A lot of folks here are musicians and play in bands. Here's the place to talk about them. What kind of music you play, upcoming gigs, etc.
I posted on this thread about the band...but just wanted to lay down some links to our newest stuff. We recently 'broke out' "Lazy Lightning" > "Supplication" for the first time. We've been working on it for a good while and I think the rehearsal paid off...you decide. Also another gem from a magical night at The Thunderbird Cafe 11/29/08. Lazy Lightning > Supplication: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBwDSCwQMzc Mr. Charlie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tnW1VKmUpA ~ Pappy http://www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
Hi Everybody, I finally have a myspace page any comments and friend requests are appreciated. I've been a Grateful Dead fan or "deadhead" since the mid 80's or so and never could get enough. I'm also a active trader and did some taping of GD and other bands, so if anybody wants to trade that's cool with me. I'm interested in getting some contacts with anybody REAL in the music biz/established recording labels. I'm currently in the process of recording a original pop/rock project that hopefully will be released by summer 2009. Eventually, I will have some original material on myspace but I need to have it applied for copyright before upload. Many thanks in advance to anybody who takes the time to visit my "myspace" (FYI: there is no studio tricks on the recordings, no pitch correction, most tracks recorded live except "If I needed someone" has a overdubbed guitar solo.) here's the link: http://www.myspace.com/donnieloeffler Sincerely, Ursa Minor - Donnie L. http://www.myspace.com/donnieloeffler "the warm wet world of analog audio"
I have a request for my fine fellow Dead forum ladies and gents.......... A local public radio station called WYCE who supports local bands has an online vote for their awards ceremony called "The Jammie Awards". This is the 10th year and one of the projects I'm involved with is up for awards in a few catagories, the biggest being a peoples choice for best local album and best new band. The band I'm involved with is called "The Lynn Thompson Band". This year WYCE is doing an online vote for the big award, which The Lynn Thompson Band is up for. A little backstory on the local music scene here in Grand Rapids is that it has become very cliqueish over the last few years and it's really tough to get gigs and publicity here, especially if the band plays mostly original music. A very select group of bands seem to have a monopoly on the local scene and it would be great to see a total underdog band (such as The Lynn Thompson Band) win. ...........so, if anyone has a couple of spare seconds while browsing this, go to the link below to WYCE and vote for (the) Lynn Thompson Band. If you have multiple email addresses, vote again and urge any friends and family with a spare couple of seconds to do the same. This is the link..... http://www.grcmc.org/radio/
This page has a video of a performance in December of 2008. http://www.stealthmelon.com enjoy!
I sing in a Dead band out of Raleigh, NC---we've been together a little over a year now & having a great time so far~ We played 12/28/08 at The Pour House in downtown Raleigh kicking off the New Year a bit early...Set I acoustic New Speedway>Spoonful>Smokestack Lightning Friend Of The Devil Loser Bobby McGee Bird Song Ripple Set II electric China>Rider They Love Each Other Next Time You See Me Sugaree Passenger Ramble On Rose Big Boss Man Bertha Casey Jones Set III Scarlet>Fire Cold Rain & Snow Franklin's Tower Mr. Charlie> Drums> Other One Lovelight If you want to check us out; the myspace page is myspace.com/betteroffdeadnc Keep on keepin' on & Hope to see ya on the Golden Road this Spring! (~);) mama mama many worlds i've come since i first left home....
