• 641 replies
    marye
    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Whatever the current version of Furthur is up to, discuss it here!

Comments

sort by
Recent
Reset
  • November 15, 2020 - 10:41pm
    jonathan78666
    Joined:
    November 15, 2020
    americanexpress.com/confirmcard

    To activate your American express card visit americanexpress.com/confirm card and follow the activation process. You can also make a call on our number to confirm your card.

    https://amexcards786.wordpress.com
    https://amexcard786.wordpress.com
    https://amexcardconfirm.wordpress.com
    https://amexconfirmcard.wordpress.com
    https://americancards786.wordpress.com

  • August 18, 2020 - 7:28pm
    jmanrow
    Joined:
    January 14, 2015
    Shows attended

    I went to most Furthur shows held in Portland and Eugene.

  • January 25, 2020 - 3:17pm
    Mr_Pat
    Joined:
    July 20, 2007
    Grateful Dead - Woodstock 1969 (Soundboard)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqoU_WxxmwQ

  • November 17, 2013 - 11:47am
    Anna rRxia
    Joined:
    December 25, 2009
    Playa Del Carmen
    Furthur's upcoming "last stand" at an all-inclusive resort is pretty pricey. But for what I'm looking at during this week's pro golf match there, it IS a beautiful place! Have fun y'all!
  • November 17, 2013 - 11:37am
    Anna rRxia
    Joined:
    December 25, 2009
    Furthurs Hiatus and Remaining Dates
    Furthur has announced it's 2014 hiatus and Phil has just stated that he is "Off the bus" after 48 years of touring. It seems while there is a chance of more Furthur shows in 2015 and beyond the great wheel of time (Kalachakra in Tibetan tantrism) is spinning. What really needs to be stated is a big Thank You! to Bob & Phil, Jeff & JK and the rest of the crew for the incredible # of shows they did in almost 5 years! On the Internet Archive there are 1050 shows listed (some of those are multiple recordings for the same date). 4,743,365 shows have been downloaded from Archive. I believe all should acknowledge that this is a pretty formidable and prodigious amount of music for the remaining members of the band in their sixties and seventies. Really a remarkable body of work for folks who deserved to be in retirement. You might not have liked them for whatever reason. God knows I had some issues with who is singing whose song. But in the end you just have to step back and applaud and be grateful. The following dates are scheduled in 2014: 4 shows in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico in mid-January. 1975 all over again? I don't think so, but who knows? Thank you Furthur, for a real good time!
  • October 24, 2013 - 3:23pm
    marye
    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    very well said.
    Thanks, you guys...
  • July 21, 2013 - 8:21pm
    sherbear
    Default Avatar
    Joined:
    June 13, 2007
    --------------------(-----@
    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! "...more than words can tell..."
  • July 13, 2013 - 11:47am
    sherbear
    Default Avatar
    Joined:
    June 13, 2007
    --------------------(-----@
    Great set of set-lists! I just heard that last night achieved some kinda cosmic lift off. Sweet words indeed! Rock ON Furthur! Love to you-all, xo! -------------(-----@
  • July 13, 2013 - 12:43am
    Anna rRxia
    Joined:
    December 25, 2009
    have a good show at Meadowbrook!
    Had to sell my ticket to go to the other side of the planet.
  • July 11, 2013 - 10:30am
    sherbear
    Default Avatar
    Joined:
    June 13, 2007
    --------------------(-----@
    Oh and,yeah... Check for detours, most are only a few miles others more lengthy. No worries a detour can and will get you there. Get a fill up for gas about 30 miles outside Cooperstown as it will be difficult to gas in the town of Cooperstown; you will be glad you did, xo (love you, all) Cooperstown is not a city and a small town, to be sure. Get a parking spot where ever you can and wear walking shoes. Stop in Schildman's Bakery for a baked-perfect treat, if you can. Go early and tour... The Baseball Hall of Fame, it's awesome and air-conditioned- No place like it in the World! Enjoy a beer at the pub and wet yer whistle; the beers always cold. Everything is beautiful in Cooperstown. The pier has a big lawn for hanging out. Stagecoach Coffee House is one of my most favorite places to go when I am there. When my John would receive medical treatment at Bassett Hospital we would go there and it is the best. Old fashioned and serene, this place takes the world away. Pastries and sandwiches delicious, get one for after the show. Cooperstown is one of my Favorite places, to be sure. I love you, all, xo!
user picture

