Grateful Dead

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!

Dead Covers Project Leader Board


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broken_angel's picture
Joined: May 12 2010
Music is Not a Competition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Or in the ear, as the case may be.

Kind of bummed to see there is a 'Leader Board' this year.

Joined: Feb 6 2016

You're right man. My bad. It's a project and it's a great project. Perhaps the term "leader board" is throwing some of us off. And it does feel like there is a reward or "prize" a.k.a. getting posted on the home page. I will take your advice and just enjoy.

Thanks for giving me another perspective.


Dead Pondo's picture
Joined: Nov 26 2013

Folks - I don't see anywhere on the Dead Covers Project page that this is a contest. If it is a contest, please let me know...cuz if it is, I'm not sure I even want to enter.

From what I can tell, this is a project for fans of the dead to share some music, art, and love. Why does everything have to be so competitive these days?

Just enjoy the music and be happy you're alive to experience it! (Or not, sorry I don't mean to tell y'all what to do.)

Let there be songs to fill the air!


Joined: Feb 6 2016
Like it or not

I know this has been brought up before. But, it's hard to understand how a popularity contest based on likes has anything to do with the integrity of the music. We could ask all our Facebook friends to like a video whether they actually listen to it or not. Grandma, neighbors, coworkers, etc, we are stepping outside of an audience that knows anything about the dead.

Sorry, just an old deadhead's grumblings—breathe. Miss you Jerry!

Joined: Feb 17 2016
Black Muddy River

Joined: Feb 10 2016
Althea (in case you missed it)

Here's my cover of "Althea," if you missed it last week.

Joined: Feb 4 2016

Eyes of the World (Garcia/Hunter)


Give it a try if you got the mind.

Beboylan's picture
Joined: Mar 2 2015
Featured video

Greetings, Thank you for posting my video today, "New Minglewood Blues". Greatly appreciate this honor. However, Noah Lewis is the original composer of the song.

Just a heads up.

Thanks again!

Joined: Feb 15 2016
Loose Lucy ~ Brian Sances Band

Brian Sances Band performs “Loose Lucy” (Garcia/Hunter) during their set at New World Tavern - Plymouth, MA.

Brian Sances- guitar/vocals
Terrence Kelleher- drums
Dylan Vaughn - bass
Cory Schechtman- keyboards

Joined: Feb 14 2016
#DeadCoversProject jevon daly friend of the devil


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