Listen To The Grateful Dead’s Debut Performance Of Every Cover In Their Repertoire

first_imgEarlier this week, we shared a playlist with you that featured the debut performance of every single Grateful Dead song, spanning the bands prolific 30 year career. As popular as their originals were, the Grateful Dead almost always added a few covers into their setlists over the years. Some would get played more than others, including the traditional “I Know You Rider,” the Buddy Holly classic “Not Fade Away,” and Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” but almost all of them felt right at home within the confines of a Dead show.Thanks to the mastermind Osty Gale, we now have a definitive playlist that not only catalogs each cover, but shares their debut performances as well. There are some interesting entries on the list, including a number of Beatles songs, a Miles Davis song, some Rolling Stones, and a lot of traditional numbers in the folk/blues genres.The full playlist can be streamed below, with 183 different tracks culled from 30 years of Grateful Dead shows via Eyesoftheworld94. The full listing, with showdates and original artists, is listed at the bottom. Enjoy!It’s worth noting that this playlist doesn’t include songs that were debuted with guest musicians… perhaps those will be in the next playlist?1966: I’m a King Bee [orig. Slim Harpo, 1957/Rolling Stones, 1964] 1/8/66 Im a Hog For You Baby (The Coasters) – 1/8/66 Death Don’t Have No Mercy (Rev. Gary Davis, 1960) 1/8/66 One Kind Favour (Blind Lemon Jefferson) 2/12/66 She’s On the Road again (Trad.) (2/25/66) Next Time You See Me (2/25/66) I know You Rider (Traditional) 2/25/66 Cold Rain & Snow (Traditional) 2/25/66 Stealin (Memphis Jug Band) – 2/25/66 Viola Lee Blues [Cannon’s Jug Stompers, 1928] 3/19/66 It’s a Sin [Jimmy Reed, 1958] 3/19/66 Beat It On Down The Line (Jesse Fuller, 1961) 3/19/66 Heads Up (Freddie King) (3/19/66) Midnight Hour [Wilson Pickett, 1965] 3/19/66 It Hurts Me Too [Elmore James, 1958] (5/19/66) Sitting on Top of the World (Mississippi Sheiks)(5/19/66) New Minglewood Blues [Noah Lewis Jug Band, (5/19/66) Silver Threads and Golden Needles [Wanda Jackson, 1956] (5/19/66) It’s all Over Now Baby Blue [Dylan, 1965] (5/19/66) Good Lovin’ [The Olympics, 1965] – (5/19/66) Dancing In The Street [Martha & The Vandellas] 7/3/66 He was a Friend Of Mine [Traditional] 7/3/66 Big Boss Man [Jimmy Reed] – 7/3/66 Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing (Oliver Sain) 7/3/66 Gangster Of Love (Johnny Guitar Watson)- 7/3/66 In the Pines (Traditional) – 7/16/66 Nobodys Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson, 1926) Don’t Ease Me In (Traditional) 7/16/66 Pain In my Heart (Naomi Neville) 7/16/66 Good Morning Little School Girl (Sonny Boy Williamson/Junior Wells, 1965) 07/16/66 The Lindy (Overseas Stomp) (Memphis Jug Band) – 9/16/66 Hi Heel Sneakers (Tommy Tucker, 1964) 11/19/66 The Same Thing (Willie Dixon)11/19/66 Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf, 1956) 11/19/66 Me And My uncle (John Phillips] 11/29/66 Big Boy Pete ( The Olympics, 1960) 11/29/66 Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot) 11/29/66 Something On Your Mind (Big Jay McNeely) (11/29/66) I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) 11/29/66 You Don’t Love Me (Willie Cobb) 12/1/66 Deep Elem Blues (Traditional) 12/1/66 1967: Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson, 1962) 3/18/67 Turn On Your Love Light (Bobby Bland, 1961) 7/23/67 1968: And We Bid you Goodnight (Traditional) 3/16/68 Death Letter Blues (Sam House, 1965) 10/30/68 1969: Hey Jude (Beatles, 1968) 2/11/69 Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly, 1957) 2/19/69 Hard To Handle (Otis Redding, 1968) 3/15/69 Green Grass of Home (Porter Wagoner, 1965) 5/31/69 Old Old House (George Jones) 6/20-21/69 Ol Slewfoot (Bill Monroe) 6/21/69 Mama Tried (Merle Haggard, 1968) 6/21/69 Let Me In (Gene Crysler) 7/4/69 Seasons of My Heart (George Jones, 1955) 8/2/69 New Orleans (Guido, Royster) >Searchin (Leiber, Stoller) 8/29/69 It’s All Over Now (Rolling Stones) 9/6/69 Monkey & The Engineer (Jesse Fuller) 12/19/69 Little Sadie (Traditional) 12/19/69 Gathering Flowers for the Master’s Banquet (Marvin Baumgardner) 12/26/69 The Race Is On (Don Rollins) – 12/31/69 1970: Long Black Limousine (Vern Stovall/Bobby George) 1/31/70 Saw Mill (Mel Tillis) – 1/31/70 Wake Up Little Susie (Everly Brothers) – 2/13/70 Katie Mae (Lightnin Hopkins) 2/13/70 Dark Hollow (Traditional) 2/14/70 Ive Been All Around This World (Trad.) (2/14/70) Walking the Dog (Rufus Thomas) – 3/21/70a (early show) It’s a Man’s Man’s World (James Brown) 4/9/70 Ain’t It Crazy (The Rub) (Lightnin Hopkins) 4/1870 Roberta (Trad.) – 4/18/70 Shotgun (Hopkins) – 4/18/70 Flood (Hooker) – 4/18/70 Black Snake (Hooker) – (4/18/70) Frozen Logger (Stevens/Hagland) 5/7/70 She’s Mine (Hopkins) (5/15/70) Ballad of Casey Jones (Traditional) – 5/15/70 Louie Louie (Richard Berry) 6/7/1970 Big Railroad Blues (Noah Lewis) 6/24/70 El Paso (Marty Robbins) 7/11/70 So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad (Everly Brothers) – 7/11/70 Rosa Lee McFall (Bill Monroe) – 7/11/70 How Long Blues (Carr/Stokes) – 7/12/70 Tell It To Me (Cocaine Blues) (Traditional) – 7/12/70 Goin Down The Road Feelin’ Bad (Trad.) 10/10/70 (instr.), “Not Fade Away” = actually the First GDTRFB with lyrics -(10/11/70) Mystery Train (Phillips/Parker) 11/8/70 My Babe (Willie Dixon) 11/8/70 Around and Around (Chuck Berry) 11/8/70 Me and Bobby McGee (Kristofferson) 11/29/70 1971: Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry) 1/22/71 Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard) 4/5/71 Oh Boy (West,Tilghman,Holly) 4/6/71 I Second That Emotion (Smokey Robinson) 4/8/71 Promised Land (Chuck Berry) 5/29/71 Hideaway (Freddie King) 11/7/71 You Win Again (Hank Williams) 11/14/71 Run Rudolph Run (Chuck Berry) – 12/4/71 I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (Joe Babcock) 12/5/71 Mannish Boy (Im a Man) (Bo Diddley)- 12/15/1971 Big River (Cash) 12/31/71 1972: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Holland) 3/25/72 Are You Lonely for Me Baby? (Bert Berns) 3/25/72 Sidewalks of New York (Blake/ Lawlor) 3/28/72 Rockin Pneumonia (Vincent/Smith) 5/23/72 Tomorrow Is Forever (Dolly Parton) 9/24/72 1973: You Ain’t Woman Enough (Loretta Lynn) 2/15/73 Peggy-O (Traditional) 12/10/73 Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon) 10/23/73 (Soundcheck) Blue Suede Shoes (soundcheck) (Carl Perkins) 12/1/73 Working Man Blues (soundcheck) (Merle Haggard) – 12/1/1973 Rip It Up (Soundcheck) (Little Richard) 12/12/73 Thirty Days (soundcheck) (Chuck Berry) – 12/12/73 1974: Let It Rock (Chuck Berry) 6/23/74 1976: Samson and Delilah (traditional) 6/3/76 1977: Got My Mojo Working (Muddy Waters) 4/22/77 Jack A Roe (trad.) 5/13/77 Iko Iko (Trad.) 5/15/77 1978: Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon) 4/19/78 Ollin Agareed – (9/13/78) Tom Dooley (Traditional) – 11/17/78 KC Moan (Traditional) 11/17/1978 1979: Gloria Jam (Them) 11/9/79 C.C Rider (Traditional) 12/1/79 1980: Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon)- 8/19/80 Oh Babe it Ain’t No Lie (Elizabeth Cotton) 9/25/80 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) – 11/26/80 Young Blood (Soundcheck 12/30/80) 1981: Man Smart, Woman Smarter (Norman Span) – 7/2/81 Spoonful (Willie Dixon) – 10/15/81 Baby Hully Gully (Smith, Goldsmith) – 10/16/81 Mack The Knife (Brecht, Blitzestien, Weill) – 11/30/81 1982: Dear Prudence/”Strawberry Fields” (Jam) (Beatles) – 3/13/82 1983: Revolution (Beatles) 10/12/83 Goodnight Irene (Trad.) 12/31/83 1984: Dear Mr Fantasy (Winwood,Capaldi,Wood) – 6/14/84 Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?(Beatles) – 6/27/84 Gimme Some Lovin (Winwood/Davis) 11/2/84 Down In The Bottom (Willie Dixon) – 11/3/84 Day Tripper (Beatles) – 12/28/84 1985: Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues (Bob Dylan) 3/27/85 She Belongs To Me (Bob Dylan) 4/4/85 Keep On Growing – 6/14/85 Kansas City (Leiber, Stoller) 10/28/85 The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) (Bob Dylan) – 12/30/85 1986: Visions of Johanna (Bob Dylan) – 3/19/ 1986 I’m a Road Runner – 3/21/86 Desolation Row (Bob Dylan) 3/25/86 1987: Get Back (The Beatles) 1/28/87 When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob Dylan) 6/13/87 All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan) 6/20/87 Hey Pocky Way (traditional) – 9/9/87 Devil with Blue Dress (Long, Stevenson)- 9/9/87 Good Golly Miss Molly (Blackwell, Marascalo) – 9/9/87 Fever (Davenport,Cooley) – 9/13/87 1988: Stir it Up (Bob Marley) 3/26/1988 So What (Miles Davis) 3/27/88 Let The Good Times Roll (Sam Cooke) – 4/30/88 Blackbird (Beatles) 6/23/88 1989: California Earthquake (Rodney Crowell) – (10/20/89) 1990: The Last Time (The Rolling Stones) – 2/25/90 The Weight (The Band) 3/28/90 Stander on the Mountain (Bruce Hornsby) 10/28/90 1991: That Would Be Something (McCartney) – 9/25/91 1992: Baba O’Riley (The Who) 5/19/92 Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles) 5/19/92 Rain (Beatles) 12/2/92 1993: Broken Arrow (Robbie Robertson) 2/23/93 I Fought The Law (Sonny Curtis) – 3/14/93 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles) 3/17/93 Aint That Peculiar (Soundcheck) (Robinson et al.) 6/25/93 1994: I Want To Tell You (Beatles) 7/1/94 Matilda Matilda (Norman Span) 7/20/94 A Day in the Life (Beatles) 7/26/94 1995: It’s All Too Much (Beatles) 3/18/95 When a Man Loves a Woman (Lewis, Wright) 3/28/1995 Neighbour Neighbour (Valier.Meaux) 3/28/1995 Soundcheck Paperback Writer (Soundcheck) (Beatles) – 3/28/1995 Take Me To The River (Al Green, Mabon Hodges) 4/1/95 Tough Mama (Bob Dylan) (5/24/95) Rollin and Tumblin (Muddy Waters) 6/15/95 Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) (Soundcheck) – 7/2/95 Jesu Joy (7/2/95)last_img read more

