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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Best Festival?

In a word, ROTHBURY!!! That's where it's at. Those who went this year know it's the best festival ever, and those who didn't, please don't go next year.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
10K review part II

Phil & Friends on Saturday night- Perfect cool Minnesota evening with a little breeze, and they start around the time that the sun is setting. Then take a break and come roaring back with the light show and so much more!!!!

Glorious and majestic interplay between great players at the top of their art.

I believe this is accurate for Phil's seltlist, but after that 10 hour drive home yesterday, I maybe a bit muddled, but here goes:

1st Set: Shakedown Street, Alabama Getaway, Ball & Chain, New Minglewood Blues, BIODTL, Althea, Cosmic Charlie (Scofield & Campbell absolutly ripped it up on Althea and went wild on Cosmic!!!! )

2nd Set: Casey Jones (at double time speed), Jam > Don't Let Me Down > Eyes of the World> Jam > Wheels on Fire >Mason's Children, Viola Lee Blues >Deal >Viola Lee Blues >Bertha > Viola Lee Blues reprise. E: Tom Thumbs Blues

John Scofield sat in for the first set, but he was the only guest that night. (Teresa Williams was not there @ 10k). I thought Phil looked energized (he was grinning up a storm), as the band jammed well and they teased us constantly (china cat tease, TOO tease, Wheel tease, Mr. Charlie tease, etc. etc.) during those wonderful jams. I gotta say that I truly enjoy this version of Phil & Friends. Greene, Campell, Molitz, and Molo were charging right out of the gate! (Wasn't there a rider tease in there as well, or am I having a flashback of '77?)

Anyway, ladies and gentlemen, please give a listen to their version of "Don't Let Me Down", it was a wonderful surprise of a John Lennon song with perfect vocals from the boys. Exceptional!!

Also, I would have LOVED to see Kimock sit in, especially in that second half. Kimock's stratospheric guitarwork with Mickey Hart Band (on Thursday) was transportive, and the MHB's version of Sugaree was stellar (Kimock had some amp problems during the first 3 songs or so, but then got it 'just exactly perfect'). And his playing was so expansive, textured, atmospheric runs, and just downright tasty (shit, I ran out of adjectives). Jen Durkin and George Porter's vocals were wonderful (and his bass playing was the BOMB, er as my boys would say). Hollingsworth, Reyes, and the master of the talking drum Sikiru Adepoju completed Mickey's palate of colors that day.

I was just excited to see both Phil and Mickey having so much fun, playing so well, and surrounded by musicians that they are inspired by and they want to play with. In my opinion both the new and old blood there, enhanced the whole show and there was fine improvisation, musicianship, exploration, heart and soul, all those qualities that drew me to the Dead back in the early '70s. I saw both bands pushing it, taking chances, not playing it safe, either in song selection or in their performance. Phil and Mickey both looked like they were having the time of their lives. And I was along for the ride. Big time.

BUT I suppose if Master Kimock had graced the stage with Phil that second half, it might have just cracked the spacetime continuum and that could have then erupted with a new crater (in my mind) at the 10,000 lakefest venue, which might have endangered us all.

Or maybe the boys are saving that for next time?

Ahhhh, next time!! (Homer Simpson voice and saliva drool).

Joined: Jun 4 2007
10,000 Lakefest Update

MICKEY HART BAND was simply outstanding last night!!! The Other One> Scarlet Begonias> Fire on the Mountain > GDTRFB was transendent. TOO was a wonderful ride and I wept at the wonderful Scarlet and this suite was grin and dance inducing throughout. It really was beyond words, such fine new tunes and tremendous renditions of favorites.
Mickey has assembled such a fantastic group of musicians (don't ever miss Kimock!! and such sweet vocals and ensemble play) and this show ranks as one of the best post GD shows I have been lucky enough to witness.
And then they treated us to an encore of Pappa was a Rollin' Stone that would make the Temptations proud.
10k is unbeatable for the vibe, the venue, line-up, and times with new and old friends, brothers and sons. This is alread a classic and we get Phil & Friends tomorrow night!
I am so grateful!!! So that is the news from the northlands.

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Grateful Garcia Gathewring '08

Hey now Deadheads, Hippies and Kind Folks, DON'T MISS THIS REAL GOOD TIME THIS SUMMER!!! We welcome you to the Grateful Garcia Gathering 2008 at beautiful Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center) in Ohio! This venue can hold 50,000 of your kindest friends! Come hear some of your favorite bands from the midwest performing on TWO stages (NOT IN A SHED) with lighting, projection screens, and a sound system that will BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF!

Tickets are on sale now. Its going to be a WOOT!

Dates are July 31st, August 1st Jerry Garcia's Birthday, and August 2nd. So tell me, how many friends can you fit into your car?

The 3G's Will Shine With You, SO DON'T MISS THE BUS!

