days to a sold-out drive-in crowd of nearly 1,000 hungry fans amongst 200+ socially-distanced cars at the Solano County Fairgrounds on Saturday night.
Dead Floyd is a celebration of the music of two of rock and roll’s greatest bands, The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, mashed together into one high-energy, unpredictable show. Drawing from both extensive catalogs of music, the Dead Floyd performances include early rarities to modern classics and everything in between. The love of the music of both bands inspires Dead Floyd to uniquely interpret the songs in a way that allows the music to timelessly live on and the legacy of both bands to stay alive to the next generation of fans.
This week’s episode of Mighty SONG Writers comes from AAA radio chart-topping indie-folk artist Matt Quinn of Mt. Joy. In his video, Quinn covers the Grateful Dead’s “Dire Wolf,” explaining that that song’s storytelling drove him to become a songwriter, and plays one of his own songs that was inspired by Jerry Garcia. Quinn also thanks a formative English teacher, passes on songwriting advice that’s helped him, and explains why John Prine should be the second musician to win the Nobel Prize.