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 Dead.net 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, www.youtube.com/gratefuldead. Can't carry a tune? Join the fun by "liking" your favorites on YouTube.
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Here's a solo piano version of "High Time" on a cold day in Lawrence, Kansas. Enjoy!
Here's my version of Tom Thumb Blues. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks, boc
Last submission for 2015. Gig closer for a show in January. We often close with Franklin-> etc -> WBYGN. But this night, we started with the Dave Mason classic, Feelin' Alright. The chord structure made it seem like a natural segue candidate. But as you'll hear, that funky rhythm was almost impossible to leave behind. Finally just succumbed to and let it redefine Franklin :).
Enjoy! The Dead Cover Project is an awesome experiment!
One more new cover for the 2015 Dead Covers Project.
Scarlet Begonias into psycho-jive music, then to a brief tune we invented on the spot ("Dream"), then segue into I Know You Rider. Scarlet -> IKYR is our preferred way to get to Rider, usually with some interesting detour(s). And to make it authentic, Scarlet even has a vocal flub!
Here's one of our 2015 Dead Covers Project entries. Hope everyone enjoys. Bimini Road is based in North Alabama. So that's weird.
Here's my second contribution in as many years:
folks, feel free to add whatever variants you like, but be sure you're tagging your clips "DeadCoversProject" (without the quotes) to ensure that our various filters see them.