Every Wednesday we present another show from the archives of the Grateful Dead Hour - "A weekly audio postcard from the wide musical world of the Grateful Dead." Since 1985, the show has featured exclusive interviews, music from the roots and branches of the band's musical family tree, and of course a generous helping of unreleased live and studio recordings.

You can browse and/or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the show's home page, gdhour.com. Let us know if there's a particular show you'd like to hear, and feel free to post requests and comments here or by email to gdhour [at] dead.net

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    First of two featuring set 1 and some of set 2 of April 1, 1980 in Passaic NJ.

    The band pulled an excellent April Fool's prank: they took the stage with everybody on the "wrong"…

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    Week of March 25, 2019

    In 2018 I received a package from Candace Brightman, who was the Grateful Dead's lighting designer for more than 20 years. The box contained a handful of cassettes…

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    Last of four featuring the complete 10/22/71.

    Also in this program, a salute to Owsley "Bear" Stanley, an utterly unique figure in American history. He made the acid that fueled creativity…

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    Week of June 1, 1992

    Featuring most of the first set of 5/1/88 at the beautiful Frost Amphitheater, on the campus of Stanford University. Plus a sweet cover of "Box of Rain."

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    Somehow, the second part of this 3/31/89 set was posted years ago, but this half wasn't. By listener request,…