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    marye
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    boputnam suggested this topic, and I'm sure he'll be along soon to say more!

    Here's the basic scoop:

    Workingman's Ed Bay Area, authentic, rehearsed and honest. Truly great musicians.

    Stu Allen - lead guitar, from JGB Band Pat Nevins - rhythm guitar, from Grapefruit Ed (predecessor and symbiotic with WE) Jeff Faust - bass James Miller - keys Paul Scannell -drums

    Anyone seeking a Grateful Dead "fix" will be really glad they found these guys.

    www.workingmansed.com

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  • February 22, 2009 - 11:49am
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    STU IS AMAZING!!!
    I saw Jerry's aura above him while he was playing lead for "The Schwag" he singing the last verses of "Standing on the Moon"...brought a tear to my eye...great guitar tones, excellent vocals...He (or John from DSO) should be playing for The Dead instead of Warren (in my humble opinion) "In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head. Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."
  • October 14, 2008 - 9:45am
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    These guys are great
    I was in CA visiting family and caught Jerry Day 20008. Great band, great show and great vibe!!
  • November 7, 2007 - 5:05am
    Wandering Soul
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    I just have to say this
    I went to see Stu playing with Melvin (JGB) last summer and I was transcended to another place, another time. It had been raining, on and off, all day long and there werent but a few of us that just didn't really care we were there to dance and sing and remember what we once knew and we would not be denied. They played a show for us no different than if we were thousands dancing in the rain at Alpine in 89 and just when the rain hit the hardest they broke into 'Mission in the Rain' and with tears in my eyes I found myself wishing that you all were there! If you get the chance to check them out or Workingmans Ed. . . . DON'T MISS IT! Stu you rock!!!!!
  • September 25, 2007 - 11:29pm
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    Calico Kaliope come tell me the news! BTW, did I mention www.Freepeoples.com ? Johnny Downer on Lead guitar.
  • September 25, 2007 - 11:21pm
    patdog
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    Calico Kaliope come tell me
    Calico Kaliope come tell me the news! The new album is out!! Check out the Stanely Mouse cover!! God Bless 'Merica!!!!! Thank you Dead.net people! Rock out with your c%*k out!!
  • September 25, 2007 - 11:12pm
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    Calico Kaliope come tell me
    Calico Kaliope come tell me the news!
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    Calico Kaliope come tell me the news!
  • September 23, 2007 - 11:08am
    marye
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    Workingman's Ed playing Brent memorial
    Following up on jaylif's earlier message, just got the official notice of the event. This is in Lafayette, California, where Brent was living at the time of his very untimely death: Benefit Concert On Friday, October 19, a special benefit concert will be held at Town Hall Theatre in remembrance of the late Brent Mydland, former Lafayette resident and keyboardist for the Grateful Dead. The music of the Grateful Dead, as well as select songs written and performed by Brent, will be highlighted in a performance by Workingman's Ed, featuring Stu Allend and Pat Nevins. For the evening, the Town Hall lobby will be transformed into a Grateful Dead wonderland, with lights and tie-dyed drapings. A video montage/tribute will play before the concert. Guests will have a chance to bid on a silent auction, featuring Grateful Dead "schwag." The evening will include the unveiling of a portrait of Brent Mydland that will hang permanently in the theater lobby. As you know, the Town Hall Theatre is a small, intimate setting, with only 188 seats. It is expected that this concert will sell out in record time. Whether you are a Deadhead or a friend of Town Hall Theatre just looking for a special night of music, we invite you to join us. Tickets (at $45 per, with proceeds to benefit Town Hall Theatre) can be purchased through the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Call Jay Lifson at 925-284-7404 for more information. Or email Jay at jay@lafayettechamber.org.
  • August 21, 2007 - 2:18pm
    Crazy Peg
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    some one on u-tube rocks!
    now let's imagine, I was futher back than the camera Jerry Day 2007 Estimated Prophet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbR1t8xOGhc&mode=related&search= Jerry Day 2007 He's Gone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjghAT4cieQ&mode=related&search= drums (out there with space) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK2yOKdC0Lk thank you: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=WEKeys&p=r
  • August 13, 2007 - 12:42pm
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    A sincere thank you for the music you provide
    No criticism here....I really enjoy Workingman's Ed and look forward to seeing them again... Believe it if you need it ,or leave it if you dare...but it's just a Box of Rain or a ribbon for your hair...such a long,long time to be gone ...and a short time to be there!!!
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boputnam suggested this topic, and I'm sure he'll be along soon to say more!

Here's the basic scoop:

Workingman's Ed Bay Area, authentic, rehearsed and honest. Truly great musicians.

