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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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An interview with Bob Weir

Today is Bob Weir's 68th birthday. Happy birthday Bob. This interview appears in my Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead, along with similarly extensive interview with Phil, Phil and Trey, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…
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Fare Thee Well - Grateful Dead say an emotional good bye

Last night’s final Fare Thee Well show; the final joint appearance ever by the Grateful Dead’s Core Four of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann if you take them at their word – began and ended the same way: with a…
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Chicago Night 2 Review - 4th of July Fireworks

Wow. Now this was more like it. Night 2 of 3 in Chicago for the Dead’s Fare Thee Well, said-to-be-final shows at Soldier Field was hard-hitting, consistently satisfying, only a tiny bit meandering and to my ears a full-on triumph. Most…
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Grateful Dead Chicago Night One "Bertha" Video - Billboard Review

Last night's Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead show in Chicago broke the record for attendance at Soldier Field set by U2's 360 Tour in 2009 (last night: 70,764, U2: 67,936). Unfortunately, the crowd control entering and exiting the stadium…
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Steve Kimock and the endless quest for liquid gold tone

// Amazon.com Widgets I just came across this Steve Kimock feature I wrote for Relix in 2005, just before moving to China. I thought it was pretty swell. Enjoy. * It’s 8:10 pm at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Doors were supposed to…

Guitars That Jam - Blakesberg Available Now

My friend Jay Blakesberg has a great new book Guitars That Jam: Portraits of the World's Most Storied Rock Guitars. It features a Forweord by Warren Haynes and pictures and the stories behind. Here is a sampling of the goodies therein. There…

Carlos Santana and Warren Haynes to Join Phil Lesh at Lockn’

Well, this could be interesting. Phil Lesh & Friends will perform twice at this year’s Lockn’ Festival and number two will feature special guest Carlos Santana joining Warren Haynes, Barry Sless, Rob Barraco and John Molo. This…

Grateful Dead 1969: The Making of Aoxomoxoa and Live Dead

In honor of seeing Bill Kreutzmann's Billy and the Kid slast night in Philly and tonight in Port Chester... and of having just finished his memoir, Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead... and of reading…

New Grateful Dead books here and on the way.

My editor and his whole team at St. Martin's have a great new Grateful Dead book out and another on the way. Check out No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead, which I was happy to provide a blurb for. "The How, What,…

An interview with Dick Latvala: Dick's Picks and more...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tricky Dick In this 1997 interview, Dick Latvala, Grateful Dead tapemaster and father of Dick’s Picks, reflects on how he turned his hobby into a job. I conducted the interview…