Mickey Hart

Mickey Hart, the renowned percussionist for the Grateful Dead, is on a mission to awaken and expand our awareness through sound. He is gathering the universe’s deepest vibrations, mixing them with rhythm, and bending one's sense of self. Indeed, mystics for millennia have used meditation and sound to merge individual consciousness with cosmic consciousness. Hart’s new Commune course, Sound Consciousness: Drones for Sonic Bathing, serves the same timeless purpose.

Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – is thrilled to announce its 2021 tour, kicking off August 16th in Raleigh, North Carolina, and running through Halloween, with a three-night stand at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on October 29th, 30th, & 31st.

Dead & Company just announced their return with Playing In The Sand 2022, and tonight we take a trip back to the beaches of Riviera Maya for the return of One More Saturday Night! Tonight they'll air the January 19 seaside show from Playing In The Sand 2020, so get your fruity drink and flip flops ready, the party begins at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

Susana Millman is petite, quiet, and a long-time member of the G.D. family, so when she got serious about photography and began shooting events backstage and away from shows….no one minded. As a result, her book Alive with the Dead / A Fly on the Wall with a Camera, self-published in 2016, was stuffed with shots from places most Dead photographers couldn’t go—Bob Weir’s wedding, a party at Mickey Hart’s house with Jerry, Governor Jerry Brown, and the Gyuto Monks, and lots more. Unsurprisingly, it was a huge hit, and traveling around the country meeting hundreds of ‘heads and selling it was enormously satisfying.

For this exclusive live streaming event from the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, CA, tabla master Zakir Hussain will perform solo and with a pair of special guests collaborating in real time from around the world — Grateful Dead legend Mickey Hart and bansuri flute virtuoso Rakesh Chaurasia.

There will be an encore performance on Sunday, November 15 at 6:00pm PST which will feature Zakir Hussain participating in the real-time chat to provide insightful commentary on the music and the performance. 

Guitarist Dennis Haklar & Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo released their new album “Transcendance” on August 15, 2020. This collaboration between guitarist Dennis Haklar and Grammy award winning master percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo began as a studio improvisation, and developed into a journey to another world. Appearing on “Transcendance” is the beautiful and mysterious Steffie Moonlady adding her ethereal vocals.  Moonlady was instrumental in the overall production of “Transcendance” which offers healing energy to our Planet during this challenging point in time.

Dead & Company and The Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge teams up with comedian Mike Finoia to co-host Comes A Time, a new interview podcast series. Burbridge and Finoia are joined by a variety of guests to discuss a range topical issues, where they are today and where they go from here. On episode seven, Burbridge and Finoia welcome longtime Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.

Tonight, July 8th, The Disco Biscuits will air their performance from Red Rocks with Mickey Hart and Billy Kreutzman on Nugs.net at 8:30 PM EST. The famed three-set show, dubbed Bisco Inferno, was filmed at the legendary venue and will air for one time only. The band has also announced a special merchandise collection for the performance that combines many of their classical components with the aesthetic of the Grateful Dead, which is being sold exclusively at Hiline Merchandise.

One of the highest moments in Grateful Dead history came on September 16, 1978, in front of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, when a rhythm and percussion choir led by Mickey Hart’s friend Hamza El Din opened for the band’s second set  by playing his song “Ollin Arageed.” As they sang and percussed, the moon went into eclipse.  One by one, the band members drifted on to the stage and joined them, eventually going into “Fire on the Mountain.”  It was pure magic.

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