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    marye
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    A lot of folks here are musicians and play in bands. Here's the place to talk about them. What kind of music you play, upcoming gigs, etc.

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  • July 12, 2020 - 3:06pm
    TheLatinDead
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    Grateful Dead Latin Style

    Hi all, I am latin percussionist and Lifelong Deadhead. I am planning to launch an equity crowdfund for a Latin Jazz Grateful Dead Tribute project called "The Latin Dead" but first reaching out to the Dead community in case there was some interested investors looking to take the ride and help us thrive! I have a detailed business plan I can provide for any serious inquiries. Please feel free to message me directly here or via email at... latindeadmusic@gmail.com

    Thanks, Brenden

  • February 24, 2019 - 10:57am
    dmarie@snet.net
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    Seeking to sing harmony with guitar player / band in CT

    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a Connecticut based Grateful Dead Guitar player/singer or band to harmonize with on songs such as:

    High Time
    Lady with a Fan
    Brokedown Palace
    Box of Rain
    Black Muddy River
    Attics of My Life
    Black Throated Wind
    Doin' That Rag
    Crazy Fingers
    We Can Run
    Unbroken Chain
    Ship of Fools
    Me and Bobby McGee
    Peggy-O
    Here Comes Sunshine
    Dire Wolf
    Monkey and the Engineer
    It Must have Been the Roses
    The Music Never Stopped

    .....as well as all the standards.

    Large practice space available.

    Diane
    dmarie@snet.net

  • December 23, 2018 - 8:22pm
    Cosmic Ray
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    The Electrix

    The Electrix is a group of accomplished musicians, each with a lifetime of diverse experience in the music field.

    The Electrix are known as one of the leading jam bands in New York, covering all of Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, NYC and more, performing their renditions of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers classics, other related genres of music, and original compositions.
    The Electrix weave in and out of intense jams with an incredible amount of enthusiasm and feeling, adding their own interpretation and style.

    The Electrix have had the opportunity to share the stage and perform together with such notables as the late drummer Levon Helm {The Band}, the late fiddle player Vassar Clements {Old & in the Way}, pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage {The New Riders of the Purple Sage}.
    The Electrix have opened for The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The David Nelson Band, Railroad Earth, The Robbie Krieger Band, Commander Cody and have been involved in shows with Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Rowan, Umphry's McGee, David Gans and the late Dick Latvala.
    Formed in 1995, The Electrix have established themselves with repeat performances in some of the most popular and biggest festivals such as The Great South Bay Music Festival, The Oysterfest, The Riverhead Blues Festival, Bradstock, Cedar Beach Music Festival, Dead Of Winter Show, Jerry Jam, Alive after Five and have played in a wide variety of venues - 89 North, Brickhouse Brewery, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, BB King's, Sunset Grill, KJ Farrell's, Teddy's, Sullivan Hall, Uncle Mike's, Bitter End, Grand Victory, Knitting Factory, American Beauty, Arlene's Grocery
    and many more all over the Long Island and NYC areas,
    and Mexicali Live in New Jersey.
    The Electrix also perform as The Acoustix, a bluegrass acoustic trio version of the band.
    www.theelectrix.com
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  • October 3, 2018 - 12:22pm
    WalterBradford
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    Sacramento musicians wanted for jamming
    I am interested in meeting Sacramento, CA area deadheads who are musicians and are interested in informal jamming. I have been playing electric/acoustic 6-string guitar with a little pedal steel for the past 12 years and frequently play outdoors in Freedom Park on Saturdays with a portable battery-operated rig. I'm no professional, but after 12 years how bad could I be? Contact me and maybe we can jam. Walter
  • October 3, 2018 - 11:15am
    NewTribe4
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    New Tribe 7" Elevator/Light One Candle early Dead vibe
    Hi Folks,We're a psychedelic rock/cosmic american band from TX/OK with a new single out on 7" vinyl/digital. It's been a long strange trip of 25 years but we're stoked to be making the music we are now. Should appeal to fans of earlier Dead and the early 70s stuff. We play around TX and OK and further afield. Come on out and join us and join the Tribe. You can stream the new single and learn more here: http://newtribesounds.space/index.php/elevatorlightonecandlelitepromo/ Preorder the vinyl here: https://thenewtribe.bandcamp.com
  • September 30, 2018 - 11:10am
    drb888
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    Jamming in Grass Valley?
    Anyone in the Grass Valley area up for some GD jamming? I'm not anywhere near pro level - just for fun. Right now it's just me on guitar and a friend on bass, but we could really use another guitar, some drums, maybe keyboards. Again, just for fun.
  • September 29, 2018 - 8:01am
    thepromisedland
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    The Promised Land - The Grateful Dead Hebrew Language Project
    Hi,This is my band. You're welcome to listen, download and share. Peace from The Promised Land. Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Promised_Land_(Sagol_59_album) Music: https://thepromisedland1.bandcamp.com/ (-:
  • September 29, 2018 - 7:47am
    gr8fldude
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    gr8FLdüde & frenz - letting it rock in Atlanta, GA since 2007 !
    Hey now! gr8FLdüde & frenz was formed in 2007 and has been performing throughout Georgia and Alabama on a regular basis ever since. Consisting mostly of veteran musicians from the Atlanta jam-band scene, the band has become well-known for performing both on festival stages and "an evening with..." format consisting of two long sets per show from a repertoire of well over 100 original compositions and cover songs (mainly comprised of Dead, Garcia and classic rock tunes). gr8FLdüde & frenz is the only band to perform at each and every one of the 11 annual Jerry Day ATL celebrations. Check out our FB page where you can view some of our live performance videos from many gigs over the past 11+ years and stay in touch with what's happening on the DeadHead scene in Georgia as we are tightly connected with all of the Dead cover bands in the state. peace, Lewis Newmark, bandleader gr8FLdüde & frenz www.facebook.com/gr8fuldude
  • September 28, 2018 - 1:34pm
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    Long Island Folk Rock Jam band