Jans Ingber Rocks New Funk Fellowship Band With Members of Vulfpeck & The Main Squeeze [Watch]

first_imgSince leaving The Motet to strike a more family-focused path of his own, Jans Ingber has begun a new project, now in its third installment, known as the Funk Fellowship. Typically composed of a local core band with a couple of all-star guests, these one-off gigs have been intriguing since day one, and last night at the Star Theater in Portland, OR was perhaps the best yet.Special guests Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) and Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze) shined brightly while also illuminating some of Portland’s hidden gems in Jarrod Lawson, Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas and Jay “Bird” Koder. The horn section that has set the standard for funky brass in Portland, Farnell Newton and Kyle Molitor, both of Bootsy Collins fame, played brilliantly alongside Reinhardt Melz on the drums, rounding out this group of musical mercenaries for the night. Covering many of the all time greats, this group handled a fantastic selection of funk and soul classics with deft playfulness and a clear focus on getting the people moving.First set highlights included a trifecta of heavy hitting tunes in Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” D’Angelo’s “One Mo’ Gin,” soulfully handled by Jarrod Lawson, and an absolutely rump shakin’, baby makin’ version of Jamiroquai’s, “Cosmic Girl,” fronted by Corey Frye. The groove machine known as Joe Dart opened up a tight pocket (back pocket?) with Reinhardt, and unsurprisingly minds were blown to a degree that had those unsure of his origins googling the mysterious and enchanting Vulf. A little nineties throwback of “This is How We Do It,” capped the first set with a raucous dance party.After a much-needed cool down, the band returned with a nearly twenty minute version of “Everything is Everything,” that segued from Donny Hathaway to Ms. Lauryn Hill and featured solos from Koder, Newton, Dart, and a buttery smooth flow from Scroggins. The set went on to include a non-standard two song nod to the dearly departed Purple One, rattling through “I Feel For You” and “Strange Relationship.”“Everything is Everything”Overall, The Funk Fellowship delivered with gusto generally unexpected from a one-off band. Tight and loose in all the right places, this group of musicians clearly enjoyed their time together and the crowd responded in kind with a vibe and enthusiasm that was palpable. A Denver edition of the Fellowship, also featuring Joe Dart but an entirely different core (and Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy!) is coming up at Cervantes next weekend on May 13th. Jans Ingber has something special he’s cooking up from scratch just for you, and it’s quite tasty.Setlist: Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship at The Star Theater, Portland, OR – 5/6/16:Set 1: I’m a Ram, Ain’t No Way, Anything to Get Your Attention, Valerie, Boogie On, One Mo’ Gin, Cosmic Girl, 1977 Fun, This is How We Do ItSet 2: Everything is Everything, I Feel For You, Strange Relationship, Call Tyrone, Too Much, All Day Sucker, Things I Do For YouCheck out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Jason Charme Photography: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

David Grisman To Release His First Album of New Music In Ten Years

first_imgThe David Grisman Sextet will release a new, self-titled album on Friday, June 3rd. “Dawg music”–an acoustic blend of many styles and traditions–has been around since David Grisman‘s famed quintet recorded their first album in 1976, and this new album continues to build upon his rich, exploratory tradition. Prepare for an eclectic tour through Grisman’s world of music, as “the tunes and arrangements offer the widest range of influences from swing and jazz to bluegrass, latin, funk and even old-time and ragtime!” The Sextet is made up of classic Grisman band members Jim Kerwin (bass), Matt Eakle (flute), and George Marsh (drums), with new members Chad Fanning (fiddle) and George Cole (guitar) joining the fray alongside Grisman and his mandolin. We’re looking forward to checking out the latest chapter for Grisman and his “dawg music”!last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee To Webcast All Three Nights Of Their New Year’s Run

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee will be making their grand return to Chicago for this year’s New Year’s run, marking the first time the progressive/jam titans have brought the year to a close in their adopted home city in ten years. The band will be at the Riviera Theatre on December 29th, before moving to the massive Aragon Ballroom on December 30th and 31st to end the year with a bang. For fans who can’t make it to the Windy City for this year’s celebration, the band has announced that they will be webcasting all three nights of the run, courtesy of TourGigs.You can purchase an individual show, or purchase all three as a bundle to save some dough. If you purchase, you’ll have access to a live stream, as well as a replay that will loop starting shortly after the show, as well as 10 days of on-demand access. Find all the details at this link, and get ready to rage Couch Tour with Umphrey’s this New Year’s Eve!last_img read more

Rock Out With The Vegabonds And Their Anthemic “Georgia Fire” > “The Hammer” Jam [Premiere]

first_imgThe Vegabonds are a force to be reckoned with. Their gorgeous harmonies and impressive instrumental skills make for a perfect combination. They know how to showcase their sound to the fullest, which they accomplished in spades on their 2016 release What We’re Made Of. The album came as the result of seven years of touring, songwriting, and a dedication to making their band the best that it can be. Their hard work has surely paid off, as they delivered a solid record that combines complex lyrics with soaring music in a way that’s reminiscent of My Morning Jacket and The Black Crowes.Back in 2016, The Vegabonds brought their high-octane live show to Aisle 5 in Atlanta, where they performed an awesome combination of “Georgia Fire” into “The Hammer” that truly shows off the best of their talents. “Georgia Fire” is from their 2012 record Southern Sons, and it was written after the tragic fire that hit the Georgia Theatre in 2009. The video shows off the emotional, power chord-driven rock anthem, with spot-on guitar playing and tons of energy from the band, before they drop into the equally epic What We’re Made Of track “The Hammer.”Lead-singer and rhythm guitarist Danny Allen explains, “‘Georgia Fire’ is about a group of our friends who frequented the Georgia Theatre where they caught some of their favorite shows. The song is based on the emotions they felt when they heard that a massive fire nearly burned the Theatre to the ground in June 2009. We love Athens, GA, and will be playing GATH on April 12th.”See below for our exclusive premiere of “Georgia Fire” into “The Hammer” by The Vegabonds, as well as a list of upcoming tour dates from the band.The Vegabonds Tour Dates:3/9 – Clemson, SC – 3563/10 – St. Simons, GA – Palm Coast Coffee3/14 – Gulf Shores, AL – Florabama3/16 – 30A, FL – The Hub3/17 – Pensacola, FL – World of Beer3/24 – Blacksburg, VA – 622 North4/12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre4/13 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company4/14 – Lexington, KY – The Burl4/22 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 (Official Sweetwater 420 After-Party)5/5 – Greenville, SC – Gottrocks5/6 – Columbia, SC – Rosewood Crawfish Festival5/18 – Destin, FL – Funky Blues Shack5/19 – Gulf Shores, AL – Florabama6/10-11 – Chattanooga, TN – Riverbend Festival6/13 – 7/11 – Europe Tourlast_img read more

Camp Bisco: A Predictor And Measure Of Success For Some Of Our Favorite Performers

first_imgSince its inception back in 1999, Camp Bisco has been one of the Northeast’s premiere summer music festivals. Since day one, the festival has been securing the freshest talent for its lineups, tapping some of our favorite acts from the jam, funk, hip-hop, livetronica, and greater EDM scenes. From July 13th-15th this year, Bisco will be returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA, bringing with them a stacked lineup featuring six sets of The Disco Biscuits in addition to performances by Bassnectar, Pretty Lights Live, GRiZ, Lotus, Gramatik, and many more (purchase tickets here).The namesake of the festival, the Philly-born Disco Biscuits are true pioneers of “trance-fusion,” as the band’s sound seamlessly melds jam and electronic. Thus, Camp Bisco became one of the first music festivals in North America to feature big names in both the jam and electronic scenes. In fact, some could argue that the Biscuits and Camp Bisco have always been ahead of the times, consistently drawing huge crowds with their diverse lineups for years by including EDM in a modern festival setting before it was standard.Look at some of the artists on the early lineups, and then consider where they are now in their careers. Take Bassnectar, for example. When he played on the third stage at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY in 2007, despite an incredible set, nobody in the crowd would have been able to predict the immense success that Lorin would go on to have. After his debut at the festival, year after year, Bassnectar sets at Camp Bisco got bigger and bigger, coinciding with his meteoric rise to one of the most well-known names in the electronic music world. This year, Bassnectar will be returning once again to Camp Bisco for what is sure to one of his most powerful performances yet.[courtesy of Good Wolf Session]Acts like STS9, Lotus, Umphrey’s McGee, the New Deal, and even Thievery Corporation (both DJ and live band sets) are all acts that were initially featured on the festival’s early line-ups and that have grown alongside Camp Bisco. Now, these artists are playing sold-out venues across the country to huge crowds, and there is something to be said about Camp Bisco ability to identify highly successful acts before they’ve taken off.Camp Bisco has always had its finger on the pulse of the next big thing in the music scene. Amon Tobin has performed multiple times, including a mind-blowing performance for his ISAM set, which completely changed what can be accomplished visually in the live music scene. Simon Posford and his various psy-trance and dub projects including Hallucinogen, Younger Brother, and first-ever U.S. performance of the Shpongle Live Band have all made appearances at Camp over the years. The Shpongle Live Band set was about as special as it gets, with Raja Ram flying in special for the performance.Outside of the bands or artists that have grown on a parallel trajectory with Camp Bisco, the lineup has always featured massive international acts every year. LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, The Roots, Wolfgang Gartner, Skrillex, Crystal Castles, Odesza, Dillon Francis, Snoop Dogg, members of Wu-Tang Clan, and so many more have performed there, making the festival more-or-less a right of passage. It’s a major feat to present such a diverse lineup year after year the way Camp Bisco has consistently been able to do.The Biscuits deserve recognition for putting together and sustaining their own music festival. Fans frequently don’t recognize the degree of difficulty for any band or artist, regardless of genre, to put on an annual event of this scale while also touring nationally, especially during the early years of Camp. These guys curated the lineup for many years as the festival grew from its first year as a tiny independent festival with a few hundred in attendance to one of the biggest music festivals in North America, hosting over 20,000 attendees in recent years. Not a lot of bands out there that can say that at all.[courtesy of Calder Wilson]Now, the question begs to be asked: Who are the “up and coming” acts on this year’s Camp Bisco lineup who are poised to take their careers to the next level? Bands like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, and The Floozies are undeniably already on their way. But what about artist’s such as The Russ Liquid Test, Maddy O’Neal, Swift Technique, or a Jaw Gems? Those are just a couple of the younger acts that everyone should be on the lookout for this year at Camp Bisco. Guaranteed, those performers will also be seeing plenty of success as their careers move upwards and onwards in future years.Tickets for Camp Bisco are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For event details and updates, check out the festival website, and join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

