I'm a regular on the "old " Deadnet (now deadcentral.com). That site is down for maintenance, and they have a message up reminding us to check out this site. This in the first discussion I stopped in, and I've been clicking on a lot of the links, checking out the myspace pages, etc.
The biggest gift I got from The Grateful Dead was the inspiration to play music. I learned how to play drums by going to hundreds of GD concerts and watching Billy and Mickey, and then going home and playing my drumset while cranking my bootleg cassettes through headphones. I played in GD cover bands for a couple of years, and then went on to playing original music. Through my love of The Rhythm Devils, I learned about electronics and sampling and so on, and no I use the primitive "technology" of drums alongside modern digital technology. My current project is The Rhythm Method; we collaborate via the internet and do shows in our own towns, with different musicians, under the same name. Check us out at
Hopefully in 2010 various Rhythm Method lineups will be hitting the road; drop us a line to inquire about booking us at your club, festival, etc. Our live performances are a lot of fun; we use a vast array of percussion from around the world, as well as guitars, keyboards, samplers, DJs, vocalists, dancers, etc.
For more info, email me: email@example.com
looking for originals, Dead covers, good jams, kind audience. can't find it. new to Dallas area
here's the linky-link:
Hey good people,
Very kind forum!
My band does a lot of Dead with some other related stuff mixed in. We're playing Chief Ike's in Adams Morgan DC this Wednesday, the 27th. If anyone's interested, go to our FB page that's in my sig!
(for years on tour known as Charlie Brown)
this is a pretty cool forum to see what other people are playing, so I figured I'd put this here if anyone is interested...there is a couple of songs I recorded a few years ago, with a group of guys here in Boston, Brookline to be exact. Here is the link:
Hey all -
Our band just started giggin last nov - Doing the GD trib thing - we think we do a nice job.
Check out our myspace page here
Got a bunch of tunes from our first gig in Rye, NY there
The whole gig (less recording glitches!) is here
Our scheduled shows are on the myspace page. Next is in Old Greenwich at the Beach House Cafe on 1/27/10
If you're near us come on out - I think we bring it pretty well and you'll have a "real good time"
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.
Hey I am very happy to post reply on this topic.Your band is really wonderful.I like to play bass and I am thinking about learn to play bass from somewhere.
(I posted this in the tirbute section too)
I have been playing in a Dead band in Blacksburg, Va (the home of VA Tech) since 1986 called The Kind. We formed at my 20th birthday party as the band we had scheduled to play found themselves in a state unable to perform so I grabbed some buddies and we took the stage. Now we are approaching our 24th anniversary and my 44th birthday - yikes! Our only goal was and is to have fun playing music. We have had a handful of lineup changes over the years I and the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist Wendy Godley are the only founding members that still play regularly. We have had a bunch of really talented folks come and go (and come back). We do a reunion show every summer at the Port O'Call in the Outer Banks of NC - we have as many former and current players as we can get together and put on one hell of a show. Folks coming in from as far as San Francisco and Hawaii to do these shows. We have gotten to play with some other great folks over the years including David Gans - who sat in at a gig at the Underground on Howard St in San Fran. Jerry Abrams (of Head Lights) joined us with trippy light shows and congas on some shows in SF that summer (1987). Robin Sylvester from RatDog played a couple of shows with us in Blacksburg and at the OBX reunion shows (he played guitar and keyboards - and is great at both and a great guy). We have opened for Rick Danko, Jefferson Starship, New Riders, Hot Tuna and a few others over the years.
Our current lineup features me, Wendy Godley, Rick Godley (drums), Danny Dunlap (guitar, synth, vocals), Mandy Cash (vocals) Steve "Slash" Hunt (bass) - also Greg Bump (bass). Slash is a monster bass player and toured with Bob Margolin for years (Bob was Muddy Waters' guitar player for the last 8 years of his life and is standing next to him in "The Last Waltz"). Former members include Mark McLeod (rhythm guitar, vocals) who is now teaching economics at Penn St, and Tom Lehman (bass), and Tim Taylor (drums) - Tim lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and plays with Hawaiians Unlimited and competes in triathlons.
Our website is thekind.org and we've got a bunch of videos on YouTube - search for "The Kind Blacksburg)
Lead guitar, vocals
The Kind, Crossties, Scott Fore and His Hillbilly Hotclub
Mars Retreval Unit out of Portland is pretty kick ass!
Check them out!