    We are located in the Garden City/Mineola part of Long Island,NY and we are acoustic guitars, flute and piano. We do some dead, Dylan, Beatles, Robert Hunter, original and an assortment of others. We play for fun but we do gigs once in a while at bars and for parties. I'm also looking to work on a cd of originals and a few obscure covers. My email is nycshel@aol.com if your interested in being part of what we do or if you want us to play in your area or at a party. We could use some percussion and a bass player (maybe even a lead guitar) but open to anything interesting. NYCshel@aol.com. Leave me your name and if you want to play with us, where you live and age. And though we are a fun band we are looking for some commitment (mostly we practice on Monday nights)
  • September 21, 2018 - 12:17pm
    dwlemen
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    Indiana
    Hey Mars! Looks like you've got a good thing going up there. I'm in central IN (near Indy). Don't get out much, but sometimes I do get into Indy for a show. Def. hit the Boys in any incarnation wherever they have played around here. It's funny, to quote the bumper sticker "Weir Everywhere". My kids are always amazed that everywhere I go, someone eventually comments on my Grateful Dead shirt. Anything from a parking lot attendant in Nashville IN, to a teacher at Purdue. We really are everywhere! Peace, -Dave
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A lot of folks here are musicians and play in bands. Here's the place to talk about them. What kind of music you play, upcoming gigs, etc.
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Well, I'm not in a band... but I know some guys that are!And they let me do a lightshow for them. They are The Schwag, or may be known as 'Dead Ahead'. They have been interpreting Grateful Dead music for many years. I have been working with them for about the last 8 yrs. I shot on the main stage at their 5 yearly festivals, and in the Kansas City/Lawrence area when they pass through here. A great band and good friends - who also happen to play with Melvin Seals in The JGB Band!!!! (for whom I have also provided visual stimulation). I couldn't find a short video of 'Cassidy' - so here is the first half of the set!!! Cassidy, Brown Eyed Women, Hey Pocky Way>Jam>Drums>Space>(Pt.2 begins w/ Doin That Rag). Hope you all enjoy. And if YOU need a good lightshow for your band.... look me up! Soulshine Concert Visuals / Soulshine Liquid Art Lightshow
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Hey Now Freaks,I've got a couple bands for you to check out. The Gyps - rock, jam, grunge, experimental Stream and download for free - http://archive.org/details/gyps2012-05-27 On this show we do a hot Viola Lee Blues www.thegyps.com Shows monthly at Phyllis' Musical Inn Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders - classic country, originals and covers Stream and download for free - http://archive.org/details/dwsb2009_04-10 www.danwhitaker.com Shows each month in Chicago at California Clipper, Bernice's
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See the page at Reverbnation or on Facebook:Band: ~nottheeverlybrothers~ Members: Phil Summers, guitar and vocals; Don Eacret, drums, guitar, keys and vocals Location: West Central Indiana CD: Twenty Copier (20 copier). Listen to songs at Reverbnation. Entire CD for sale Comment: Try it you will like it! A masterful blend of sex drugs and rock n roll
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"I've been spoken to by a higher order of intelligence - I thought it was God. It was a very personal God in that it had exactly the same sense of humor that I have. (laughter)" - Jerry Garcia "And this idea of the 2012 when everything tops out, well, I would love to be here for it. I'll buy into that belief - I don't want to miss it!" - Jerry Garcia - (when asked about Terrence Mckenna's idea of Archaic Revival.)
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http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpGHN1gdFaozech0miCWRWQ/videos?view=0&f… https://www.facebook.com/baldgratefuldeadimpersonator My first post...and it's just an advertisement for myself. Sorry. Anyway, I'm known as Bald Grateful Dead Impersonator. So far I have one subscriber on YouTube! I do have 232 likes on the Facebook page however. I'm just a huge Dead fan and I play Grateful Dead songs on an acoustic guitar as a tribute act. So far I've posted 18 videos of myself performing Grateful Dead songs on my YouTube page and I'm hoping to record ten more this weekend. I'm actually an accomplished bass guitar player, but as bass guitar isn't much of a solo instrument, I'm picking up acoustic guitar. I'm a bit of a goofball as I have more experience in musical comedy than in regular music, but I'm trying to take this reasonably seriously. Hope you check out some songs! And subscribe! Take care.
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You look like Walter white from Breaking Bad!
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We believe the world needs more poets! In hopes of keeping the connection alive between The Beats>The Hippies>The Jammers>etc etc Venice Gas House Trolley combines poetry and music into cerebral grooves that spin both body and mind. "If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine..." http://www.vght.net