Stu Allen - lead guitar, from JGB Band Pat Nevins - rhythm guitar, from Grapefruit Ed (predecessor and symbiotic with WE) Jeff Faust - bass James Miller - keys Paul Scannell -drums

Anyone seeking a Grateful Dead "fix" will be really glad they found these guys.

www.workingmansed.com

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Any one in the Bay Area this weekend has a great chance to see the band this Sunday, 5 August at the annual Jerry Day celebration in Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre of McLaren Park.

www.jerryday.org will guide you

Workingman's Ed does a phenomenal job of honoring the Grateful Dead, reaching into their vast song list to recapture musical experiences of the past. Stu Allen, in particular, provides a stunningly authentic lead guitar, very successfully emulating Jerry's phrasing, tone and imagination, and singing his lead part with surprising voicing. Pat Nevins adds the crtical rythym guitar, done as-it-should-be, and takes Bobby's vocal leads. Supported by a terrifically talented ensemble, this band will really grab you. Drummer Paul Scannell is also a founding member of Grapefruit Ed.

There's plenty more to say, but I'll leave space for others to add their comments...

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Workingman's Ed Stu Allen - lead guitar, from JGB Band Pat Nevins - rythym guitar, from Grapefruit Ed (predecessor and symbiotic with WE) Jeff Faust - bass James Miller - keys Paul Scannell -drums
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Ive never seen them, but im sure their the shizznit cause they got STU on guitar!!!!
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noted a nice Estimated Prophet on Jerry Day... then a He's Gone complete with bubbles floating in the foreground and trees swaying in the background! also remember them busting out a harmonica for a nice treat. I enjoyed the tunes plenty, Many Thanks ~N~ Cheers to Future Shows!!!
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The guy tries way too hard to put a mock Jerry inflection in his voice. Very uncomfortable and ameteur.
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No criticism here....I really enjoy Workingman's Ed and look forward to seeing them again... Believe it if you need it ,or leave it if you dare...but it's just a Box of Rain or a ribbon for your hair...such a long,long time to be gone ...and a short time to be there!!!
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now let's imagine, I was futher back than the camera Jerry Day 2007 Estimated Prophet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbR1t8xOGhc&mode=related&search= Jerry Day 2007 He's Gone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjghAT4cieQ&mode=related&search= drums (out there with space) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK2yOKdC0Lk thank you: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=WEKeys&p=r
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Following up on jaylif's earlier message, just got the official notice of the event. This is in Lafayette, California, where Brent was living at the time of his very untimely death: Benefit Concert On Friday, October 19, a special benefit concert will be held at Town Hall Theatre in remembrance of the late Brent Mydland, former Lafayette resident and keyboardist for the Grateful Dead. The music of the Grateful Dead, as well as select songs written and performed by Brent, will be highlighted in a performance by Workingman's Ed, featuring Stu Allend and Pat Nevins. For the evening, the Town Hall lobby will be transformed into a Grateful Dead wonderland, with lights and tie-dyed drapings. A video montage/tribute will play before the concert. Guests will have a chance to bid on a silent auction, featuring Grateful Dead "schwag." The evening will include the unveiling of a portrait of Brent Mydland that will hang permanently in the theater lobby. As you know, the Town Hall Theatre is a small, intimate setting, with only 188 seats. It is expected that this concert will sell out in record time. Whether you are a Deadhead or a friend of Town Hall Theatre just looking for a special night of music, we invite you to join us. Tickets (at $45 per, with proceeds to benefit Town Hall Theatre) can be purchased through the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Call Jay Lifson at 925-284-7404 for more information. Or email Jay at jay@lafayettechamber.org.
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Calico Kaliope come tell me the news! The new album is out!! Check out the Stanely Mouse cover!! God Bless 'Merica!!!!! Thank you Dead.net people! Rock out with your c%*k out!!
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I went to see Stu playing with Melvin (JGB) last summer and I was transcended to another place, another time. It had been raining, on and off, all day long and there werent but a few of us that just didn't really care we were there to dance and sing and remember what we once knew and we would not be denied. They played a show for us no different than if we were thousands dancing in the rain at Alpine in 89 and just when the rain hit the hardest they broke into 'Mission in the Rain' and with tears in my eyes I found myself wishing that you all were there! If you get the chance to check them out or Workingmans Ed. . . . DON'T MISS IT! Stu you rock!!!!!
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I was in CA visiting family and caught Jerry Day 20008. Great band, great show and great vibe!!
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I saw Jerry's aura above him while he was playing lead for "The Schwag" he singing the last verses of "Standing on the Moon"...brought a tear to my eye...great guitar tones, excellent vocals...He (or John from DSO) should be playing for The Dead instead of Warren (in my humble opinion) "In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head. Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."