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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
Wake the Dead

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

There's an article about them here.

scamperoni's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Wake the Dead

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...

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
A different kind of cover band...
PAPPYPGH's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007
Rat-Dog "After-Party" follow-up

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 & others who had been emailing inquiries about our show. Pictures & other fun stuff can be found on our website at You can download the ENTIRE show at 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!

PD's Pub
Halloween Show
with Cherylann Hawk, Jill Paone Simmons & Patti Spadaro
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

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

Lady With A Fan / Terrapin Station >
Gimme Some Lovin' >

* written by Cherylann Hawk
** written by Eric "Pappy" Weingrad & Jon Hoernig

~ Pappy

"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter

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Joined: Nov 13 2008
Schwagstock...We second that!!!

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!!!

Virgil & Marina
Buy a Dye...Feed a Hippie

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Joined: Feb 19 2008

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

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Joined: Jul 2 2007
theCAUSE in Pittsburgh - RAT DOG "After-Party!"

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!)...

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

~ Pappy

"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter

Bamski's picture
Joined: Jul 11 2007
Cover Band

On August 17th, I am going to see the band Half Step ( 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?

Hal R's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Ramblin Rose

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

Joined: Jul 20 2007
Thanks for sharing

cincygroove, nice interview!!


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