Member for

14 years 6 months
Forums
Whatever the current version of Furthur is up to, discuss it here!
user picture

Member for

14 years 6 months
Permalink

GDTStoo will do better?
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

Anybody know why JK is soliciting private information? I go the following information this morning: "You are receiving this message because John Kadlecik added you as a contact. I recently started using ReverbNation's FanReach system as my email provider. They hate unsolicited email and I do too, so we're sending out this courtesy re-confirmation email. You don't need to do anything to remain on the list. Thanks! -John Kadlecik" Your options: Confirm my email so that I will be eligible for any exclusives from John Kadlecik Do nothing and remain on the John Kadlecik mailing list. Unsubscribe from this list Report Spam or Abuse" Hit the link and all these field pop up...... Confirm Your Email Address - OR - Required Info *Birthdate: (example: 01/24/1989) Optional Info By filling in the form, John Kadlecik will be better able to email you with more relevant info (like shows in your area). This information will only be available to John Kadlecik for their use (for more info see Privacy Policy). First Name: Last Name: Zip/Post Code: Country: no zip code? Gender: Male Female I am interested in becoming a Street Team Member. Street Teams are made up of fan volunteers that assist bands with promotion (pestering, handing out flyers, etc.). Clicking this box will allow John Kadlecik to email you about Street Team opportunities, but does not commit you to anything." For the record, I like JK as the lead in Furthur but I'm not about to give him personal information about myself. I know, I know, it's all probably legit to building his fan base but I'm not giving him my personal information because of phishing risks. I notice Bob, Phil and the rest of the band don't feel the need for this....
user picture

Member for

14 years 6 months
Permalink

all you absolutely have to do, as I read this, is nothing. You can confirm your email address, which makes sense for purposes of staying on an email list. Giving personal information is an OR, not an AND. So while I'm certainly no fan of data mining either I'm not quite seeing the sinister subtext here. It seems quite avoidable. Unlike all too many of those well-meaning online petitions, for example.
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

Gotta say that the DOB request stopped me cold as well, and I did as Mary said, nothing.But on a more positive note, we got GREAT tix from the pre-sale for Mansfield, and we're as happy as can be about that!
user picture

Member for

11 years
Permalink

Will go to my 1st Further show in Juneas of 1 pm today (Friday) reserved seats are available Section 200 Row C or D for either night was the closest and nothing in the middle three sections... I opted for lawn as I always have had a good time up on the lawn there. my first Further, also my 1st post-Jerry show! I purchased tickets at the amphitheater - but sure it make no real difference...
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

I think you will love them. We've been to 8 shows so far, and we've had a great time at all of them!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

14 years 5 months
Permalink

Gotta say the boys & girl (SSGB) are sounding great lately. Went to see them in Pittsburgh a couple weeks ago, and was blown away.. They're reaching way back into their catalog....Caution, Alligator, etc. You will leave a happy camper, especially on their home turf.....hey..that gives me an idea...gotta go check airfare to SFO...peace, SW
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

Isn't everyone excited about all the tunes they've added to their repertoire this year? I have to admit that by our November show last year ,we were hearing all songs we've heard them (Furthur) do before. And don't get me wrong, I will gladly listen to Bertha/Scarlet/Fire/Chinacat/Rider as many times as you will play them for me. But I was so excited to hear so many songs that I had never heard live before on this year's tour, such as St Stephen/Crazy Fingers/ Morning Dew/Help/Slip/Franklin. To think that I can now realistically hope for an Iko and a Mexicali this summer, well this is the stuff that dreams are made of:)
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

11 years 8 months
Permalink

on Fire!!!!! They get better every time I see them (13 time so far). Phil and Bobby have surrounded themselves with excellent musicians and they all seem to be having the time of their life!!
user picture