Collabs Abound As Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jim James, & More Hit Sound Summit [Photos/Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday, September 9th, an impressive crew of musicians converged on the Mountain Theater in Marin County, CA’s Mount Tamalpais State Park for the 2017 edition of Sound Summit: A Benefit For The Mountain. Sound Summit is presented by Roots & Branches Conservancy, a group dedicated to raising funds for natural resource protection and conservation of Mount Tamalpais State Park and the surrounding areas.In addition to serving as a benefit for the state park, explained the Marin Independent Journal, the third consecutive Sound Summit was hosted “in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, a historic weekend that drew tens of thousands of young people to the same 3,700-seat amphitheater on Mount Tam in June 1967, the Summer of Love, to hear then-fledgling bands like The Doors and the Jefferson Airplane. It was the first major rock festival in America, preceding the storied Monterey Pop Festival by a week…And it was the last major rock event of its kind on the mountain for 46 years, until Sound Summit executive producer Michael Nash staged Tam Jam in the Mountain Theater in 2013.”The 2017 Sound Summit event featured a very special Phil Lesh & Friends show with fellow founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir, keyboardist Holly Bowling, and more, as well as a solo set by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and performances from indie rocker/actress Jenny Lewis, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and San Francisco-based folk band Vetiver.After an afternoon of music from the various opening acts, Jim James took the stage for a solo performance that included Paul Williams‘ classic ballad “Rainbow Connection,” Simon & Garfunkel‘s “America,” and various selections from the Jacket and his solo band’s catalogue. As a special surprise, Bob Weir came out and joined him for the end of his set, marking the second time in as many nights that Weir joined James onstage for an acoustic duo. The two finished out James’ set with Daniel Lanois‘ “The Maker,” as well as the Dead’s “Brokedown Palace” and a set-closing rendition of Buffalo Springfield‘s “For What It’s Worth.” However, this would not be the last time James and Weir shared the stage on this evening.Bob Weir Surprise Guests With Jim James Two Nights In A Row For Dead Tunes & More [Videos]Check out full video of Bob Weirs’s sit-in with Jim James at Sound Summit below, via YouTube user Steve Kiebus:SETLIST: Jim James | Sound Summit | Mountain Theater at Mount Tamalpais State Park | Mill Valley, CA | 9/9/17Rainbow Connection, Here in Spirit, Changing World, Everything Must Change, Wild Honey, America^, Over and Over, A New Life, I’m Amazed, Bermuda Highway, Same Old Lie, State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.), Wonderful^, The Maker* , Brokedown Palace*, For What It’s Worth** – w/ Bob Weir^ – w/ Eric JohnsonOn the heels of their collaborations at the recent LOCKN’ for, among other things, a run through the Grateful Dead’s classic 1977 album Terrapin Station, Sound Summit 2017’s Phil & Friends show with Bob Weir marked another rare modern onstage collaboration between the two founding band members. The set began with Bobby and Phil onstage playing an acoustic “Dark Star” similar to the one Weir played with Dead & Company during their 2017 summer tour. As the song went on, the rest of the band, including Holly Bowling and Ross James, joined the group onstage. The set went on to include takes on live Dead classics like “Playing In The Band,” “Box of Rain,” “Jack Straw,” and “Bird Song.” In addition, the band welcomed out Jim James to add coevals to “Tennessee Jed.” Finally, the band closed out the night with an appropriate “One More Saturday Night.”SETLIST: Phil Lesh & Friends with Bob Weir| Sound Summit | Mountain Theater at Mount Tamalpais State Park | Mill Valley, CA | 9/9/17Dark Star (acoustic) > Dark Star (Full Band) > Playing in the Band, Viola Lee Blues, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed* > Down on the Bottom* > Tennessee Jed*, Box of Rain, Jack Straw, Bird Song, Not Fade Away, One More Saturday Night* – With Jim JamesYou can watch the full Phil Lesh & Friends set with Bob Weir featuring a sit-in from Jim James below in three parts, via YouTube user skiebus (video h/t JamBuzz):Part 1:Part 2:Part 3: You can check out a gallery of gorgeous photos of Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jim James, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band below, courtesy of photographer Dave Vann.[Cover photo via Dave Vann]Sound Summit 2017 | Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jim James & More | Mountain Theater | Mount Tamalpais State Park | 9/9/17 | Photos by Dave Vann Load remaining imageslast_img read more

How Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” Went From A Studio Joke To A Worldwide Smash Hit

first_imgBeloved songwriter Tom Petty penned many hits throughout his career, but few have had the lasting impact as the song “Free Fallin’.” Ahead of his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year, Petty sat down with Billboard to talk about the origins of one of his biggest hits.Watch Emotional Footage From Tom Petty’s Final Live Show At Hollywood Bowl, 7 Days Before His DeathIn the interview, Petty explained that the song’s lyrics were made up on the spot, as a way to amuse his friend and collaborator Jeff Lynne in the studio. Lynne and Petty collaborated in the Travelin Wilburys, though Lynne’s biggest claim to fame is his work with Electric Light Orchestra.Spafford Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Three Cover Debuts [Full Audio/Video]We’ll let Petty tell the whole story, as per the Billboard piece, below.“Jeff Lynne and I were sitting around with the idea of writing a song and I was playing the keyboard and I just happened to hit on that main riff, the intro of the song, and I think Jeff said something like, ‘That’s a really good riff but there’s one chord too many,’ so I think I cut it back a chord and then, really just to amuse Jeff, honestly, I just sang that first verse. Then he starts laughing. Honestly, I thought I was just amusing Jeff but then I got to the chorus of the song and he leaned over to me and said the word, ‘freefalling.’ And I went to sing that and he said, ‘No, take your voice up and see how that feels.’ So I took my voice up an octave or two, but I couldn’t get the whole word in. So I sang ‘freeee,’ then ‘free fallin.’ And we both knew at that moment that I’d hit on something pretty good. It was that fast. He had to go somewhere, and I wrote the last verse and kind of just polished the rest of the song and when I saw him the next day I played him the song and he was like, ‘Wow, you did that last night?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ And he said. ‘We’ve got to go cut this,’ and we just took off to Mike Campbell’s studio where we knew we could get in and get it done that day. So we went in and made the record that day.”Country Star Jason Aldean Addresses Vegas Shooting, Honors Tom Petty On SNL [Video]What a story! One of the most popular songs ever written was written in a matter of moments! Well done, Mr. Petty. Your talent and carefree creativity will be sorely missed.Watch the music video for Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” below via Tom Petty’s VEVO page:[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Warren Haynes Adds Second Intimate Solo Performance In Westhampton

