I just saw that the Grateful Dead albums are being marketed alongside the cover band, Dead & Co. God knows I wouldn’t be caught dead buying one of the latter releases. John Mayer. Great talent and professional Hollywood egotist....meh. But the point is: Dead & Co is not a real band. It’s a cover band. No new songs. So what does this mean?
Y’all can listen and have fun. Not me. I’m a loyal Grateful Dead head.
Ditto, I've never gone to a post-Jerry show. Well, I think I stumbled onto a Phil & Friends set when they were playing at Summer Stage in NYC, and sitting out on the grass and just listening was great (it was VERY surreal hearing that live sound from far off as I walked through the park - the pulse did quicken!) But never had any desire to seek those bands out. Although if it keeps the music alive for other folks I can appreciate that. Circles Around the Sun might be the closest I'll get. I dig that first album of theirs, haven't heard the 2nd.