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.
Congratsulations to all who made the Dead Project Covers Project' final cuts, you are all fantastic Deadheads and Muscians and Brok'n Arrow salutes your artistry and fanship. It was both fun and an Honor to be in this with all of you and look forward to the next 'Dead Covers Project',again FANTASTIC JOB by all of you and especially these TOP 10!!! KEEP YOUR LOVELIGHT SHINING!!!!!
what do you all think of that "Handmade Groove" acoustic duo? Have you checked out their acoustic "Unbroken Chain?" they have a bunch of dead covers.... cubensis is also tight!!
but you can also check out my Open Mic / Acoustic Jam on Sunday March 25th and the last Sunday of every month at The Club of Riverdale, 2600 Netherland Ave, Riverdale(Bronx) NY 10463. Please check out my Facebook page at Mark The Harper. Thanks, and God BLess
I think Pigpen would dig it. Live in NYC. by Mark The Harper
Awesome!! You gotta be psyched for Kimmock to jam with you guys! very cool, I'll dial it in and tell others
Please check out my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/weingrad NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT, 3/31. I'll be posting a link to a LIVE STREAM of our little band, theCAUSE playing ALL NIGHT LONG with the incredible STEVE KIMOCK.
We do this benefit concert for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank every year with local guests, but this year we've lucked out and Mr. Kimock will be jamming all night with us. I couldn't be more thrilled.
So click in - hope you enjoy!
FOR TICKETS (if you wanna go - or just DONATE)...
I know I wrote all this in a dream before. Damn. Beautious in Maine today, grabbin a cold one outa the sun and writing a note real quick...
Ziphler, your 79 jam truckin jam big boss is stellar. great Phil style bass for sure. I think his style is appreciated and incorporated more than you might think into tons of stuff...also tone, sound quality, instrument design, etc. Various local people I know, but also many "jam band" bassists take a lot from him. 5 or 6 strings and a pick is just the beginning. I think Mike Gordon would be the first to admit he is heavily influenced by Phil. Of course I love Stanley Clark, Jaco and Ron Carter, himself, but Mike is a giant, and Phil is right up there in terms of everything bass in the grand scheme of things. Phil's been blowing my mind for years, but Furthur Portland last fall was really amazing from the floor fairly close to the stage. My whole life has been connected thru shows at that place, starting with Portland 83, the greatest first set ever. Note, Keith, the bassist in our Darkstar posted only saw Portland 83. That's what happened to him. Puddle of liquids, and he's now like a small child (loves spongebob, totally hilarious - and he's a virtuoistic bass player who can't read a note of written music.) Ok ok ok. Some tangents. Your 79 jam had incredible clean, psychedelic bluesy guitar for sure. Many chills up the spine for sure. I think it's clean and modern ( 79 clean and modern at least - before rap even existed....ahh the world was perhaps a better place....)
Pappy, great solo Reuben. Very nice vocals and guitar. Your band doing Loose Lucy is fantastic. Totally smokin!!!
He's Gone by infamous string dusters is as good as it gets. A song worthy of such a great band and rendition. very cool black and white cabin video shoot.
What's become of the Baby by Gelatinous Cube is intense. That's what I'm talking about. This is the most "out there" completely psychedelic piece of music and video I've seen on or near Dead Covers Project. Of course that tune is more related to Relics or Umma Gumma or some shit like that than San Fran 60's and 70's psychedelic rock, and one needs to be in a certain mood to "appreciate" the lyric sections - very weird dissonant music... but the synthesizer build/jam/video out of the lyrics is incredible.
Outside the box.
Yeah, it's kind of low quality, kind of low budget, but it's phenomenal. I checked a bunch of other stuff by them. I love Orb, Floyd and quality ambient techno, so I'm into it. refreshingly long, drawn out, weird, non commercial and psychedelic. Jamtronica for sure.
Everyone should check out OK GO stuff. Currently my favorite artists of all time, beyond Salvadore Dali himself, or even Wayne Newton. Dial in This Too Shall Pass on you tube. The one with 35 million hits. Greatest piece of art ever. Yeah, simple pop music on all there stuff, but appropriate for what they do. The time, skill and creativity that goes into their videos is remarkable, but there is a grass roots, homegrown flavor to it. Just makes you feel good about humanity and the Universe. Like some things are going right...
Not Dead Yet will be playing many shows around Ottawa this year, we have just announced 5 shows for May and June. Details and sample tracks on our myspace page: www.myspace.com/not-dead-yet
We hope all local deadheads will learn about us and support our efforts to keep this great music alive. Unfortunately Grateful Dead music is not very well known in Canada, and gets very little airplay.
We were rewarded at a recent show by some young adults who had never heard of the Dead and were totally awed by the music. We've heard similar stories many times, young people who at first listen aren't very interested but get turned on to it at a live event, and learn what we all knew, there is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!
(or a Furthur show, since the GD ship has sailed)
Anyway, please help us get the word out and support Grateful Dead music in Ottawa.