Strange Trip is a 5 piece band out of Atlanta, GA. Thier influences include (but not limited to) the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Santana, Phish and Ratdog. Add a little splash of Southern rock and a few drops of country and you've got Strange Trip. Strange Trip is comprised of veteran rhythm guitarist Allen Peacock (Blue Rufus, Rainbow Zen), bassist Ken Dunn (Simply Southern), guitarist Ryan Kumar, up and coming vocalist Jessica Stanley and drummer Danny Waller (Simply Southern). Peacock,the product of the early '90's Philadelphia music scene, anchors this ecclectic Quintet, whose age range goes from 25 - 40. Dunn & Waller, who bring a southern edge to the table, honed thier skills for many years in the Metro-Atlanta club staple Simply Southern. At the ripe age of 25, Kumar conjurs up thoughts of Jerry Garcia with the technician-like chops of Trey Anastasio. While Stanley adds her heady high harmonies to complete the package. Check them out at: http://www.myspace.com/strangetrip08
Psilocybin Disciples aka bobdogkid will be jamming with the 5 string theory guitar band and The Qualia Foundation concerning Ineffable Sensory Experienceon Jan 4th, 2009 - in Woodstock, Ga. -keep u posted on the “I got my banjo back tour—2009…” - Atlanta get your groove on -put on your bell bottom pants and let's dance!!
we're going by the name The Monterey Jacks. we're a three piece rock band from California. when we play live, we've done a few of the Dead's tunes (close to the only covers we do), but rehearsing we're always playing their stuff. stella blue, the eleven (which we do with zeppelin's four sticks, which is in 5 and 6... which adds up to 11!) , loser, deal, mr charlie, the other one, etc... i bought this great fender amp and about a month later learned it was a newer model very similar to something Jerry Garcia used to use. so that's kept me in a good mood for a long time. you can check us out on myspace HERE SHORELINE!!!
Dr. T of the Art Punk Band I am very interested in the answer to Brother Martin's question about covering songs. Some of you will recall, that in Sept. he asked: "Here's the thing....the fat cats have been tightening up the intellectual property laws, and I can no longer just post Beatles songs without paying some agency in New York, even though I am not selling them, just making them available for free download...I have direct agreements with Richard Thompson and with Kate Wolf's estate that it's OK for me to post my covers of their songs....is this permission implicit with the Dead's work (along with taping), or do I need to ask somebody?" I think the legal issues here are tricky. When bands sell albums with cover songs, part of the revenues go to the songwriter or company within the music industry that manages the property rights to the song. When bands perform perform cover songs at performances, or a song is played on the radio or Music services like Rhapsody or Napster, my understanding is that some revenues are provided to the songwriter as well--x cents per stream, download, etc. I think state licensing fees for musical performances might also provide revenues back to the song management company. I think the taping at Dead shows, which the band actively encouraged--and helped endear them to many a listener--is different. They chose not to exercise their (legal and potentially enforceable) rights to uses of their performances in order to encourage music sharing. In doing so, they showed listeners how they valued community over profit. It is one reason they are legends in the music world. Cover songs are numerous on Myspace and You Tube, I presume without any compensation to the songwriter--but I think a legal dispute is still on-going related to this, and who knows how this may turn out? Because of the uncertainty about this issue, my band decided to only place originals on our myspace page (myspace/artpunkband) or our You Tube page. But I would prefer to have a mix of originals and covers--we love playing Ripple, Sugaree, Uncle John's Band, US Blues, and Box of Rain, as well as a variety of Kinks, Beatles, Dylan, Neil Young covers. Copyrights do expire, and songs eventually become part of the public domain--when anyone can use--but this takes a long time, especially in the United States. In Europe, I think, copyrights expire after 50 years, but in the US copyrights remain in effect for songs written in 1923 or later. There are some exceptions when songs are placed on the public domain by the writer---and there are websites where you can look up if a song is on the Public Domain. Two songs that we cover and have recorded versions of are Shady Grove and Lord Franklin (Pentangle): these songs, I believe, were written long before 1923 and are listed as public domain songs, so we would not have concerns about using these songs. I think it is a shame that property rights on songs are enforced to this extent and remain in effect for so long. We had recorded a song "Electric Cottenfields" that was adapted from the old Ledbelly song (1941), but done with a rough electric guitar wall of sound effect. It was only about 40 seconds long--but we decided not to take a chance with copyright enfringement after seeing the copyright was still in effect. We took it off before the album was placed on line. We were going to put another song "Jet Plane