Member for

14 years 5 months
Permalink

I've only seen them 3 times so far, 2/12/10, 7/11/10 and 4/1/11, but each time they are getting better and better, both musically and with the "surprise" factor!
user picture

Member for

14 years 6 months
Permalink

everybody ready for the next installment?
user picture

Member for

14 years 6 months
Permalink

the weather is weird. We have had a good downpour yesterday and today, although neither one lasted long. This is not normal for this time of year at all.
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

Great setlist last night! Who was there? Some of us east coasters are eager to live vicariously through your experiences!We're looking forward to Mansfield in July, and a Bob Weir solo show in Portland ME in August. Oh, and I'm going to my first Phish show on 6/7 - should be fun :)
user picture

Member for

11 years
Permalink

One of the best shows I have ever seen! what rain? the band was smoking all night long
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

10 years 10 months
Permalink

Furthur will be doing a tour of the west starting with 3 nights in Eugene, OR. Sept. 23,24,&25, and ending at the Monterrey Co. Fairgrounds Oct. 7 & 8. Hmm...
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

For me, stuck as i am in London as present, though soon Yokohama bound (nope, they probably won't play there either), it's only footage of Furthur online that allows me to witness their music in a live context. Some good ones too; see here - http://www.vimeo.com/user4180524Difficult to really gauge music when not feeling the air being pushed; that beautiful loop of participatory energy between audience and artist; that tactile quality of sound as it travels in waves through the ether. Completely different medium to the computer screen, high-end speakers or not. But until my wife and i's visit to that mad Head in Oakland, it will have to suffice. The result? Jury's out...... Some moments do shine brightly, no doubt; the sheer enjoyment of their faces can carry you through; some exquisite jams certainly and it's still early days (hopefully). Their commitment to improvisation unquestionable. And yet, so far, that feeling of slight indifference; an unconnectedness that draws me (kicking and screaming) out of the "zone", seems to permeate every experience thus far. And i wonder, just why is that? What breaks the spell at that moment when you are about to enter deep space? What slowly envelopes the Soul, like an encroaching blanket of feather-like fog? What is that voice that gently breaks you out of a cushion of bliss, to bring you back to the material world with a lingering feeling of disappointment and mild disillusionment? I read a review this morning on Jambase of Furthur's June 3rd show at Shoreline; there was a quote of Phil, upon acknowledgment of the audience, saying "without whom, the music couldn't get this weird". True, i wasn't at the show; i haven't seen any video, or heard any audio. But i wonder just how "weird" was it? So far, none of the music or footage i've experienced has paid a visit to those shores. Some inspired moments certainly, but really? Weird? Reading the February/March 2006 issue of Relix, Bob Weir, annoyed at the reception a "jazz diversion" in a Ratdog show was received by the audience, the "Deadheads who went limp", said "I hate those guys, they only like it when it's an old Dead song". Now truly stretching out into a more experimental, more "out" territory may well not be Furthur's basic modus operandi. Fair enough, absolutely. Personally, i only want the musicians, ANY artist to fulfill THEIR creative urges, EVERY SINGLE TIME. I don't want to be pandered too; I want them to take THEIR music in any direction that their muse requires, no, DEMANDS. As long as it's from the heart, then complete respect is deserved every time. And i give it to them always. But, for me? I'm left a little wanting. This could well change in the future, of course. I've always found different locations, different hours of the day or night, different settings and different emotional states can produce vastly different results. And trust me, i'm in it for the long haul, i assure you. Now this next bit might be more appropriate in a different post; kinda new here (not to the Dead or this site), but recently felt the urge to dip one's toe in this black muddy river. Could my nagging emotional response to Furthur be down to the drums and guitar? Honestly? I think it is. From the bottom of my heart; not an ounce, a drip, a molecule, an amoeba (nothing against amoebas), a speck or a fleck of disrespect against Joe Russo or John Kadlecik, but this is where the contribution to "beigeness" lies. I just don't get an emotional payoff with these two. Could happen of course, as i said, but so far? Sad to say, no. And i don't even know why this is so. But once that suspicion creeps in, maybe analysis is pointless and a fool's errand. It presented itself and i have to acknowledge it. Drums: In other contexts, Joe has impressed. But i just don't know. Something is missing. It's all there and yet it isn't; the limbs moving but the journey tethered to the point of departure. My own wish to see.... Glenn Kotche? (Tony Williams? bless his SOUL). Hamid Drake? Chris Corsano? Jean-Paul Gaster? (in that pocket but jam to spare....) Claude Coleman Jr.? Tatsuya Yoshida? Gerry Hemmingway? Guillermo E. Brown? prime time Jack DeJohnette? Junzo Tateiwa? Steve Gorman? Gerald Cleaver? Guitar?....whoa......... I have to say i'm with Bill Kreutzmann on this regarding Furthur's approach and veiled reference to John. Although, his comments, that still show up in a google search of Jambands as headers, was wildly and shamefully taken out of context/exaggerated; he has said on many an occasion the respect he has for Furthur. I have read it. Lets hope others take the time to do the same. True, true, he might grow (and i truly hope so) into demonstrating a more personal form of expression, taking greater artistic control (and license) with the Dead material. Who knows what's in store? But can years and years of recreating Jerry's playing really be broken? Can his own inner voice really shine through? Does he have one? Will it be allowed to flower even if he does? What is the greater need for the Furthur followers (and the members themselves)? More of the same with occasional tangents, or real musical liberation within the framework of the Dead's gorgeous material? I know that he must feel an amazing amount of weight on his shoulders; i did think twice before contributing to any additional burden but it's only an opinion. Keep doing what you do John, whatever the outcome (let your life proceed by it's own design). As for an alternative? Well damn, i'll admit that i'm at a loss, still. The balance of down-home grit; earthy resonance and deep emotion to the very core, balanced with abstraction, dark space to the very edge of all that we hold secure; the frightening realm that berates as it inspires; that shatters all our notions of comfort, yet propels us into beauty and blissful uncertainty, strangely ripe with reassurance. The home at the edge of the world; the sunset after the end of the world. A six string equivalent of late period Coltrane. Full of soul, inquisitiveness, spirit and warmth. Brown earth and space dust on the tongue; a honey throat coat in a shimmering void. Maple and Ash. No negativity intended; no mean-spiritedness drifting from my heart. Just a gentle outpouring. Something for my fellow travelers to contemplate, i hope. What say you? A pleasure to swim in this beautiful sea we call DEAD. Responses and private messages/contact welcome. Everyone welcome. All the time. Keep safe everybody.
user picture

