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.
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.
Here's a submission that may not be a dead tune but without a doubt this band and their video belong on the deadcoversproject. It's not easy to be funny and heart wrenching in the same breath but "Dear Jerry" performed by THE SAUCE out of San Pedro, CA pulls it off. Its puzzling, johnnyutensils, uploaded this to youtube in June of 2009 and his entire tenure on youtube is just that month (last visited in july 2009) so how did this get tagged deadcoversproject? Anyway i love it:
So still about this like thing. You know they're just joshing us about the like thing. As a measure of the recipient's political machinery there is no better. And why does dead.net continue to pretend they are actually using and ranking participants in the project by their likes. If they were this seizure evoking version of "Whats Become of the Baby" should be at the top of the stack having garnered a whopping 23,500 hits and 580 likes in just three weeks
just "keeping 'em honest" as anderson cooper would say
Just wanted to say thanks a bunch for all that "liked" my Tennessee Jed video and helped me to be featured on this wonderful site in February...was truly an honor.
Been buried in my day and night job but just checking in and seriously gratified that dead.net is moving forward in real time, no watches needed. Not only that but they have already discovered my new favorite band. OMG, these guys got it all - they are charismatic, good looking, obviously having the time of their lives, every one of them master of their instrument, a truly unique and refreshing style, choreography??!!, bluegrass space jams, phenomenal harmonies, expressive lead vocals, incredible mix and sound - they've taken the bluegrass genre into the 21st century. After you listened to "He's Gone" featured above check out this performance, it aint dead covers but there aint a dud in the set list:
thank you dead.net for getting me off the hook with ziph's picks, its the other quality of Aries anyway - we got no follow thru - too busy smelling daisies after inciting random acts of (hopefully) kindness - not that I wont be still spouting off on occasion.
Oh, and on top of killer vocals on He's Gone the heartthrob bass player does a version of walkin on the moon that leaves sting in the dust.
Hey PAPPYPGH , great band, wonderful vocals dont sell yourself short - I'm clueless about what the hell a "Chanel Replica handbag" is or what it has to do with spammers - later
there was this spammer here just a little while ago...
Does anyone know where I can get a Chanel Replica handbag?
Come one come all to here some good old San Francisco Jams in Sebastopol at the Hopmonk Tavern! Both up and coming bands are making a good name for themselves in SF are heading up north to get down and party Sebastopol style! Hope to see you there!
Mighty nice of you - I look forward to future picks. Yep, Playin' Dead, IMO is as good as any of the top GD bands widely known (their "Bob" was in DSO before Eaton, if I'm not mistaken), such as DSO & Cubensis.
Not quite on the same level as those guys, but a whole lotta fun is my electric band, theCAUSE. I encourage you to watch a few of our videos...here are just a few to whet your whistle.
1. Loose Lucy performed at our annual Potter County party with Special Guests, Patti Spadaro on Guitar & Andrea Pearl on Backing Vocals
2. Sittin' On Top Of The World from the same show with the same Special Guests. Our singer, Jill Paone Simmons, nails this.
3. Ramble On Rose from the previous year's party, still with Special Guest Patti Spadaro on Guitar and Cherylann Hawk on Vocals, as well.
Come out and see the Jugtown Pirates live this coming Friday, March 16, at Hopmonk in Sebastopol. Have fun mingling with your fellow dead heads and see why they're becoming one of the hottest new jambands. You wont be sorry. The Haight comes to Sebastopol-Get on board the bus before it's too late!!!