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I don't play in a band however if I did I would want to play in the band Yarn. They are my favorite band right now. Yarn is an Americana band from Brooklyn NY. They write their own songs and play their own instruments. They play every night of the week for anyone that will listen. You can Download a show from the archive, stream there brand new acoustic album which came out last week, find out where they are playing, read there BIO, or watch them cover the Dead or play an original song at the following links. Just wait to you see Andrew Hendryx play his Electric Mandolin. He makes that little instrument sing. The whole band has so much talent and chemistry. http://yarnmusic.net/ https://www.facebook.com/brooklynyarn http://archive.org/details/YarnMusic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcma6bnTTYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=utciZm9-uks http://www.roughstock.com/audio/exclusive-album-listening-party-yarn-sh…
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Hi my name is Chris Dopey, Im 47. Been writing music since I can remember. I can't say i'm a dead head, but my Aunt did take me to a show as a child. Boy did she get in trouble. Boy did it open my ears. Because of that show I began digging thru her albums much to her dismay. I was blown away, not just by the dead. I found Rare earth the tower of power. These massive jam bands the sound was everywhere. Changed my writing style for life. I no longer heard a single instrument but multitudes in my head. But sadly those weren't the bands I could create at the time so I wrote for 3 and 4 piece bands. Though I still heard the full potential of each song in my head. I always wanted to write a dead song but I could never get that sound. When Jerry Garcia died I was learning box of rain from a song book. I thought it strange when I found out. I was learning a dead song when I got the sad news. So I went to the index of the book. Something happened I can't explain it, the song title began to tell a story. so I grabbed up my guitar and wrote Thank you 26 in 5 minutes. Ever since I wrote it I all ways wanted to get it to the band. Whether they liked it or not wasn't the point. I just wan't them to know how much there music influenced me. So here is my last attempt. And I'm fine with that. Anyone who wan't it can have it for free. Just contact me. and I will email mp3. Here is the the link for the slideshow on youtube. plz don't come after me for photo rights I took them from google images. And I am very poor you won't get much. Chris Dopey http://youtu.be/Gpqxq1m14a8
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Kodiak, Alaska hereHere's a Cassidy > Other One via digital 8 track September 2013 http://youtu.be/OF66-rjmFa8 Multi-instrumentalist Frank Barton lives and records in Kodiak, Alaska. Frank is a veteran musician with over 25 years of live performance experience. Frank's music can be accessed globally at YouTube.com (over 200 songs and live performances) Listeners in the United States can access Frank's music for download at itunes or purchase his compact discs online. Frank's official Facebook page :http://www.facebook.com/frankbartonmusic907 Frank's official YouTube channel : http://youtube.com/user/frankbartonmusic Dark Star (April 22, 2013) Kodiak, Alaska http://youtu.be/bN7l8ReA-RE Playing In the Band (February 2013) Kodiak, Alaska http://youtu.be/UiM2OM_0_wY Uncle John's Band (April 16, 2010) Hilo, Hawaii http://youtu.be/ofRQQPSccOs All Along The Watchtower (2013) Kodiak, Alaska http://youtu.be/mB61WJlPp4Y Jam , All Along The Watchtower, Franklin's Tower, Crossroads, Sara, Badfish Funky Blue Muskrats (August 7, 2010) Seneca Falls, New York (32:28) http://youtu.be/mB61WJlPp4Y
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When I left Texas in 2007 I lost my band. I was thinking I'd need a name for my new musical project when I was driving through New Providence near Clarksville. I saw a street sign that said Cave Street and it stuck with me. Six years have passed and in that time I've recorded dozens of songs and soundscapes, some on my own and some with help from friends far and wide. Currently, I'm participating in the National Solo Album Month Challenge. I wouldn't say that my music necessarily sounds like the Grateful Dead, but without the Dead's influence my music would surely not sound like it does. Cave Street music is a 'first take' experimental blend of modern folk sensibilities, psychedelic textures, and stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Immersing yourself in this improvisation-minded music can be like entering another person's dream but leaving before it's finished... http://alonetone.com/cavestreet