Member for

12 years 10 months
Permalink

But the Mnt View cops have destroyed the once fabled and hallowed Shoreline parking lot. Their presence was obnoxious - driving around, walking around, under cover, circling the perimerters with binoculars, completely shutting down vending, sniffing cups for alcohol - SHEESH!! I have never seen anything like it ANYWHERE. What a shame. What the hell happened?? Thank god for an upcoming Red Rocks run where we won't get hassled by the man. Rant over. "It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

I enjoyed reading your heartfelt comments. I tend to agree with you in most aspects except BK's unfortunate comment and JK's playing. In the first three shows in Oakland JK did some jamming that blew my mind. Then it was like a few gigs and a lot of rehearsal to put a collar on him. In other words, Phil & Bob want the spotlight and they're not giving much to JK as much as a lot of us would love it. Respect for Jerry? Nahh, that would not be the way Jerry would want to be honored. Chimeti, Russo & Lane are a bit more than adequate and the back-up singers add a spritz but nobody ever said this was the Grateful Dead. The Dead 09 had the Rhythm Devils and a stellar lead guitar and they sucked big time while we paid double. Maybe the drummers are just tired of playing Dead music. Lastly, if you never had the chance to see a Grateful Dead show, here you can have a taste of what it used to be like. Maybe that hit wouldn't be big enough for you. Certainly not for me. But as I get older and I can see the music and whats left of the original characters slowly fade away -- sort of like NFA to end a show then the band and the crowd letting that fade bleed out, I appreciate something more about the evolution of musicians and how times have changed. Take what is for what it is and go with it or don't go. ~Believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare ~
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