ARTIST INCLUDED: Jackie Greene, 2 Nites Melvin Seals & JGB, Donna Jean and The Tricksters, Moonalice w/ Barry Sless, G.E.Smith, Petes Sears, Roger McNamee, Ann McNamee, Jimmy Sanchez. David Gans, New Riders of the Purple Sage- NRPS w/ David Nelson, Buddy Cage, Michael Falzarano, Ronnie Penques, and Johnny Markowski, BoomBox, Waterband, Splintered Sunlight, Baghdad Scuba Review, Covert Operations, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Grateful Beth, Lyle, JiMiller Band, In the Dark, Fire Dancers,and MORE!

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Joined: May 26 2007
Vince with a bluegrass band!


Casey, see about a tape on that one...:-)

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Cropredy 2008

Thursday 7 August

* Anthony John Clarke
* Whapweasel
* The Gathering
* John Tams & Barry Coope
* Supergrass

Friday 8 August

* The Family Mahone
* Peggy & Pj Wright
* 3 Daft Monkeys
* Bbc Radio 2 Yfa Winners: Siobhan Miller & Jeana Leslie
* Stackridge
* Paul Brady & His Band
* Joe Brown & His Band Featuring Special Guest - Dave Edmunds
* Levellers

Saturday 9 August

* Richard Digance
* Lark Rise To Candleford
* Legend (Bob Marley Tribute)
* The Muffinmen Featuring Jimmy Carl Black
* Julie Fowlis Band
* Midge Ure
* Fairport Convention

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Joined: Jun 1 2007
wow, i would've never

wow, i would've never expected to go out of my way for vince gill. I definitely will now, apparently he's bringing out his bluegrass band for this show...a rare treat. I'll give a report

When you want that groove that invokes dreams, close your eyes and focus on the dream not the groove

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Joined: May 26 2007

Casey! What a lineup!

I'm going to be on the wrong coast, but my advice is, do not miss Vince Gill. Not pyrotechnic exactly, just a darn good musician and by all accounts a sweet guy. I've never heard this officially, but I've heard that back in the day his playing caused Mark Knopfler to invite him to join Dire Straits. For whatever reason, he stuck with country...

(I recommend to the general attention his duet with Dolly Parton on "I Will Always Love You," which of course Dolly wrote. First time I heard it on the radio I had to pull the car over to listen and find out what it was. It's on an apparently so-so Dolly album, but you can get it from iTunes.)

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Joined: Jun 1 2007
DelFest anyone?

Next weekend in Cumberland, MD
Anyone gonna be there? Great lineup, awesome location & Grisman!

Del McCoury Band - appearing throughout the weekend
Vince Gill
Dierks Bentley
Keller Williams and The Keels
David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Sam Bush
Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
David Bromberg Band with Special Guest the Angel Band
Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
Railroad Earth
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman
Jon Fishman - DelFest artist-at-large
Steep Canyon Rangers
Adrienne Young
The Lee Boys
Dre's Rude Awakening
Ronnie Reno and The Reno Tradition
Ronnie Bowman - DelFest artist-at-large
Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass
Mike Garris & Area 51
Davisson Brothers Band
Deep Fried Pickle Project

When you want that groove that invokes dreams, close your eyes and focus on the dream not the groove

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
This should be interesting

Hey Kids, here's more scoop...


Jefferson Airplane Originator Marty Balin will perform
with members from the original band, who have not played publicly
together since 1965.

The historic event in Astoria, Oregon will bring together vocalist
Signe Anderson (now Signe Ettlin), bassist Bob Harvey, and
percussionist Jerry Peloquin reuniting with the man who started it
all, Marty Balin.

Their set will morph into a "family band" featuring
members from the Jefferson Starship and the seldom seen Great Society,
the band where Grace Slick began her singing and writing career.
Darby Slick, Craig Chaquico, Slick Aguilar, and keyboardist Barry
Flast will all be in the "family". Other performers will be announced,
while surprise guests will not.

The three day festival ticket includes parking, camping, music, and
access to gourmet organic food concessions, has much more than a
reunion of a lifetime planned.

The spacious meadow, outlined by lush woodlands, also
brings Country Joe McDonald, the Great Society, the Holy Modal
Rounders, the Freak Mountain Ramblers, Alice Stuart, David & Linda
LaFlamme and their band (four band members have 25 to forty years in
the band) playing the music of It's a Beautiful Day, Marty Balin
Band, Craig Chaquico Band, and much more.

Information and ticket sales can be found at:

When: August 22,23,24
Where: Clatsop Co. Fairgrounds, Astoria, Oregon
What: Benefit for the Net Loft Arts Center and Lady of Honor Signe

Other headlining bands will be announced soon!


For those who wanna know, Bingo, Alexa Wiley, Jessica Stiles Band,
Supertrout are also going to be on the program. We are still trying
to snag more Dead related folks. Teddy Deane will be coming down for
the show, by the way. His new Red Newt Records CD, So Far So Good, is
finally here (the release party was up in Friday Harbor, on San Juan
Island, a couple weeks ago).

Gordo (who is the lead conspirator behind this) is trying to snag some
truly major headliners, too.

Early tickets should be a bargain.

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