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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Woodnotes Wild performs "Eyes of the World""
Every June I host a 4 hour musical tribute to the Grateful Dead near Kennett Square, PA, about 40 minutes southwest of Philly and just north of Wilmington, Delaware. Last year we had 26 musicians in total perform from about ten different bands. For each song the lineup changes by one, two, or three musicians. There is no downtime between songs so the lineup is carefully choreographed. I chose musicians from all kinds of bands and they range in age from their 20's to their 60's. In many cases they have never played with each other. There are no rehearsals. Each musician is told in advance which songs he will perform in what key and what instrument he or she will play.
We get over 600 people out each year and everyone, including the musicians (especially me) LOVEs IT. There are a few train wrecks, mostly unoticed off the stage, but the spontanatiety and the surprise of weaving a tune for the first time with a particular line up is a BLAST. Here is the thread for last year's show. All proceeds benefit the Brandywine Valley Association and the musicians all perform for beer and food! If you want to get on the list for next year, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is gonna blow minds...I can't wait to do this!
I Know You Rider