Glad you enjoyed your shows; too bad about the parking lot scene. I recently checked out the website for Red Rocks and WOW! That looks like about as nice a venue as I could imagine!I went to my first Phish show earlier this week. It was fun and they played my two favorite Phish tunes (Bug & Antelope). But I'll definitely never have the passion for Phish that I have for the Grateful Dead family of bands. Still had a good time though. It was interesting timing after reading Blair's blog post and all the comments about other jam bands. I guess I see the Phish vs. Dead thing as a false dichotomy - two totally different animals and no reason not to enjoy both if one is so inclined.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

I agree about Jerry and the respect issue; you can almost hear that throaty, bubbling laugh of his and see the raising of an eyebrow.As for The Dead '09, well i thought some of it was interesting; being a lover of drums and percussion, there would be no danger of myself taking a toilet break during that section! The "sounds of the universe" injections were most welcome. Wished they could've prolonged/interacted with those sounds a bit deeper (hard to tell from the speakers, but another "visionary" human at the sound desk would've been good; pan those sonic booms across the stereo spectrum in a righteous radical fashion.....damn, why does every Head always think that they could do better??!!!!). Not sure what you meant by "maybe the drummers are tired of playing Dead music" though; both are still playing the music. I thought Tim Bluhm was a great addition to the Rhythm Devils, Andy Hess too (i'll gracefully skip over Davy Knowles' american-accented vocalisations...!). And Bill still seems to be the only one adding a fresher slant to the Dead repertoire, in 7 Walkers. Witness the recent shows with the mighty Kirk Joseph parading that sousaphone; inspired. The performance of "Death Don't Have No Mercy" in the Relix basement, while not mind expanding, had WAY more feel and swampy soul than anything Furthur are going to muster. As for "a taste of what it used to be like"? With all due respect, i'm going to pass on that. I don't want a taste of something that has already evaporated into the ether. The Grateful Dead finished in 1995. Any similar ambience is, at best, illusionary. I too appreciate the evolution of the musicians, any musicians, but especially those shining "core four"; the times have certainly changed. I'm just hoping that some of those involved may recognise it a little more and truly blow our minds. (I don't buy the "mellowing with age" application; i don't think anyone's asking for coruscating noise and avant garde auditory strafing, but resting on that comfy cushion of predictability sure does leave one witha feeling of gentle lethargy). I know, i know... too much of this criticism helped drive a stake through the heart of the Dead's later years; all that expectation makes for a heavy weight on a human being who just wants to play their instrument. But i shudder to think that any "recreations" and "playing it safe" is a conscious decision on Furthur's part; the cold, kiss of death i feel. I'll take it for what it is. I'll continue to go with it. How long is another matter. I get the feeling Furthur might not go with it for much longer either. But as long as they're still playing music i'll be there. Every step of the way. Just to see what happens. I do believe it. I certainly need it. I'll leave it if necessary. And i DARE them to get WEIRDER!!!!!!! Thanks so much for replying to my initial post. It's really appreciated. Kynd indeed.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

Think you missed some of my point. Which is that you can't help getting old. Getting old makes you slow down. It's not a conscious thing. These guys are late 60s, over 70. Unless they're mainlining human growth hormone they are going to slow down. These days I feel Furthur shows are like (pardon my drug metaphor) a heroin nod with an occasional ride on Casey Jones train. I'm perfectly happy to go but I think you'll find me dreaming dead dreams and surprisingly few of us who saw Jerry play getting up and dance unless we really feel like it and/or it's out favorite song or suite of music. This is my view. To each his own. I'm just a crusty ole' Deadhead. You want to hear tails of days gone past keep passin' the kind. I get the feeling you're a COD yuhself jonapi, just speaking about those wide-eyed Furthurtheads looking at me with those wide-eyes, hoping against all odds to climb out of a time machine. ~ Just one thing for me ~
user picture

