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.
Tribute fo a musician worth remembering... Peace Pigpen
Deal has always been an important song to me. The day Jerry died I was on vacation in Hawaii. I was in a Van on my way to go parasailing and the driver was listening to the radio. The song playing on the radio was "Deal" i thought to myself "wow what a cool radio station" But after the song ended the dj came on to share the news of Jerry's passing. The station was playing all Dead, all day as a tribute, but Deal has always stuck out as the last Dead song I heard before I heard the tragic news that changed everything forever......
This is my band Hyryder from Indianapolis and a complete set from July of this year at the Jerry birthday show. Setlist: China>Rider, Cumberland Blues, To Lay Me Down, U.S. Blues> Not Fade Away, He's Gone, Touch of Grey, My Sisters and Brothers.
This is part of first set. Setlist: Ain't No Bread in the Breadbox, Brown Eyed Women, Candyman, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Loser, Tough Mama
Dead Covers is an excellent idea!
Thanks to all involved for such a cool idea.
check out the submissions for the Hell or High Water Band
The DPO takes the cover thing to a whole different level. It seems fresh at the same time very familiar. And of course Michael Kang is second to one. :)
Not me but the lead guitarist asked me to tag a recording I did a few years back.
Can't wait to see the entries ... Something to look forward to for sure.
Man, sorry about all the repeat posts. I kept getting a gateway error message and I assumed they didn't submit. Hope it doesn't deter anyone from checking out the vids.
Here's our little revival band from over here in Ohio. Vids from generous fans.
...Here Comes Sunshine
This was our first attempt at this one so please go easy on us.
I think it's appropriate, and perhaps even long overdue. Given the difficulty of finding people who can play Grateful Dead songs at all, other than campfire versions of simpler things. Since living in or near a city is almost a pre-requisite for playing any kind of rock, let alone alternative music, it's gonna be a mighty hard row to hoe for me, but it doesn't say specifically you have to have a band. I spent from January through July trying to put a group together, out here in the California gold country foothills, all to no avail, so someone will have to suffer through, however briefly, my solo attempts, because this is TOO FREAKIN' GOOD to pass up. Having said that out loud, I will now of course find myself working overtime through the next Further tour.
Everybody that can play - get out and do this - it'll be Go-o-od for you!
"Althea told me, now cool down, boy, settle back, easy - Jim".