From video games to graphic novels, self-taught artist Tyler Crook's had plenty of experience storytelling. With this in mind, we tapped him to be our 2019 Dave's Picks Artist-In-Residence. Find out why the Dead's skeletons resonate with him and what roll MTV played in shaping his knowledge of the band.
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Esteemed First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers gives us a glimpse into his illustrious career, the significance of the bent box, and how Woodstock broadened his cultural and musical scope in this edition of All In The Family.
Give us a glimpse into your history as an artist… when you got started, how you got started, what influenced you then, what now…
If you were looking for a miracle during the early days of the Grateful Dead, Sepp Donahower would have been a good man to know. In this edition of All In The Family, the concert promoter talks about taking a trip to Haight Street to book the band, the challenges of the Wall of Sound tour, and a few of his favorite moments "on the bus."
From building cabinets for the Wall Of Sound to snapping candid photos on tour, Richie Pechner turned out to be a real Renaissance man for the Grateful Dead. Find out what he learned on the road with Ramrod, which Dave's Picks made his list for "Desert Island Dead," and more in this edition of All In The Family.
When did you first spark interest in photography? What were some of the first photos you took?
Multi-hyphenate Dean Budnick wears many hats but none quite as well as the one he wears as Editor-In-Chief of Relix Magazine. In this edition of All In The Family, Budnick talks about his decades of work in the Jam Band scene and his efforts to gracefully portray the Grateful Dead in works of both fiction and non-fiction.
”DeadBase" author Stu Nixon found the task of chronicling every note in the Grateful Dead's musical trajectory so rewarding, he did it 19 times! Here we find out what the ultimate edition, "DeadBase 50," features (spoiler alert, A LOT, this one's a hefty 992 pages), and just how Nixon managed to make it to every show in '85.
Longtime Grateful Dead fan and author of the book "Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn From The Most Iconic Band In History" placed the winning bid for Jerry's Wolf guitar earlier this summer. Learn more about his decision to attend the auction which benefited The Southern Poverty Law Center, how he maintains his Dead Head status, and pick up a marketing tip or two in this edition of All In The Family.
I feel deeply honored to have been one of the Deadheads interviewed by director Amir Bar-Lev and producer Ken Dornstein for the wonderful new documentary Long Strange Trip, which is debuting on Amazon Prime on June 2. Our interview took place on September 30, 2014 in my apartment in the Haight-Ashbury. I expected it to be a relatively brief exchange, but Amir and Ken and I ended up talking for hours because his questions were so sharp and wide-ranging.
Author Peter Conners got on the bus in '85 and he's been writing about the Grateful Dead, jam bands, and counterculture ever since. He tackled the challenge of chronicling Ithaca, 5/8/77 in his new book Cornell '77 - The Music, The Myth, And The Magnificence of The Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall.