• January 10, 2012
    http://www.dead.net/features/news/dead-covers-project-2012
    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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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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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 beautiful video, awesome voice, the exact right tune to use a sampled vocal chorus on good job tulips! ziphler's department of redundancy department
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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 ziph
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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
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....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.
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great post
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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. :0D THANKS!!!
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I didn't think it was rough at all....in fact, this Scarlet is loaded with FUN!!!!
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And I got to see a whole bunch of familiar and much loved songs by a some really cool bands. How about... DeadOriginalsProject Original songs from our favorite and bestest Dead Cover bands? ferinstance http://youtu.be/iYLhi-6deQ0
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Where's they go from the videos? They had three. I Know you Rider, Midnight Moonlight and Jack-A-Roe into Hesitation Blues. Guess I'll have to listen to their many videos on You Tube. Cant wait to see them on the 21st at Great American Music Hall in SF. Any dead heads coming to the show? Lets Meet up
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I know the thing is over, but I do look everyday to check out new videos in the "Top 10" and have been enjoying a bunch of them! I tune in this morning to find a slew of our stuff from our recent show with the great STEVE KIMOCK! A word to the wise, the sound quality is filled with audience chatter, but you can still hear everything. We will be putting out the Soundboard audio onto Archive.org REALLY soon! I'll post the link once it's up for those interested. Peace!
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Just got back from Ashland Oregon where I got to play with Front Porch Revival at Green Springs Inn. One of the guests happened to be an old bluesman by the name of Robert Fraiser who played the harp and trumpet. These guys tore it up with amazing educational banter on the history o da blues between tunes - then four days buried in my day job and I'm back - oh and not a moment too soon I see cause ol' PAPPYPGH's a runnin the board. The really momentous development however is that the deadline ceiling has been crashed and talent is once again rearing its head. That's our call to arms all you clever and hungary souls, the flood gates are open and the deadcoversproject is once again open for business - and this time no stinkin watches! So get busy!! Ziph must be entertained!! Ha Ha but 1st I must sleep. I will return with more treasures currently hidden deep within the deadcoversproject For now however, it just took a minutre to find this this priceless entry: ziph
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I don't know what happened - I certainly didn't mean to 'take over & run' anything!I enjoyed that AWBYGN, Ziph! Thanks for posting!!
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don't be sorry PAPPYPGH, rejoice. This whole business (and these days the whole world) is about hook or crook. I never paid much attention to Kimock but you guys put on a good show and Kimock has an interesting and unique way of whipping up the jams; he really sneaks up on you and I love your pair of of queens on vocals. They've been cycling the top ten board for a few weeks now. The video I submitted for Front Porch Revival cycled all the way to number 1 in just a few days then fell off the top. The boys got all excited. Thanks deadcoversproject or its mysterious leader! Giving everyone some exposure is the kind approach - think about dropping the likes bit though - I see you're tracking all the outgoing clicks now anyway and are clearly not paying any attention to like counts anyway, thank Jerry, so why continue the ruse? I just checked out mightrinwood's entry from url provided in the post right below this one and was seriously touched so I figured I'd help him out by embedding the video here to get him a little more traffic from those who only click - it's short and sweet and if I'm understanding correctly qualifies cause was written by Hunter
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Looks like one creeped in (same song at 9 & 10? Weird).... Anyway - here's a link to the whole first set video playlist with SOUNDBOARD audio - it sounds SO much better.... http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA54C7AAE0BA73080 And the link to the second set video playlist with SOUNDBOARD audio, too.... http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC3480548C5ABB184&feature=plcp And here's the SUGAREE, just to give you an example....
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I wonder when they are going to "shine" that Lovelight on the top 5 submissions. First they said it was going to be in March, now it was changed to April and now its almost the end of April and...nothing.
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Yeah...what's up with that?
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....was looking across stage at Mr. Steve Kimock playing on an original song of mine... Here's "CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER" > "NEVER ALONE" Please excuse the video montage over "China Cat", as our video guy was (as he says) "in conference".....teeeheeee.....
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Now, how would you know what was being discussed during the break?
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Thank you kindly!:0)
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Maybe it's time to start highlighting some of the bands and renditions that didn't get as much attention. So many submissions, and yet it seems the same bands keep getting reposted. What about some of the less popular/lesser "known" bands that offered some interesting takes on Dead tunes? Do they not get their day in the sun now that the official contest is over? I mean, since you're still posting vids, it would be nice to see a more diverse offering. Sure, we could search ourselves, but it's nice to see them up here where they are "highlighted." Some of those small bands could probably use the exposure and appreciation.
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a few excellent calls on todays 10 list coversproject definitely a lively and entertaining promised land! Without a Net, No Rehearsal, One time Gig, Dead Cover "Band" These Canadians ROCK! 'eh MARS HOTEL playin Toronto
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Ha Ha, - surprising annieroses waybackin WOW it's a june explosion. I haven't even been able to get off the ten list tonight the RED PLANET trio pretty amazing sounding acoustics 60 years ago the foundling bluegrass was eclipsed by the electric guitar - of a sudden there is finally presence parody in sound reinforcement and bluegrass has grown up e.g. check out the infamous string dusters these guys are jumping into mainstream America with all the sensibilities of the dead and then some, they bring the technology, drip with talent, and exude nothing but love, I'm glad I lived to see it
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Many deadcoversproject entries have scored 1000's of hits by virtue of having been posted on YouTube for years before the start of the project. Others like posts from Kimock7 and TheBadAssets have paid for slots at the top of YouTube searches. This entry has earned all its 2307 hits since the inception of the project and I can certainly see why. Rosemary Stephanie Lallouz Everyone, let me know of others with lots of plain, old-fashioned honest hits since December 2011. gotta post the other Red Planet Trio entry: A common holdback of musicians is attempts to play with people of their own caliber or less when from a selfish point of view one should strive to surround oneself with players that are just plain better. I get the sense that these two guitar players have both always done just that. not that they're selfish ha ha. OK, I'll shut up. ziphler
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Peter Bach - Black Throated Wind great voice There's been a bunch of these one man multitrack productions and I gotta say they tend to be a bit one dimensional but the vocal duet in Matt Raum's Jack Straw stands out. The singers are Travis Stinson and Annie Neeley , lead player is Grant Gordy
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ya gotta love the way these guys smile. They're not officially entered yet but hopefully they will be. This is THE KIND from Blacksburg, VA doing Dear Prudence and check out BACKYARD CASSIDY: on JDARKS Grateful Dead Tab
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SWEET! Don't Ease Me In Steep Canyon Rangers
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. . . . . . . .GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD . . . . . . . . a relaxed, well executed, - - - - - - - - - - - - -NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE
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I GET A KICK OUT OF THESE ENGLISH DEAD BANDS they like the old stuff From Liverpool The Band: Shakedown Street Viola Lee Blues
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    DEADEYE - Black-Throated Wind * Live from Austin, TX * 9/13/13
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    ZIPHS PICKS
    I GET A KICK OUT OF THESE ENGLISH DEAD BANDS they like the old stuff From Liverpool The Band: Shakedown Street Viola Lee Blues