Member for

12 years 10 months
Permalink

I didn't know listening to Furthur could be so complicated... "It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

Ha, ha! Don't we humans just love complicating matters?!!But seriously though, folks, i hope my comments don't come across as too critical or mean-spirited or a "downer". Real hard to see what they read like in another person's mind. I am writing it with nothing but a big smile, a twinkle in the eye and a rippling excitement in the fingers. I'm certainly not "bashing" Furthur, by any means. Far from it. I have enjoyed listening to some of their shows. There is some wonderful playing and it is has been my great pleasure to lose myself in their flickering jams; like bobbing in warm water, the brain gently rocked in it's cradle. I definitely don't sit there "anal(anal?)ysing" the music furiously. No way. Not what music means to me. Let it wash over you and warm your heart. I truly believe if one let's that beautiful human ability of intuition, of spontaneity, of open improvisation to manifest itself, to flower and bloom in the most natural way (what makes life so INCREDIBLE! we truly live in a universe of sheer WONDER) that we cannot "control" what the music means to us. When it's happening, when it's "on", and the joy and warmth in your heart begins to rise, then complete surrender is the only logical state to exist in. I'm sure Furthur will do that for me at some point. Just cannot explain why my mind can start to wander, to drift off and not fully "connect". It's by not thinking at all; by being so completely open that i've seemed to arrive at these feelings, so i have to honour that emotion. Would be disrespectful of me not to. And i certainly don't mind the "slowing down", ha ha!! I heartily encourage it!! As i get older too, (nearly 39 and counting), a more languid pace is the more appealing. I really enjoyed the Scaring The Children sets at Jam Cruise, and Ratdog's laid back approach to the Dead cannon. I love hearing songs completely reduced to a crawl. I think it can open up a whole world of possibilities in their meaning. I find that by "versioning" songs in my own head, hearing what they would sound like if the framework was almost on the very verge of collapse, makes you hear the words in an astonishing way; they can sound positively incantatory. (Helps of course when the words are the quality of Hunter's/Weir's/Barlow's - Lesh's too!). A little example...... A slight fork in the road here folks, just a little tangent, so forgive me - I was listening to the Grateful Dead, i do believe it was 9/16/90 - Madison Square Garden (but could've been 12/29/77 - Winterland) while doing overtime at work, the year of 2004, July 24 ; my father was terminally ill with cancer; visited him at home in his bed that morning. Told him a joke and made him laugh, my lasting memory (for the record? "What do the donkeys on Blackpool beach get for lunch? Half an hour..." Guess you had to be there....!). Mid-morning and suddenly, THAT phone call comes; "Has he?..." "Yes..."; dying, thankfully, in my mother's arms. While locking up and making my way straight to the family home, i realise that the time at which he died, coincided with Bob singing "Looks Like Rain". It certainly does... That was when the song began drifting through my mind, entering my consciousness with the most natural of ease, like it was just meant to be there (just absolutely PERFECT), on my way to catch the train, in the slowest version ever (not) heard. That ending vocal refrain, in that wonderful song, almost spoken so slow instead of sung, the melody almost buckling under the funereal pace, became revelatory. Try it with other songs, in your own head. They shine in a completely different way. (Thurston Moore does a great slow take on The Beach Boy's "Here Today", that is well worth listening to). I don't know. Maybe putting these thoughts to paper (screen), only makes you travel in more and more circles. Is it really necessary? Is any "criticism" or point view worth a ... Can sometimes have the ability to generate chinese whispers, and the original emotion can twist and turn and you end up going off at a tangent. Er, what was i saying again?! Case in point? Please see above... Knowing me, i will probably fall head over heels after one glorious "meeting" with Furthur and then not even recognise the person who wrote what he wrote! (will probably happen tonight too, just to reinforce a position of "the butt of some great Cosmic joke"!!). I guess the Dead in it's many hydra-headed forms and configurations compel this kind of "deep thinking" (or waffling)!! How many other bands can stir such emotion? Thanks everyone, especially lamagonzo, for the replies. Feels good.
user picture

