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.
I didn't think it was rough at all....in fact, this Scarlet is loaded with FUN!!!!
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.
....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.
Jack Straw by The Maykers
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.
** Kimock original
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
I know they already appear above, that's how I found them, but after viewing the video I'm compelled to encourage everyone:
DON'T PASS THIS ONE UP
the exact right tune to use a sampled vocal chorus on
good job tulips!
ziphler's department of redundancy department
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,