Blues" on the album-- which is basically the old folk song done in a minor electric blues format--try it--you might find that this works well. But "Jet Plane" is still under copyright protection as well, so we did not include it. The copyright issue was one reason we are now participating with the Creative Commons Music Community---the music site is Jamendo.com. All music placed on line is always 100% free for streaming or downloading, and all participating musicians agree to loosen the copyright restrictions over the music they place on line to encourage sharing. Others are always free to copy, share, or cover their music. You might find some interesting music on the Jamendo site to cover. So check it out. And if you do, please listen or download (always free) our new album, "Uncommon Creations", by "The Art Punk Band" on Jamendo.com. A direct link to our free album download on Jamendo is also on our myspace/artpunkband page. Hope to catch up with you there one of these days. Thanks Dr. T of the Art Punk Band
I play original Dead fusion...folk, rock, country, blues and jazz infused with 40 years of Dead influence. I currently sing and play guitar as a duet with guitarist Ed Munson, but also have a variety of great musicians to play with when I'm on the road. I most recenty have been sitting in with Donna Jean and the Tricksters, Crazy Fingers, and several local bands. We're heading back into the studio as soon as I finish my latest project, Relix: The Book. I was the magazine's publisher from 1980-2000. Toni Brown www.tonibrownband.com
Greetings from Canada, If you are interested in some really pure sound, I perform with Paiste Gongs now numbering over 30, Quartz Crystal Bowls and Vibraphone. I perform as much as the Dead did back in the day with over 100 concerts a year here in Canada. I hope to tour the east coast in April after attending the first 8 shows of the Dead tour. For more info visit: www.crystaljourney.ca Peace and Light David David Hickey Paiste Gongs and Quartz Crystal Bowls Sound Journey www.crystaljourney.ca
Here is my music site http://www.myspace.com/bruceshakmanoverdriveThe first few songs were professionally recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studio in Cotati CA. and it's modern rock. I sing and play some guitar. The last couple are acoustic and are more like Beatlesque. They were recorded in my basement.peace and good listening. bruce
After way too long working on it my music website is up with two albums for your listening and more to come relatively soon. Drop in and listen if you are so inclined. There is a forum if you would like to pipe up a suggestion or whatnot-I haven't listened to all the songs since being uploaded so let me know if you notice any problems. http://hydrophonica.com/ My Myspace site has also been updated with a new song and all the other songs that were on it have been remixed and should sound a little tighter. http://www.myspace.com/dcmuir
Had to write a song for the times as the media and the constant barage of all the news and the blues and the holes in my walkin' shoes kept me up night after night until I got this out of my system...so we hit the streets and played our hearts out...and now I'm ready for the changes in times. Have a look if you have a notion... Me and J went out and jammed it up on Main street. The Bailout Blues ~ The Alright Brothers. Street version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISJFCS67r-E Alley version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbwlwFXKArw ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Walk into splintered sunlight Inch your way through dead dreams to another land" Robert Hunter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Ray, a drop of golden sun"
I created a band a few months back with one of my best buddies, and we decided on a name for the band. But whoever was to be the singer in the band had there name in the un-official band name, nobody wanted to be the singer, so me playing lead guitar took up singing also. So, in about one week, Ryan Moore and the Merry Pranksters was born. Well, I have a very strange taste in music. I listen to about everything, but of course anything Dead related would be what I am most interested in. It' very hard to develop a sound that revolves around the Grateful Dead, Tool, Sunn O))), Sage Francis, Into The Moat, and other various non-relating bands. So, as we write material and record things, I intend to push the musical genre not into one direction, but what seems to be in all directions at once. We are currently recording our first song, it's coming along very smoothly and once we upload to a site I will post the link on here. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy it.
My band is Wally and the Paupacks. We can't divulge who exactly Wally is, but either way we'd love to have you on board as part of Wally nation. Please stop by http://wallyandthepaupacks.com/ and give Wally Radio a listen or two. Hey, if you're from the Scranton PA area we could even add you to the radio. More info at the site. Anyone having some ideas of what auto-wah Jerry used, please pass it on to me. Thanks, Noodles Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals http://www.WallyandthePaupacks.com
....far as I know he use a Mutron=very expensive. A mini mutron is quite affordable though.
