By suggestion, since the Obama reunion topic is now a hotbed of discussion on the proper guitarist for the gig.
Here's the scenario: for whatever reasons seem good to them, Bob, Billy, Mickey and Phil decide to play some gigs together.
Who's the rest of the band?
How about Til the Morning Comes...Bobby on fire, best rythym guitar player currently residing on the planet.
This will be a sign of a long and festive evening playing out until magic of the dawn.
Im sayin A Shakedown would be RAGIN!!!
I brought a shovel...... of course I can dig it.
a tasty Jam > SHAKEDOWN STREET to start us out "don't tell me this town ain't got no heart... just gotta poke around" to get the joint hopping?
Gratefulmom, HalR,grdaed73, myself,Julee, hopefully iknowurider, stuman, Sandy,Techgirl. nysteve, Mr. oroboros, erickat, deadheadkid and his mom, Iko iko, Rick, free idea, dsatche,Mr. badger, and way too numerous friends to mention...The lights go down, the line up is annouced, there is a silence and at the same time a deafening anticipation roaring through the air....hearts are racing, toes are dancing.
Looking around to the faces of the most wonderful friends all standing there in this same moment, thinking the same thing...hearts beating, minds freeing, love flowing...
The thought.... What songs?............
I will call Alpine Valley and see if we can't get it for whole week, friday through the next sunday. We will have that perfect 80 degree indian summer in mid October!!
thats the show i would not miss! now is this just a three day festival or one stop on the tour?
I’m right there with you for this show that goes from noon till 3:00 am over the stretch of three days. Don’t forget the guest appearances of guitar players Trey Anastasio, Barry Sless, Steve Kimock, Jimmy Herring, and David Nelson and on keyboards Melvin Seals and Pete Sears. Airto and the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir will be showing up for drums and space. David Grisman on mandolin and Tony Rice on guitar for the acoustic sets. Really looking forward to those bass jams with Phil and Jack Casady and the pedal steel jam with Barry Sless and Buddy Cage.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
I standing right there next to you...SWEET!
The anticipation is palpable. A gentle hush comes over the assembled patrons. There is a happy tension in the air. It is dark, with just a hint of shadows on the stage. The space is astoundingly quiet, yet bursting with a million molecules of mind waves. Some players walk on stage, the usual pitter patter in back of the amps and drums. Guessing gives way to pure wonder. Suddenly Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey walk to the microphone, it's still dark, and then it come's. In a clear and present tone, they declare " On Behalf on the Grateful dead Family, we would like to present you with a magical evening. Joining us on stage will be the following people who, through the times we all have shared, have joined together with us this evening on stage to assist this planet and the many peoples on it to a better future. We would like to introduce the following musicians, friends and above all volunteers.
May we introduce Mr. Warren Hayes, Mr.Jeff Chimenti, Mr.Mark Karan, Ms. Joan Osbourne, Mr. Derek Trucks and his lovely bride Ms. Susan Tedashe. Mr. Jack Cassidy, our friend Jorma Kaukonen, the one and only Mr, David Crosby, Mr. Rebop Kwaku Baah,
Mr. John Molo, Mr. Steve Winwood, Mr. Neil Young, Mr, Bruce Hornsby, Ms. Donna Jean Godchaux, one of the most respected composers and jazz musicians in our time, Mr, Branford Marsalis, and the man inside the consiousness of us all, Mr. Bob Dylan, and joining us tonight for this very special evening, Mr. Robert Hunter!
This evening would not be possible without the following people and the love and energy they put into everything they do.
Bear, Ms. Eileen Law, Ms.Cassidy Law, Mr. Blair Jackson, Mr. David Gans,
Mr, Jeffery Norman, Mr. David Lemieux, John Barlow, Betty Cantor-Jackson,
Dan Healy, John Meyer, and all those too numerous to mention, We thank you.
And now.....Ladies and Gentlemen the Grateful Dead!
Peace, love and above all hope, pk
JORMA ON LEAD, BRUCE ON THE KEYS!
NOW THAT WOULD BE COOL...........