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ONLY About~23 - 28 years ago, I was the lead singer/part-time percussionist for a (mainly-mostly) cover band in the redwoods-region called the Dreadful Grapes (our groupies/fans went by the name 'Grape Nuts'!). We had two guitarists - both of whom dosed before each & every show (I did NOT: Someone had to remember (to sing/) the lyrics; Jeff and Nick kept me 'on my toes: there never was a 'set' playlist.... they would jam after a previous song until (just like the Band) a musical sequence/ chord would 'pop up' and I (after dancin' with the audience off-stage) would hafta get back up there and attempt to remember the words ''on-the-fly'': which Wasn't That Easy to do! Just 'You Tubed' my old band's name (wondering if anyone had taped any of our shows): got an ''avant-garde'' fusion jazz-rock band somewhere out there recently: Cool!
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Florida GD Tribute band, Crazy Fingers, is seeking an experienced professional rhythm guitarist/vocalist for full time work. Must have a track record of playing GD music. Video auditions by way of youtube only to begin, possible personal audition to follow. Email link to video along with your information to : fingeraudition@gmail.com
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Hi my name is John. I started playing guitar in 1966 when I was 15. I have always played rythmnguitar. Over the years I played on and off with various bands. Then a couple of years ago finally hooked up with my old bass player from 68. We are now working on alot of original music and after all these years of playin now takin lessons to play lead. Really getting into lead and my old friend is now playin rythmn so basically two guys goin back to our old roots. Also when all said and done we already check into recording a Cd. But I have learned over the years music will always be a big part of my life.
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2014 has been a great year for theCAUSE, highlighted by our show with Steve Kimock in March upcoming shows for theCAUSE in Pittsburgh Nov 1st Halloween Show at Moondogs Nov 29th Thanksgiving Weekend at Sq Hill Sports Bar (former Frankies') Dec 31st New Years Eve at the Rex Theater (FREE SHOW!!) and on March 21st , 16th annual D Jam, a benefit for Greater Pgh Community Food Bank with Jeff Mattson from Dark Star Orchestra at the Rex Theater more info at www.theCAUSEjams.com
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Hey Now..Sunshine Daydream is a 5 piece tribute from Nashua, NH. We're playing THIS SATURDAY, 1/3 with two long sets starting at @ 9PM. The Cork N Keg - 4 Essex Rd, Raymond, NH: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=cork+n+keg+grill+nh&hq=cork+n+keg+grill&… Peace, Sunshine Daydream http://sunshinedaydreamnh.com
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I play bass for this band and we're going to be at Quixote's this Saturday night, the 31st. It promises to be a great time, indeed!
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Aspiring musician/guitarist/vocalist stuck in an intermediate rut ISO other musicians in my area to jam with. I'm in Central Alabama near Birmingham. If you are out there feel free to PM me.
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I remember watching Shakedown Street play at Mishawaka in the Poudre Canyou in the early 90's. Great times! Keep on Truckin.
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If you find yourself in the Los Angeles area on Saturday night, March 28th @ 8pm - 'Token Rhyme' The Valley's premiere GD tribute band,celebrates 50 years of Grateful Dead music @Paladino's in Reseda, Ca. Bring your dancing shoes and come and shake your bones! Large dance floor, free parking. After 'Token Rhyme' comes 'The Led' - a Zeppelin tribute band, then 'Legacy' a Yes, ELP, Rush tribute band. These guys are pretty good...you might want to stick around...http://paladinosclub.com/Calendar.html#0328
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Join the SLAP Jazz Quartet as they celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the founding of the Grateful Dead. The quartet will be performing a set of the Dead's music using jazz idioms and arrangements. The hour long set will be a condensation of the traditional two set Dead concert format, but will be true to form and flow of a show. Aside from a healthy dose of jamming, the show will contain many of Robert Hunter and John Barlow's best lyrical pieces. Where: Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 When: Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m. Cost: FREE! www.slapjazz.com