Member for

10 years 4 months
Permalink

i am glad this band still tours. sure it's not the same as being in Hebron OH with Jerry singing "...by the waterside I will rest my bones ...." but if I was expecting that from a band without Jerry Garcia, to me, it would be akin to asking why doesn't my square fit into your circle? Like, how could it? anyway, I also remember Arlo with Furthur years back.....hearing Alice's Restaurant was un-real. bobby doing hound dog, black crows. i will say that those early furthur fest's were incredible, all day, rock your socks off events. gates opened at like 2pm, and it was ON....until you simply fell out from sheer delightful exhaustion! it would be cool to see something that size again go about the country. i might be inclined to do that tour. at 38, Id better do it before I get too old, eh ;) see you all in Eugene! "...fields of fragile thunder..."
user picture

Member for

10 years 4 months
Permalink

please play Smokestack Lightening bobby used to do that really bluesy growl when he sang it thank you
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

10 years 7 months
Permalink

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers (J.V. Collier, John “JT” Thomas, Bobby Read, Doug Derryberry, & Sonny Emory) take the stage at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club (located at 89 South Street, New York, NY 10038) to deliver a show inspired by all genres, pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical music. Hornsby is a songwriter at heart who is committed to portraying his songs in new ways that allow them to evolve and expand. Joining them will be the Marco Benevento Trio, who is best known for his articulation on the piano. Marco continues to define himself as one of the most prolific new voices of his era, blurring genres from song to song, and more often from measure to measure, with his own take on simple pop pleasures, dance party rave-ups and art jazz experimentation. In their outdoor venue with a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge, Beekman Beer Garden wows guests with two bars, a lounge area, a stage for live music, and table games such as Foosball, Ping-Pong and billiards. It has been called an “adult sandbox” by The Gotham Palate and was given thumbs up on their food options, which range from Burgers to Seafood to German Sausages to a variety of sides and snacks (full menu can be viewed here http://tinyurl.com/63a28hj). Wednesday, August 31, 2011 18+ $39adv $45dos Doors 5pm/Show 7pm http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103537363076176
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

10 years 4 months
Permalink

i only saw the dead once in inglewood 2009... but never the grateful dead. i will, though see further! can't wait!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

I.Aiko-Aiko>Passenger; Doin; That Rag; Loose Lucy; Althea; Mission In The Rain>Two Jinn>Might As Well II Folishe Heart>Too Hard To Handle>New Potatoe Caboose>Estimated; Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain>King Solomon's Marbles: Dear Prudence> NFA E Liberty Despite the 96 heat, the 2/3 full venue was just enough for a great show and friendly vibes. Bobby Ace and the rest of boys were playin' their hearts out. JK was outstanding on Doin' That Rag. Major meltdown during New Potatoe, came back during Dear Prudence. This was a killer show. 4-5 stars. My first show at this venue since "The Rainbow Show" Furthur Festival in 98.
user picture

Member for

14 years 5 months
Permalink

For Thursday's Furthur show in Raleigh. Scaled down to a smaller outdoor shed, I feel as if I won a lottery or something because my tix upgraded from Row R to Row F (my fear was that the downsizing would = worse seats, don't have a clue why it should lead to better seats)...plus I got a few bucks back from Ticketmaster. I don't know the why, I'll just smile, smile, smile at the results.
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

We were at the Mansfield show too, and it was indeed a hot one, in more ways than one. We were so hoping for an Iko - and we missed it - lingered too long in the lot - this band is punctual!Thrilled to be there for Mission, and can't believe how many people are bitching about Bobby singing it. Wondering how many of these same people were complaining about "fake jerry" a year ago. And when Bobby is gone, we'll all be wailing. Go figure. Well anyway, we were thrilled with Mission. One of my favorite JGB songs. And Two Djinn is one of my newer favorites, and I'll always feel like they played that one for me personally :) And we got a Foolish Heart, and Althea, and Might as Well, and Scarlet/Fire - it's a true embarassment of riches, and anyone who didn't go home happy will never be happy IMHO. I was certainly a happy camper!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

