Grateful Dead

The Dead Covers Project

Whether you play just like Jerry or like to give the Grateful Dead's beloved classics a unique spin, the 2014 Dead Covers Project wants you! We're calling all musicians - near and far - to share their 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, Need a little inspiration? During February, you can also check out an exclusive video playlist featuring a handful of hot submissions at Can't carry a tune? Join the fun by "liking" your favorites on YouTube!

Good luck!


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Antwerps Placebo's picture
Joined: Jun 10 2007
FORGOTTEN SPACE - China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider

Dead Pondo's picture
Joined: Nov 26 2013

I guess I didn't know this was a contest, I thought it was just a collection of music...a project. Where does it say it's a contest? Has it been a contest in years past? We're all winners as far as I can tell. Nice playin' ya'll! Peace, JP

Joined: Jul 15 2011
Unbroken Chain ---> China Doll

Joined: Jun 19 2007
New Potato Caboose

nice work everyone! here's my version of "New Potato Caboose" ... hope you like it

paukogutmusic's picture
Joined: Jan 23 2014
Bird Song>China Doll (solo jazz guitar)

Got inspired and recorded this. Tagged the video DeadCoversProject on the Youtube, not sure if anything else needs to be done.

gdradio's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
it isn't about winning but it

it isn't about winning

but it WOULD be helpful if the videos were even INCLUDED to be AT LEAST SEEN

which they aren't


Joined: Feb 13 2013
The Silent Trees ~ Peggy-O

Greetings from The Silent Trees!
We're back this year covering Peggy-O.
We're enjoying everyone's videos, what a fun project!
Here's ours, hope you dig it!

If you want to hear more, give us a like on Facebook.
Thanks everyone.
We love you Jerry!!

Joined: Feb 14 2014
Who cares who wins?

This contest is a fun opportunity to pay tribute to this wonderful band.
I mean, the contest doesn't even really have prizes, so who cares who wins?
I just like being part of it!

Joined: Feb 5 2014
ok like

....whatever. Check your Private Messages on your gdnet My Account Page to the right -> INBOX

Also, on their Facebook page banner, there is an -> to the right. If you click that, you can embed you're video into a Comment there too.

Joined: Feb 14 2014
Videos not added to Youtube playlist.

I can verify what gdradio is saying.
The youtube playlist has been at 73 videos since about Valentines day.
After a couple of days, we went all out, and our videos are currently tagged all of the following:
DeadCoversProject 2014
Dead Covers Project 2014
so I think we've ruled out user error, here.
Let me know if there's anything else that I can do :)


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