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The Kind - Blacksburg, VA

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

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T.O.M.D.

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

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Jake's Leg

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.

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Jake's Leg - fall schedule 2009

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

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Dead Cover band in Austin?

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

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not sure....

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."

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Atten Colorado Deadheads: Shakedown Street ft. Rob Eaton of DSO

If you're in or around Colorado on Friday, September 4, make sure to check out Shakedown Street with Rob Eaton.

www.bouldertheater.com

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fluffhead

who's the artist for the Schwagstock pages on the campzoe site? I'm really impressed. They do really nice work.

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SCHWAGSTOCK!!!!!!!!

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."

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Wake the Dead

I'm especially fond of their version of "Prodigal Town," a Hunter tune.

There's an article about them here.

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