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Hey DH's, long time listener, first time caller. (lol) I'm typing from my secret cave at the rear of my house in sunlight when you're at night. I'm also from the future. The future says Hi. My first GD exp was via an underground comic that hipped me to them - but almost more important than the music, it established in my head that there was an entire group of people who had a connection to a band in a sense of community, not fandom. I think that's really cool. Anyway, we're a band on our own trip, but one that might have met with some GD nod of approval in an alternate universe. In fact this could be the alternate universe. We can't really ever be sure. Down here, in Sydney, we're part of a blues and roots scene. We're a bit nuevo, a bit retro and a bit mutant. Quite a bit. We've been touring the states for the last two years and finding our way. We've found that same sense of connection in the mid west of the US and we're coming back this year. I'm not super organised enough to have a list of dates etc, but i know we'll be in Rockford, Illinois 8/27 and in Indianapolis and Bloomington IN on the labor day weekend. Plus whatever random dates we can hustle LOL. On behalf of your friends in the Stormcellar, i'd like to invite you come and experience another sense of community with us. We're powered by love, in search of the ecstatic and keen for a good time. To peer inside our head go to www.stormcellar.com.au and because I can, here's one of our songs, written during our last tour, besides the Rock River, in Byron Illinois, and recorded at a studio about three blocks from my house in Five Dock, New South Wales Australia. Far out huh? http://bit.ly/1ImqWmy If this resonates with you, if you find us, be sure to come tell me. Kind Regards Michael 'MJEB' Barry www.stormcellar.com.au Things got weird and we turned pro.
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hey now! doesn't seem like this page gets a lot of traffic, but just in case, wanted to share this with you all! David Bryan, of David Bryan and Friends here! We were one of the "final four" of the covers project in 2015: http://www.dead.net/features/david-bryan-and-friends/dead-covers-projec… In 2014 I presented a full-blown grateful dead concert in a NYC historic landmark church on park avenue (featuring Kenny Brooks from Ratdog on sax). it was billed as a jerry garcia memorial concert, and was sponsored by the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation. we had it professionally recorded, and that live recording is now up on itunes and google play. IF YOU LOVE HARMONIES, THEN THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU!!! i hope some of you will check it out. :-) David Bryan and Friends performs regularly in NYC. I also have a band in NC doing the same music, with a different group of musicians: David Bryan and Friends, South. Here's the link. Enjoy! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-to-fill-air-memorial/id11398673…
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Hey everyone I an new here but i look forward to talking to some of you. I recently did a cover of New Speedway Boogie. Guitars, Drums, Bass and all recording and editing done by me. Check it out if you want! ^^^^^^^ https://youtu.be/KgOaww4VivU
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A couple head friendly projects out of Minneapolis: www.froglegmusic.com www.soundcloud.com/froglegmusic Frog is gearing up to release a new album sometime next year. They've done after parties for DeadCo., Phish, and will be doing some WSP after parties in the midwest leg of their fall run. Also check out Gypsy Lumberjacks -- Flamenco tinged Americana also out of Minneapolis www.gypsylumberjacks.com
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Hey now I am a solo artiest my name is Brian Leone . I have been playing since nine. I write most of my songs ,and i loving writhing music. its such a way to connect with your soul. I Really don't have style! i love playing blues, rock, folk, jazz. or just jamming until i can play anymore. I have been looking for other people to jam with. so If you are in PA let me know. i have been within to make a break , but at the same time fear holds me back. I have a version of Friend of a devil i do with i love playing. I can't sing for shit some people say i can others tell me to zip it. I prefer the honest ones.I have been wanting to jam with Micky , Bob, or Phil. I met Robert Hunter when he was here in Philly , my friend dan has none him for years. So people if you want to hear me play let me know or if you want to Jam. bl74dmb@gmail.com
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Hey now! gr8FLdüde & frenz was formed in 2007 and has been performing throughout North Georgia on a regular basis ever since. Consisting of many veterans of the Atlanta jam-band scene, the band has become well-known for performing both on festival stages and "an evening with..." consisting of two long sets per show from a repertoire of well over 100 original compositions and cover songs (mainly comprised of Dead and Garcia tunes). gr8FLdüde & frenz is the only band to perform at every one of the annual Jerry Day ATL celebrations. Check out our FB page where you can check out some live performance videos from many gigs over the past 9+ years and stay in touch with what's happening on the DeadHead scene in Georgia as we are tightly connected with all of the Dead cover bands in the state. peace, Lewis Newmark, bandleader gr8FLdüde & frenz www.facebook.com/gr8fuldude