Everything you said. I was floored when Bobby started Mission. You're right, if you wern't happy with this show you wouldn't be happy with anything Grinning ear-to-ear!!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

...about doing the whole Furthur West Coast swing and doing a day-to-day journal here of a Long, Strange Journey To The Heart Of The American Dream. If Hunter Thompson was right in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, the whole thing should culminate at the Hard Rock Cafe with midgets on the high wire above the boys in the band. Or maybe not. I'm thinking that Furthur could be heading for a wind-up this New Year's & I may not be able to do that. You all know how it is, the last show I went to was so hot I want more, yet I know that they can't keep up the same kind of intensity every night at their age. So, I need a rider or two to share expenses. I'll be leaving from Vermont to Eugene around the 15th of September. PM me if you're interested.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

Well, my wife might divorce me, but I'm pushing through all obstacles to do the West Coast swing. I used to live in Missoula. Loved the show there (on tape) in '74. I'll do a day-to-day journal here (as if anybody really cared!) on this one and put out the set list as soon as I can. My intuition tells me this is the last tour for Furthur. If not, I don't care. Riding from Missoula to Salt Lake City through Yellowstone is going to be one fun ride. Remember these guys started out in Calaveras and they are going to end up in Monterrey. I think they will probably do a New Years run. Next year is another year...
user picture

Member for

12 years 10 months
Permalink

What's a west coast tour w/out a stop at RR? The drive from Montana to Utah will be nice I agree but that is a long way to go back to back nights. That's why tours out here are brutal cuz you have to drive 800 - 1000 miles from one venue to the next, whereas in the NE with 800 miles you could catch 2 entire tours ... "I won't take your life won't even take a limb just unload my shotgun and take a little skin"
user picture

Member for

13 years 1 month
Permalink

Till Red Rox and Vegas!!! Hope to see some of you there....this band is smokin' ♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥
user picture

Member for

13 years 1 month
Permalink

Thu, Nov 3rd, Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH Fri, Nov 4th, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME Sat, Nov 5th, Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA Sun, Nov 6th, Mullins Center, Amherst, MA Tue, Nov 8th, John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA Thu, Nov 10th, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Fri, Nov 11th, Oncenter, Syracuse, NY Sat, Nov 12th, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ Sun, Nov 13th, HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY Tue, Nov 15th, Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PA Wed, Nov 16th, Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH Fri, Nov 18th, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL Sat, Nov 19th, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI Sun, Nov 20th, Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO Mon, Nov 21st, Old National Centre (Formerly Murat Centre), Indianapolis, IN Go to gdstoo for tix! ♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

4 nights i a row in different venues? Amazing! Go Furthur!
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

Very excited about the tour announcement! Trying to figure out if I have the stamina to do all 4 shows (which would include a fair bit of travel), not to mention the abilty to get tickets or the financing (although I do have a good bit of confidence in my budgeting abilities to pull this off). I suspect going to two of the four might be a more reasonable prospect for us. What about you?
user picture

Member for

13 years 1 month
Permalink

PM Critter....I should be heading to Red Rox and Vegas as well, but almost positive I'll be going to every Midwest show. Can't wait!!! ♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

I'm up for it. Tix are never a problem these days (for most shows), I'd actually like to see Manchester, Portland and Amherst. Which two or three did you want to see?
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

We were thinking about those same three (I initially thought Mohegan was in CT, but it's in PA, so we're skipping that one). Might just go for Manchester and Portland though. Portland is one of our favorite places and I always wondered why the band didn't play there, so we definitely want to catch that one. Three shows in a weekend might be a bit self-indulgent though, so we might skip Amherst.
user picture

Member for

14 years
Permalink

Self-indulgence isn't always a bad thing though, is it? Got tickets for the three shows :)
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

51 years 11 months
Permalink

...to hook up somehow at the show in Manchester, I don't think there will be much of a shakedown unless we catch a wicked good November day. Maybe in the center in the back of the floor before the show? Whatever works. Now it looks like I might not make all three, probably skipping Amherst to go to Portland. Amherst should be a good show though, lots of student energy!
user picture

Member for

14 years 2 months
Permalink

3 down