It's that magical time of year again where we make miracles every day. Yessiree, 30 Days Of Dead is back! As a token of our appreciation for making 2018 an epic year, we're giving away a high-quality 320Kbps MP3 download every day this month. That's 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist David Lemieux! Intrigued? We're also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you a chance to win prizes, not to mention bragging rights.
Join us, won't you, as we take a look forward and another one back with the 2018 Almanac. Inside you'll find breaking news on what's on the horizon for Dave's Picks 2019 (subscriber intel and, spoiler alert, details on Dave's Picks Volume 29), our ongoing 7" series, updates on Grateful Dead family doings, exclusive Grateful goods, music, holiday cheer, and more.
New ones coming as the old ones go, Everything's moving here...
Here's a little guide to getting around the new Dead.net. We hope you'll like it as much as we do.
And now for an interlude from the liners from our PORTLAND MEMORIAL COLISEUM, PORTLAND, OR, 5/19/74 (6-LP) set...
Esteemed First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers gives us a glimpse into his illustrious career, the significance of the bent box, and how Woodstock broadened his cultural and musical scope in this edition of All In The Family.
Give us a glimpse into your history as an artist… when you got started, how you got started, what influenced you then, what now…
In honor of Jerry, we're turning social media upside out and inside down with a very special Days Between design. Simply download the graphic to your desktop and upload it as your profile picture on your favorite platform from August 1st to the 9th.
To download, Right-click-save-as on a PC, or ctrl-click-save-as on a MAC. Or you can drag and drop to your desktop.
If you were looking for a miracle during the early days of the Grateful Dead, Sepp Donahower would have been a good man to know. In this edition of All In The Family, the concert promoter talks about taking a trip to Haight Street to book the band, the challenges of the Wall of Sound tour, and a few of his favorite moments "on the bus."
"After all, Dead shows were always rituals at heart, not just events but ceremonies—gloriously unspecific, perhaps, but still deliberate, still designed to court the muse of improvisation and explore her gifts anew each night."
Dive in deep with PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73 - '74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS scribe Nick Meriwether. We'll be sampling tidbits from the liner notes all the way up to release day.
Take a closer look at some of the moments photographer Richie Pechner captured of the Pacific Northwest scene before, during, and after the Dead's shows.
You can check out more of Richie's work at http://rpechner.com.