I remember back in the late ’80s, when the big invasion came after “Touch of Grey,” Garcia used to talk about the Dead possibly being shut out of many venues because of bad fan behavior.
I was skeptical at first. Furthur seemed to come out of nowhere.
Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and their group Furthur continued the Dead tradition of a hometown New Year’s Eve concert. Recorded live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco this past New Year’s Eve and hosted by Gary Lambert, the band played three full sets – nearly four hours of amazing live music! SiriusXM will rebroadcast this incredible show on January 8 at 12 noon, January 9 at 9pm, January 11 at 12 Noon, January 13 at 3am and January 15 at 9pm (all times Eastern). Exclusively on the Grateful Dead Channel, Sirius channel 32 and XM channel 57.
The latest musical endeavor of Phil Lesh and Bob Weir is Furthur! On Tuesday, June 29 at 7pm ET, they play the smallest venue of their latest tour: Penns Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. The show is completely sold out so SIRIUS XM’s Grateful Dead Channel does what no one else can and brings it to you LIVE as it happens. Plus, “Tales from the Golden Road” co-host Gary Lambert will chair the pre and post show segments as well as take your phone calls during intermission to discuss the music with Dead Heads from aroundNorth America!
An interesting thing happened at the very first show by Furthur at the Fox Theatre in Oakland in the fall of 2009. The opening set had been going along nicely, with the new lineup gelling a bit more with each tune and lead guitarist John Kadlecik obviously becoming more comfortable with every passing moment onstage with his new bandmates. Then came the familiar opening of “Bird Song” and as the intro wound down to make way for the first verse, John stepped to the mic and a great roar swept through the room as he sang lead on a Furthur tune for the first time.
First of all, before we get to the blow by blow of the March 12 Phil Lesh Birthday Bash/Unbroken Chain fundraiser for Haiti at the Bill Graham Civic in SF, let’s all pause for moment to salute the miracle that Phil even had a 70th birthday to celebrate, and to appreciate all the fantastic music that has come out of the ol’ boy since his life-saving liver transplant 11 years ago. It’s been a helluva ride, and here’s to many more!
Furthur to play All Good Music Festival Summer 2010
Walther Productions is pleased to present the initial lineup for the 14th annual All Good Music Festival. Once again, the festival will take place in Masontown, West Virginia from the heights of Marvin's Mountaintop featuring over 40 bands with No Overlapping Sets allowing fans to see every set and every band on the line-up.
Confirmed 2010 All Good Music Festival Artists: