Love 'em? Hate 'em? Got one we should know about? Tell us.
Love em!!! They're a fun way to relive old setlists and have good times to good tunes. Especially for post-Jerry Deadheads, as myself. As I'm sure most know, Dark Star Orchestra is superb. They recently recreated 5/8/77 in its entirety on 5/8/07 in Ithaca, NY. Here's a review of it from jambase.com http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=10551
I'm a DSO fan, too. My friends all know that I'm a Brent girl and all, so that means I was never really part of the whole Donna Jean scene. I like alot of what I've heard from Donna lately, just not so much the 70's Dead stuff. And then, I heard Lisa Mackey. Whoa. If you haven't seen DSO play, you really should. and I miss Scott, of course.
At least we agree on DtB :~)
aw man. I just met you! Does this mean we can't be friends?
No reason not to be friends, discussion boards are great places for different viewpoints.
My favorite guys to see are dakini. Here's a link to a bunch of shows(sorry, mp3).http://www.dakiniband.com/music.html They cover the dead, but aren't really a "cover band" though... _______________ My feeble, get-rich-quick attempts: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsassZearth… http://www.pocononature.com http://attorney.dui.dwi.lawyer.googlepages.com/
Just recently celebrated 30 years with Jake's Leg http://www.jakesleg.com/ check out some vids on: http://www.archivalproductions.com/swampdaddies/jl_monkfest.html also check out The Schwag http://www.theschwag.com/ Follow the links for schwagstock info!!!! nothin left to do but smile smile smile!
England's answer to the DSO Playing 7th July 07 at the 40th anniversary of summer of love party Bob W Spanish Jam
Denny Let there be songs...to fill the air
-PA/NJ/DE Tri state area Splintered Sunlight -great band - over a decade of music - weekly gigs, sometimes three gigs a week -electric and acoustic sets -ultra cool extended family -loving support -birthday parties -camp outs -newbies warm-welcomed - and Butchy looks like Jerry! ( well...kinda) www.myspace.com/splinteredsunlightmyspace www.splinteredsunlight.com
Splintered Sunlight is an amazing Dead cover band! As Denny said, they play a weekly gig in Ardmore, PA. Every Thursday night at Brownies. They've also been doing acoustic shows about once a month in my hometown of West Chester, at Doc McGrogan's. Great community vibes at Brownies, Great times! We're lucky to have such a great Dead cover band in the Philadelphia area! Rock on! "The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."
I've seen the Zen Tricksters I think it was '97 at the High Sierra Music Festival in Bear Valley,CA. I've heard of The Schwag being a good tribute band but I personally haven't seen em. I was pleased to see Melvin Seals and JGB at the Brookdale lodge. Stu Allen rocks Jerry tunes( I know they aren't exactly a cover band but deserve some serious recognition. That's my 2 cents! It's got no signs or dividing lines and very few rules to guide
I gotta love Cubensis. Yay!!! I've known half the band for over 20 years! Tom and Larry Ryan are way cool, and Craig is just the nicest guy around. Nate is Great! And Steve, well Steve's great too. They're all great guys & they play pretty darned good music too! Life's too short to be blue...
When I lived in LA (in the 80s) I saw them a few times in Long Beach, Hunington Beach and went up to Santa Barbara to see them play in a park. Its been a long time, but if your in LA, listen to their music play!!Eric
Johnny, Scamperoni, and Eric all have the E ticket as far as Los Angeles, Orange County is concerned. I do not know if the Travel Agents are still around in the San Diego area.I have been seeing The Cube since before Steve started singing, Thank you Steve for singing cause you have a great voice. Nate is = to Bobby to me, Tom is = to Brent, Craig has Jerrys personal OK to play the Dead's music well, and he does he ever. Larry is the most fun to watch in the band cause he is just soooo happy to play that bass and take you to the Phil Zone, please sing more Larry cause you also have a good voice! And who says that JGB isn't a cover band....... Stu Alen is = to Jerry if you close your eyes. You almost swear that this guy is lip sync-ing except when you are looking it is Stu up there making it look easy. Have a Grateful Day!!!!!!
Hey gang. Just had the first encounter with Dark Star Orchestra about three months ago. They played a show down here in Atlanta that was absolutely amazing for a tribute band. I was totally impressed with them. My girlfriend took me to go see them and I fell in love with their show. I honestly can say that at times while they were playing if you closed your eyes and didn't look up on that stage and see the guys up there you would have no clue that you weren't at a Dead show. Nothing will replace the shows that I have been to but it just feels right to know their shows are carried on by groups like DSO.
HEY NOW!There used to be a great cover band based on Long Island called Rosas Cantina. They played alot of gigs and one was at a Mansion overlooking the bay. What a grateful day it was. Havent heard them in a long time.Terminal Humanity must have split em up....What a long strang trip its been!
They are a spectacular band, fantastic. Philly area. Denny and Hunter are right on. I'm looking forward to seeing them at the Sellersville Theater, it's an interesting old theater. And I'm not a drinker, so it will be a nice change of pace from the usual bar atmosphere I usually see them in! Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!
Thanks for all the Grateful comments, and we all wish ya a Happy Holiday Season. Come help us celebrate 20 years of playing tribute to all of their music, if you happen to be in our area. Also listen to us on Archive.Org and look for us to come visit your hometown in the near future. If there's a place you'd like to see us play let us know, we'll try and make it happen. Just doing our part to keep the Music from Never StoppingPeace Johnny. www.cubensis.com
Saw them last night! Real good time!!
Happy and Merry to Everyone : )) Well it's been 20 years so far and we are gonna celebrate December 28th at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA. So for all fans of GD music come on out and spend a night with us. Former members from our 20 year span will be joining us for this special occasion. Wick Lightshow will be doing our lightshow, and our friends Acacia, and Grampas Grass will be opening the show for us, expect 2 long and interesting sets from Cubensis. We will be recording the show so you'll all be on our live DVD. Without the Grateful Dead and you our fans we would'nt be around so y'all are included in our celebration. We have new shirts commemorating the show, as well as some new live cd's we will be selling and giving away at this show. Limited inexpensive tix are still avail check our website for details www.cubensis.com Have a Great Holiday season, be safe, be happy, dance a lot, most of all enjoy Thanks and Hugs Johnny FOH Engineer Cubensis "Bound to Cover Just a Little More Ground"
The JUGBAND playing at a near by pub! Found them on Uncle John's BandsThe ULTIMATE List of Grateful Dead tribute bands from coast to coast! It's a grate site to find grate bands!! Peace :)
Saw The JugBand last night at Buzz's Tavern....a very grate GD cover band in the jersey area!! Go check um out!! :)
Hello everyone, I wanted to pass along an interview I just posted to Cincygroove.com. I interviewed Dino English from Dark Star Orchestra: http://cincygroove.com/?q=node/149 Congrats to DSO for their 1,500th show tonight!!!! Wish I could be there, but I will get to catch them when they come through Cincinnati, OH. Scott
cincygroove, nice interview!!
Saw them in Portland Sunday night before Phil's did his two gigs on Monday and Tuesday. Of Keith and Donna era. They were cookin at the end of the night, everyone was dancing. Worth checking out. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
On August 17th, I am going to see the band Half Step (www.halfstepgd.com) out on LI. I have never heard of them before. However, I did notice they are going to be playing at a bar called Toomey's (Amityville) where I hang out. Any other LI heads familiar with this band or are going to see them next Sunday?
Hey now - I play in a (mostly) GD coverband - theCAUSE. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA. On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, we will be having our annual HALLOWEEN PARTY at PD'S PUB in Squirrel Hill - just 2.8 miles away from The Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, where RAT DOG will be playing! We did send out an invite to Bobby & the boys (don't know if they got it, but we're crossing our fingers here in Pittsburgh!)! We have a GREAT night of music planned - AND - if you BRING YOUR RAT DOG TICKET STUB, YOU GET INTO OUR SHOW FOR FREE!! Cool, huh? This year's theme is "Come as a character from a Grateful Dead song!" P.D.'s Pub is located at 5832 Forward Ave. in Squirrel Hill - just across the bridge! 8 minutes drive!!! Here's what we played just this past Saturday night at Moondog's (in hopes to entice any 'Heads that are thinkin' about it!)... theCAUSE Moondog's with Jill Paone Simmons Saturday, October 25, 2008 SET I: US Blues, Hard To Handle, Loser, Me & My Uncle > Big River, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Don't Think Twice - It's All Right, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Hey Pocky Way, Jack Straw. SET II: Expressway (To Your Heart) Jam*, Viola Lee Blues > Franklin's Tower > Sample In A Jar, Highway 61 Revisited > Yer Blues, Hey Bulldog! > Stella Blue > Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad > Possum. ENCORE: Scarlet Begonias** > Touch Of Grey. *dedicated to the late Merl Saunders ** requested by, and dedicated to Bub & Carol www.theCAUSEjams.com ~ Pappy "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
If you are ever in MO form May-Sep check out the Schwag at Schwagstock. Is usually 3 day fest held on old church camp, now private property, camping, springs lots of space, music alot of FUN. I've been a few times and had a blast. The Schwag puts on a good show I was impressed. Usually have some great guests to. I saw Merle and JGB-B, Keller Williams, BBHC and alot of other really cool bands. Is worth going. dates get posted on thier website theschwag.com.
We agree strongly with Good ol GD about his view of The Schwag and Camp Zoe...the venue is absolutely beautiful with a natural amphitheatre setting of bluffs nestled in a valley...The Schwag creates one of the most amazing scenes we have experienced...they are truly keeping the familiar vibes of the Grateful Dead alive. The prices are always kind, and you can't beat their private security, camp where you park-park where you camp set-up, not to mention a bath-house with warm showers and flushing toilets. Truly heaven on earth!!! www.campzoe.com www.theschwag.com Virgil & Marina Buy a Dye...Feed a Hippie www.feedahippie.com
SOoooo....just a quick follow-up on theCAUSE's Halloween Show / Rat-Dog @ Munhall "After Party"....we had a WHOLE LOTTA people show up at the start of our 2nd set from the Rat Dog show. It was a real treat meeting a bunch of folks from RatDog.org & others who had been emailing inquiries about our show. Pictures & other fun stuff can be found on our website at www.theCAUSEjams.com. You can download the ENTIRE show at http://www.archive.org/details/theCAUSE_Halloween2008_PDs or just listen to the streaming audio!Here's the setlist from that show! A good mix of GD, Phish, Little Feat, a few original songs and MORE! theCAUSE PD's Pub Halloween Show with Cherylann Hawk, Jill Paone Simmons & Patti Spadaro I Fee > All That You Dream > A Little Nudge* Big Boss Man Dire Wolf My Brother Esau Midnight Sunrise* Season Of The Witch (Like A) Firefly** > Ramble On Rose Werewolves Of London II Space > Munsters Theme Song > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain I'd Rather Go Blind Playing In The Band > Boris The Spider Oh! Darling Wolfman's Brother > Jam > Playing In The Band (reprise) > Death Don't Have No Mercy > Mason's Children > No Rain Shakedown Street Encore: Lady With A Fan / Terrapin Station > Gimme Some Lovin' > Bertha * written by Cherylann Hawk ** written by Eric "Pappy" Weingrad & Jon Hoernig ~ Pappy 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
Oh yeah, gotta have the celtic dead tunes. Saw them one night in Pt Reyes on a trip to NoCal a few years back the night before a cancer walk. They still play & put a nice Celtic twist to the dead. If you ever get the chance to see Wake the Dead, go for it!! Life's too short to be blue...
