Today in Grateful Dead History: September 1st – No New Shows

Happy almost Labor Day weekend.  Unfortunately, we don’t have any new Grateful Dead shows to talk about today.  Fortunately, the Dead played a very good show in Rochester on this date in 1979 and, if you want a serious dose of Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven, then we’ve also got a nice performance of that sequence from Baton Rouge in 1969.  Enjoy the long weekend – we’ll talk some time next week.


Today in Grateful Dead History: August 7th – No New Shows!

The Grateful Dead only played one show on August 7th.  Thankfully, it’s an early 80’s masterpiece – 8/7/1982 from Alpine Valley.  Opening with The Music Never Stopped>Sugaree>The Music Never Stopped and proceeding to rock an intense Let It Grow, one of the best China>Riders of the 80’s and a huge Playin’ sandwich with a Morning Dew desert, this show, released as Dick’s Pick’s 32, is worth every second of your time and then some.  (I wrote my previous review in a barbershop on my phone, so it’s not much better than this).  See you tomorrow.

I’m Going on Vacation

I’ll be away next week, but you can listen to Bruce Hornsby give some hints of what’s to come when he sits in as a guest at Carter Finley Stadium on 07/10/1990 or you can check out the only version of the Everly Brothers’ So Sad To See Good Love Go Bad and the first Rosalie McFall from 07/11/1970 at the Fillmore East.  After that, why not slow things down a little with the first night of the Dead’s epic six night run at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco on 07/12/1976?  Let’s get the mid-90’s into the mix with the “good” Highgate show on 07/13/1994 and end the week with a mellow night at the Greek from 07/14/1984.  Sound good?  Good.

See you soon.