...sorry..that's mini q-tron...jeez I only have one in the back room...
Hope to see as many people as the place can hold! Wachovia Arena - April 22. I will be there and you should too...lets keep the ball rolling ~Peace~
This exercise in logic started as a joke but evolved. Here's how it goes. What if - people loved your music but were afraid to come to your show? You know, because it was all thuged out like the Dead were when they first started with Hell's Angels, bare breasts, free acid, and weed. No problemo!! With today's technology, you could buy tickets over the phone or over the internet, not go to the show, and then download the show off of the internet. Just immagine if a fan wanted to show his appreciation for the iconoblasting effort of his favorite band and contributed to their well being without expecting a show. Personally, I think it would be cool to play a mostly empty stadium. Just a few bikers and such that would let me experiment with really wierd stuff so I could prepare for playing, "Space". All the people who hired me can expect is for me to get pepole to pay for tickets. As long as the money keeps rolling in it's all good . . . and people should eventually start to show up at shows. That would be way cool.
Hey Folks,I love the Dead, have seen them a bunch before Jerry passed, and played in a Dead acoustic band in college called Lazy Lightning (in New Haven, CT). Now I live in south Florida and play mainly original Folk Rock music. My influences include the Beatles and the Dead. So far, I've released 2 CD's. And I love Egypt, been there 9 times, many interesting stories to tell... You can check out my stuff on MySpace here: http://andrewsongs.net My official website is here: http://andrewsongs.com You can get my latest CD, "The Dreamer or the Dream", here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/bayuk2 I'd love to meet some Deadheads down here in South Florida (Ft Lauderdale area) who would like to jam. I play mainly lead guitar and can sing, and LOVE to jam... If you like my music be sure to leave me a note! Think Peace! Best Regards, Andrew
what are the odds of the dead, phish, and me all re-unitingin the same year? but there you have it, after several years absence, i have re-united with myself and will be appearing: me@nunyuns 3/22/09 10ish-noonish corner of north and park, b, vt, 'united states of love' "it feels good to be back together again"- h. dumpty, cowbell
not in a band, but have made some fine tunes at myspace.com/weatherbill
We play a variety of covers - a lot of Neil Young, some Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, well, you get the idea. We also do some originals. Nothing serious 1-2 a month in the local bars. We met at a local open mic night and evolved from acoustic duos/trios to a five piece electric band. Just a lot of fun. http://www.myspace.com/pharmaceuticalsandnature. Yeah, we changed our name - Second Hand Soul kinda fits what we do.
I wanted to take this opportunity to tell everyone about my band, "Lazy Swamis". We're from Columbus, Ga. and are currently working on our first recording. If you'd like to know more please check out myspace.com/lazy swamis band. It's a new site and still under construction but there are a few pics, etc. Welcome!!!!!!