first_imgDue to popular demand, Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes has announced a second intimate solo show on Long Island this summer.Haynes will offer up “a very special, intimate two-set show” at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton, NY, set to take place on Wednesday, July 24th, along with his previously announced performance on Thursday, July 25th. Following the special shows on Long Island, Haynes will head south to Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival for his scheduled Phil & Friends performance alongside Phil Lesh, John Scofield, and John Molo.A fan pre-sale for Warren Haynes’ upcoming Long Island show go on sale this Wednesday, May 8th at 12 p.m (EST) here. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, May 10th.Haynes is currently on the road with Gov’t Mule, as the band continues their spring tour on Tuesday, April 22nd, with a stop at Fort Smith, AK’s TempleLive. Head to Gov’t Mule’s website for ticketing details and more information.Gov’t Mule 2019 Tour Dates:April 22 – Fort Smith, AR @ TempleLiveApril 24 – Athens, GA @ Georgia TheatreApril 25 – Athens, GA @ Georgia TheatreApril 26 – Macon, GA @ Macon City AuditoriumApr 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum TheaterApril 29 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake AmphitheatreMay 1 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LIveMay 3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida TheatreMay 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum TheaterMay 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy GlasgowMay 28 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom @ Boiler ShopMay 29 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy LeedsMay 31 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Birmingham Town HallJune 1 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Forum Kentish TownJune 2 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester Academy 2June 4 – Paris, France @ La CigaleJune 5 – Bruxelles, Belgium @ Ancienne BelgiqueJune 6 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ BatschkappJune 8 – Raalte, Netherlands @ Ribs & Blues RaalteJune 9 – Alkmaar, Netherlands @ Podium VictorieJune 13-16 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (Mountain Jam)June 28 – Butler, OH @ Clearfork Adventure Resort (Smoky Run Music Festival)July 13 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts CenterJuly 19 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & CasinoJuly 20 – Walker, MN @ Moondance JamJuly 24 – Westhampton, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts CenterJuly 25 – Westhampton, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts CenterView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Harvard Business School presents Alumni Achievement Awards

first_imgHarvard Business School (HBS) recently bestowed its most important honor, the Alumni Achievement Award, on five distinguished graduates: Susan L. Decker, former president of Yahoo! Inc.; James L. Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Allan W.B. Gray, chairman of Orbis Investment Management, Ltd.; James A. Lovell, commander of NASA’s Apollo 13 lunar mission and now president of Lovell Communications; and Marvin S. Traub, former CEO and president of Bloomingdale’s, Inc. and now president of Marvin Traub Associates, Inc. The award recipients participated in a panel discussion held before a large audience of M.B.A. students and other members of the HBS community in Burden Auditorium on the School’s campus in Boston.“This year’s Alumni Achievement Award recipients possess the combination of competence and character that is the essence of what we try to achieve at Harvard Business School,” said Dean Nitin Nohria. “They exemplify the mission of the School — ‘to educate leaders who make a difference in the world’ — and thus inspire others to follow in their footsteps and have an impact on both business and society.”Presented annually since 1968, the HBS Alumni Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have contributed immeasurably to their profession, industry, and community. Read Full Storylast_img read more