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.
Dead Covers Project Leader Board
If this contest is in any way related to youtube likes then The Grateful Dead facebook should not be posting one of the entry videoes. No wonder they are winning!
Come on guys...
that answers my question...all via youtube
the above link to youtube/grateful dead has 2015's entries to the dead cover project. is there a place where i can watch and listen to this years?
I just asked for clarification on this.
When you Like the video on YouTube, that's a vote.
Hope this helps.
How does voting take place? Who decides which videos get "featured" on this site? How come one of the selections was featured on the Dead's facebook? This hardly seems like a contest on the up and up...
This is the version that Jimmy Warbler and the Wombats famously performed on the Pride of the Caribbean in the 1970s. Jimmy sadly lost that gig and now sells used cars in Daytona Beach, so if you pass by be sure to give the guy a toke, as he definitely knew his chops, but life just dealt him some bad knocks.
If you go to youtube, you can like videos. That may have a bearing on the ranking but I'm not sure. Check out savannahs and the kings "scarlet Begonias". Currently at 7, but my personal favorite.
Good question, and if you follow that link there are only videos from 2015.