A few of us are trying to get a bluegrass band going. I'm playing fiddle, acoustic guitar; another's on banjo, another on guitar and mandolin. We'll see how things work out. But how does this relate to the Dead? Often "Friend of the Devil" or "I Know You Rider" and others will be played. And just last week the banjo player started in with "Lonesome Road Blues!" "Aha!" I said, I know this one, and I sang it as I've heard it so often on one of my live Dead recordings. There's a ton of Dead stuff which lends itself to a bluegrass interpretation. (And I do enjoy much of their electric stuff, too, but I just concentrate on the acoustic when I'm playing.) Indeed, at last year's California Bluegrass Campout this fine guitarist played a smooth "Ripple." Very nice. By the way, I'm new, so hello to all. Humbled
Imagine Woodstock. crowded with people, flags waving in the air, psychedelic hippie mentality reigns over love peace and understanding. A roar of music comes from the stage with guitar feedback, tight, deep drum grooves and the growl of a thundering bass. That's my band :) give it a try http://www.triomusicgroup.com http://www.myspace.com/triogroup Cheers Bjorn
crowded with people, flags waving in the air, psychedelic hippie mentality reigns over love peace and understanding. A roar of music comes from the stage with guitar feedback, tight, deep drum grooves and the growl of a thundering bass. That's the music of TRIO (The.Rhythm.Is.Odd) www.triomusicgroup.com www.myspace.com/triogroup
The music and lyrics of Cave Street contain subtle and multi-layered sound textures that are revealed only through your focused attention. Thank you for giving music life by listening. With the knowledge that Music is truly free, all Cave Street songs are avavilable for streaming or mp3 download (no strings attached) at: www.alonetone.com/cavestreet/playlists
Hey guys i just joined a band with my friends that i have been jamming with for about a couple months. We were strawberry jam but we changed our name to Odacious Green. Here is our site. http://www.myspace.com/odaciousgreen the age range is 16-20. We are all good friends and we play a bunch of our own originals that we jam too but we do many grateful dead, some allman brothers and some phish covers as well. We are working on getting more music up on the myspace, even some of our dead covers. We cover many dead songs which is pretty cool because there are like very few bands from my area that even listen to the dead. We do Scarlet > Fire China > Rider Franklins Tower Bertha and many songs from the very best of like ripple, friend of the devil, uncle johns band, box of rain. we are currently working on Help > Slip > Frank If anyone that is around Philly can help us out with shows, please let me know
San Francisco based band thats been following the 2009 spring tour in a 1964 IH schoolieThey have been playing the lots. I caught them at the Greensboro, East Rutherford, and Philly shows. If you want to catch a great set they will be in the Denver shake down until the show starts. Awesome! check them out @ strangefeather.us or search youtube.com for strangefeather (all one word)
Toni Brownwww.tonibrownband.com Toni Brown just finished RELIX, The Book: The Grateful Dead Experience. She and guitarist Ed Munson are putting a fall 2009 tour together, and working on next year's festival bookings. For more info, contact Toni at email@example.com. Toni is a singer/songwriter/guitarist, and has toured with many members of the Dead and the extended family. She was publisher of Relix Magazine from 1979-2000, and is active in the music world, not only as a musician, but as a publicist, promoter and is always helping bands get out into the world.
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Happy to see you around!
I've been playin guitar for 5 years
We here at Jerry Rig labs all love playing the Dead's music. We've kept this music in our lives non-stop. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are sometimes starved for the Dead's music. This has only made us hungrier and eager to feast. Like the Dead, we do our share of cover tunes by Dylan, The Band, The Beatles, with names like Dear Prudence, Up on Cripple Creek, and Tangled up in Blue. Our bag of goodies includes about 100 songs now, including over 2 dozen originals written over the past few years. Inspired by our heroes, we stand on the shoulders of giants. Our music ranges from the airy fun of "Hey Sunshine" to downright anger expressed in "Oceans of Greed". Throw in a few original instrumental jams, like "B9" or "Tonal Solstice Calyx" and you can see it gets pretty deep in here. Here are the links on the web to our sites: http://jerryrigband.com http://myspace.com/jerryrigband Our most recent gig at the luscious Horning's Hideout May 23 was an invite only event, enjoyed by a great crowd in near perfect weather. If you are in the Portland area, we will have a show at Mississippi Pizza Sunday, May 31 at 9 PM. There is also an unsubstantiated rumour that we are also playing at The Darling Reunion Campground Friday of Oregon Country Faire 2009. If you are touring through the Portland area, and would like to do a show with us, let us know!
hey folks. Long time Deadhead and jazz geek here. www.reverbnation.com/thepaulabellatrio we've got audio of our first CD and a couple of tracks from our new one, and some video of us playing at a hot spot for jam bands in Chicago called The Store. Hope you like it!
I am in a dire need of some help to book some last minute shows for my band and another band we are touring with. Does anyone have any connections in the North East area? Please me hit me up if you do...thank you so much!!!