Friday, February 17, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 2/17/17

It won't be long before Mardi Gras is here so I decided to bring you one of the better Mardi Gras shows the band performed in their later years. This is from February 23rd, 1993 at Oakland California. Part of me wanted to only play the second set, which features an excellent collaboration with Ornette Coleman, however the completest in me demanded the entire show, so this week I'm featuring set 1, which contains some nice highlights as well as the premier of Phil Lesh's version of 'Broken Arrow'.  I quite enjoy Garcia's solo in Loser as well, and the unusual 'Johnny B. Goode' set closer.

I decided to also include in this week's Deadpod part of a wonderful set by Joe Russo's Almost Dead. This comes from their performance on 12/30/16 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY. They simply tear up this Viola Lee Blues .. I hope you enjoy it!!!

Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Oakland, CA  2/23/93 - Tuesday


Cold Rain And Snow ;
Wang Dang Doodle ;
Loser ;
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ;
Broken Arrow (first time played) ;
Way To Go Home ;
Johnny B. Goode

Joe Russo's Almost Dead
The Capitol Theater Port Chester NY
Viola Lee Blues->
Uncle John's Band->
Uncle John's Band reprise->
Viola Lee Blues reprise

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

you can find Joe Russo's Almost Dead touring schedule here on their official site:

Thanks to my kind listeners whose contributions make the Deadpod possible!!


John King said...

i love these podcasts. any chance you will be reissuing the deadpod tshirts any time in the future to raise $ i would definitely buy a few!

the professor said...

hadn't thought of that in awhile.. but if there is interest I could look into it! thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I would buy a couple shirts as well!

Anonymous said...

Also, I wanted to mention that that JRAD stuff was RAD! Always loved JR's playing when I saw him with Furthur a few years back...I'm not a musician, so I cannot speaking technically about his technique; but, his style seems rather unconventional to me, and he is just a dynamo! His band seems really, really tight. Gotta check 'em out, for sure!