Grateful Dead

The Dead Covers Project

What a wonderful month it's been, sharing our love of the Grateful Dead through song and video! We applaud all the hard work and effort that you, the fans, put into the DEAD COVERS PROJECT, and we hope you'll continue to watch and support all the amazing participant videos on YouTube until we fire up the DEAD COVERS PROJECT again next February.

Throughout the month of April, we'll be shining our lovelight on a handful of artists that really made the grade. You'll get to know each of these five artists and find out just what made them connect with the Dead in our exclusive DEAD COVERS PROJECT profiles, but for now we'd simply like to congratulate the following participants (in no particular order)...

Now Playing In The Band...

The project may be over for 2012, but you can continue to check out some of the "Top Rated" videos that were submitted and "Like" them here.


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xboxershorts's picture
Joined: Nov 15 2007
Scarlet Begonias

I didn't think it was rough at fact, this Scarlet is loaded with FUN!!!!

PAPPYPGH's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007

WOW! I know the voting ('liking', whatever you wanna call it) process is over, but still really nice to see Double Dose's "Scarlet Begonias" up there (rough as it is!) and theCAUSE with Steve Kimock doing "Bird Song" in the current Top 10.



Kimberly80's picture
Joined: Apr 6 2012

great post

gratefaldean's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2007
Definitely cool,


PAPPYPGH's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007
Kimock playing one of my original songs....

....probably the coolest moment in my musical career!!!
We come out of China Cat Sunflower into my original song, "Never Alone" (we throw a little China > Rider jam in the middle of Never Alone, as well) and the great Steve Kimock just takes off...
He never heard the song before this performance.


Joined: Apr 2 2012
The Maykers Birthday Bash

Jack Straw by The Maykers

PAPPYPGH's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007
Our Sugaree with Kimock

We had a TON of fun this past Saturday night, as we were joined all night long by the legendary Steve Kimock.

Here's our setlist from the show and a video of the Sugaree...

theCAUSE with Steve Kimock
D-JAM 2012: Annual Benefit for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Saturday, March 31st, 2012

I: Deal, Hey Pocky Way, Mystery Train, Sweet Home Chicago, Cumberland Blues, New Minglewood Blues, Sugaree, Bird Song, A Little Help From My Friends.
II: China Cat Sunflower > Never Alone* > Franklin's Tower, Never Trust A Woman, Cole's Law**, Scarlet Begonias > Easy Wind, I'd Rather Go Blind, Loose Lucy, Aiko! Aiko!, Don't Think Twice - It's All Right, Shakedown Street.
E: Turn On Your Lovelight.
*Pappy original
** Kimock original


ziphler's picture
Joined: Dec 16 2011
ziph's picks

Sometimes going thru these videos you hit one that makes you forget to look at the video in context and you become part of the music. It stands up on its own right. The quintiscensial dead band is gonna do what the dead did, not just what they played. If there isn't a jam that takes you somewhere (unexpected) then there wasn't jerry, so they're going to have to jam and these guys can. Every tune they've submitted (that I 've seen anyway) passes that "I forget I was here to evaluate them" rule, and this southpaw on lead rocks.

they are an elephant in this deadcoversproject room so I'm keepin an eye on the beast as long as it's putting out


ziphler's picture
Joined: Dec 16 2011
The Tulips Band - ziphs picks - from the mix-tape generation

I know they already appear above, that's how I found them, but after viewing the video I'm compelled to encourage everyone:


beautiful video,
awesome voice,

the exact right tune to use a sampled vocal chorus on

good job tulips!

ziphler's department of redundancy department

supersatish's picture
Joined: Feb 11 2012
My versions of Let It Grow and Saint of Circumstance...

Hi All - glad to see the DCP lives on!!! Here are a couple of vids I recorded (inspired to put these up after last night - Mickey Hart was sitting in my row at the Zakir Hussain concert in Berkeley and I got to say hello to my #1 hero! And: I also got to see Billy & 7 Walkers perform the night before that!):

These vids are different from my Looks Like Rain vid that was featured on this page in February (thanks again to the DCP folks for that unbelievable opportunity!). Less polished and the improv on piano is zanier (especially the last half of Let It Grow) - I modeled these covers after my favorite live recordings from the early 80's soon after Brent came on board (~7 years before my first Dead shows) - I tried to sound like a coked-up freight train that's perpetually on the verge of derailment....

Having a blast browsing all these DCP vids! Any feedback / input on my stuff is greatly appreciated!

-Live Long and Prosper,


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