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The Dead Covers Project 2016

This year's submissions period has ended. Check out all the great performance with the Official 2016 DEAD COVERS PROJECT playlist.

Whether you play just like Jerry or like to give the Grateful Dead's beloved classics a unique spin, the 2016 Dead Covers Project wants you! We're calling all musicians - near and far - to share your love for the music and magic of the Dead through video. Show off your musical chops and you just might find yourself front and center on during the month of February! The rules are simple - all video submissions must contain a song either written by or recorded by the Dead. How that song is interpreted, however, is entirely up to you.

Upload your video to YouTube, tag it "DeadCoversProject," and we'll make it available to view on the band's official YouTube channel, Can't carry a tune? Join the fun by "liking" your favorites on YouTube.

Good luck!

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Joined: Aug 5 2017
GD Karaoke Covers?

There are some Karaoke covers of Dead tunes. Mostly Truckin and Casey Jones. If you dig hard you can find Big River, some traditional blues. The Mars Hotel Out takes has about the best Scarlett B Karaoke/instrumental version I've heard!

How about a sub category for next years Cover Project to include a Karaoke award? Sorry singers, take the backup position. Let's build up a home made Karaoke library!!!

Joined: May 26 2017
El Dub Music Covers "Franklin's Tower" - One Man Band Looper
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Joined: May 21 2017
A acoustic cover of Fair Ellender ...

Here's an acoustic version of Fair Ellender with guitar, bass, fiddle and two voices:


Joined: Mar 12 2017
JAMBASE Piano Prodigy Owen York Mashes up GD Phish & Steely Dan
Joined: Jan 31 2015
Dead Covers Project

Going down the road feeling bad - I filmed this in Eastbourne in the UK a few years back and still enjoy playing it live to local audiences.

Joined: Feb 21 2012
DeadCoversProject 2017.To Lay Me Down.StephanieLallouz.LonMiller

Dead Covers Project 2017.To Lay Me Down.Stephanie Lallouz and Lon Miller

Joined: Feb 28 2011
2017 Dead Covers?

Any Dates for 2017 Dead Covers submissions?
Have a couple of groups of pals from Oregon ready and revved up.
Just like a Willys in four wheel drive

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Joined: Mar 22 2011
I'm incredibly Early...

But it's 2017...

And here is my first Entry for the Dead Covers Project 2017....

Joined: Jun 23 2016
Check these guys out, some of

Check these guys out, some of the best I've heard really cool take and I been around quite a while ;)

Joined: Mar 19 2016
Cool Song And Great Performace

Very cool performance MattMan! Thanks for publishing! It's also one of my favorite songs from the dead.


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