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Maybe I can shoot my distress signal here and someone will see it. I have lived in the foothills southeast of Sacramento, California for 27 years, and have not been able to start any kind of band, let alone one that plays originals, or any Left Coast music, like Quicksilver, New Riders, Airplane, not to mention the Dead. I am way beyond being totally exasperated over this issue. People here do Top 40, oldies and wine tasting stuff, and it's ALWAYS the same thing, over and over, and usually, not very good. (A lot of good people that I get along with, but no truly electric jams). Over the last 5 years I have played solo acoustic (with occasional electric tunes) at the Jackson Farmer's market 2 or 3 times a summer. A lot of Dead songs - Bob & Jerry and even a Brent song one time - along with Allman Brothers, Jackson Brown, Paul Simon, Neil Young, David Crosby, CSN, Steve Stills, Hot Tuna, NRPS, Steely Dan, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell (Yvette in English) etc. I played Bob's "Only A River" on September 11th this past September. Anyone else trotted that one out yet? Even though, since 1966, my tastes have gone all the way from AC/DC and The Allman Brothers to Yes and ZZ Top. And "All points in between" - Zep, Stones, you know. (80's band in Ohio - Judas Priest, Billy Idol - on bass) - you name it. Sing and play. Both at the same time. I bought new ceramic magnets for my guitar pickups, and learned a little about circuitry at the old Alembic store back in 1974. I talked with Tim Leary directly in Reno back in '92. I was working on a tugboat in San Francisco Bay the night of Bill Graham's helicopter crash. I worked on the pyro crew at the very last Oakland New Year's Eve show and met Mountain Girl that night. I saw Bob's Q&A in Angel's Camp at the Further Festival. I went to Terrapin in San Rafael last July 4th & 5th of 2015 for the simulcast, and Phil's brother-in-law sat down and had a few cocktails with me, and I have been there several times since then. I went to Wavy Gravy's birthday bash this past May to see the present version of NRPS. I personally wished Wavy a happy birthday. Steve Stills threw a guitar pick directly to me last June in Berkeley. I was right in front of the stage at Wheatland last June, alongside two other guitar pickers, to boot. I just talked with Steve Earl and met Shawn Colvin a couple of weeks ago. And I'm going to see Bob's Campfire Blue Mountain show in Oakland just a few hours from now. Not a kid, nor a poseur - totally legit, and fully professional and employed full-time. I am in DESPERATE NEED of a bass player and drummer who "get" a deep knowledge of the blues and bluegrass, have good skills and personalities, and can "swing like motherf----rs" in a jam. I've seen lots of this going on in Nevada City and Santa Cruz, but south of Sacramento it is not happening at all - it's a cultural wasteland. Musicians around here seem to think it's some kind of pathetic joke to do "hippie music", meaning, they are all about alcohol - period. Not the fastest gun in the west, but ask anyone - I "sound really good". Not religiously respectful of the official recorded version of the songs, but I sure do know how to play 'em, and quite well, too. Better than a lot of the guys I've heard. And I write music, lyrics and arrange well, too. Anyone within 100 miles of here? Would it kill you to try? Guild SC-100 with acorns and oak leaves carved in it, hence the term - - - Acorn Axe Namaste'
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I'm not in a band, but I am a songwriter. I write commercial pop and country music, which I realize is not what you'd expect from a Deadhead. My commercial songs are professionally recorded with studio musicians and singers. You can head some of my work at http://www.rowtown.net I also write some singer/songwriter material for myself, which I don't have professional recordings of. I recently tried my hand at self-producing one of them, which can be heard at the above link. That one is called "When It Came to You".
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Hi.I am Andy in Switzerland and i have a project called the Cosmic pimp band. I am always looking for vocalists/keyboards/drums to collaborate with. So far i have released 4 albums working with people i have never met, in fact none of the musicians have ever met which makes for much weirdness. check out my stuff here https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cosmic-pimp-band/id636934865 If anyone is interested in joining in the fun then blast me an email at cosmicpimpband@gmail.com Thank you and keep on truckin`
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Kodiak Island Alaska hereMy original instrumental music is on bandcamp http://whaletong.bandcamp.com 11 song GD cover playlist on YouTube Multi track recordings, I am playing all instrumenta https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoj-6WXdwn8_HKvit9fQbcXoROADus4x I recorded Dark Star a whole lotta times > https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dark+star+++whale+tong Frankie Barton 3/28/2017