The Schwag are the best out there right now...Darkstar included....don't miss a show if they come your way...and if u can make it to one/all of their summerlong campout festies definitely....GO...well worth the TRIP. go to their website.....Stu Allen from JGB plays lead guitar for them and his vocals will give you goosebumps...blows John out of the water on the 80's-90's Jerry vocals...ummm...."Standing on the Moon" anyone? guaranteed chills and streaming tears of joy...JERRY IS ALIVE!!! and he's in the middle of the woods in MO bringing the love! www.theschwag.com www.campzoe.com "In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head. Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."
who's the artist for the Schwagstock pages on the campzoe site? I'm really impressed. They do really nice work.
If you're in or around Colorado on Friday, September 4, make sure to check out Shakedown Street with Rob Eaton. www.bouldertheater.com
that's kinda funny...that pic on www.theschwag.com is super old school...only two of the four pictured are still playing with the band.The guys from EOTO/String Cheese will be playing with them in September at Schwagstock (and with their side projects of course)....overall The Schwag are sounding better than ever right now....check em out on archive.org....just search "the schwag" and sort by date...I highly recommend the 8/1/09 show (wink, wink). The Schwag is the best around (sounds funny saying that) :) "In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head. Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."
Just moved to Austin. Are there any Dead Tribute Bands in Austin? Looking to met DeadHeads Would appreciate a hookup to the community Thanks Godfrey
Nobody does it better or has been covering GD tunage longer (33 years) than Jake's Leg! www.jakesleg.com Jake's Leg fall schedule 2009: Sep 19 2009 1:00P Mississippi Earthtones Festival "Alton Riverfront" Alton, Illinois Sep 19 2009 10:00P Llywelyn’s Pub "Webster" St. Louis Sep 25 2009 10:00P Broadway Oyster Bar St. Louis Oct 2 2009 10:00P Cicero’s "Ages 18+" St. Louis Oct 3 2009 10:00P Venice Cafe St. Louis Oct 4 2009 12:00P The Farm Party Staunton, Illinois Oct 7 2009 8:30P Jackson’s "Jake’s Leg and Friends Acoustic Show" St. Louis Oct 9 2009 10:00P The Ugly Fish St. Louis Oct 10 2009 10:00P Brewskeez "O’Fallon" St. Louis Oct 17 2009 10:00P Broadway Oyster Bar St. Louis Oct 18 2009 1:00P Mount Pleasant Winery "Octoberfest" Augusta Oct 23 2009 10:00P Highlands Resturant and Brewing Company Kirkwood Oct 24 2009 10:00P Llywelyn’s Pub "Webster" St. Louis Oct 30 2009 10:00P The Old Rock House St. Louis Oct 31 2009 10:00P BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups w/ Cumberland Gap "Halloween Party" St. Louis
I saw the band sometime like 12 years ago when I was on tour with a dance compagny called "Les Grands Ballets Canadiens".They were already a grate band.
T.O.M.D. (They're Only Mostly Dead) is a great Grateful Dead cover band located out of Wilmington, NC. Check them out on-line at tomdilm.com
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) Tom Snediker Lead guitar, vocals The Kind, Crossties, Scott Fore and His Hillbilly Hotclub
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 http://www.myspace.com/stellablue39sband Got a bunch of tunes from our first gig in Rye, NY there The whole gig (less recording glitches!) is here http://www.archive.org/details/sb2009-11-06.sb2009-11-06bb.flac 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" Thanks Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.
On The Bus is the DC area's premier Grateful Dead tribute, providing a true Dead concert experience to Deadheads in the mid-Atlantic region. Check us out at www.onthebusband.com. Also on Facebook and MySpace and YouTube. Come see us at a local show. You won't be disappointed. On The Bus - Grateful Dead done right!
I'll sure check this band out. As you might guess from my username a Dead band from VT might be just the ticket!