Archive for May, 2009

Trey with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – 5/21/09

Last night, Trey joined forces with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the East Coast debut of Time Turns Elastic – his most recent orchestral composition. Big Red also offered up some phish classics such as First Tube, Pebbles and Marbles, and an If I Could encore. He let the Orchestra have their way with Divided Sky and Guyute – two pieces that lend themselves quite nicely to the orchestral setting. Overall, reviews coming in thus far are quite positive and the Phish community’s excitement level for the upcoming tour just went from 10 to 11.

Trey w/ BSO - 5/21/09

Trey w/ BSO - 5/21/09

Set One
The Divided Sky (electric guitar,strings)
Brian and Robert (vocal, electric guitar, strings)
The Inlaw Josie Wales (acoustic guitar, oboe, strings)
Water In The Sky* (vocal, acoustic guitar, winds/strings)
Pebbles and Marbles (electric guitar, orchestra)
First Tube** (electric guitar, orchestra)

Set Two
Time Turns Elastic (vocal, electric guitar, orchestra)
Let Me Lie (vocal, electric guitar, strings)
Guyute (electric guitar, orchestra)

Encore
If I Could (vocal, electric guitar, harp, strings)

Notes:
*In Memory of Kristy Manning, dedicated to her surviving son Jason.
**First time played

Set 1 Download

Set 2 Download

First Tube

Baltimore Sun reveiwed the show here

The Grateful Dead – 9/2/68 – Sultan, WA

In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, dig on this old school show from Labor Day weekend, almost half a century ago (!) in 1968 – our first post from guest blogger drums-space Brad.

Today we bring you a tasty nugget from The Greatful Dead. Headin’ back in time for some primal dead. This is a great show, good quality, and the Dark Star is just amazing. Sit back and relax to the juicy raspberry psychedelic explosion that is 1968 primal Dead.

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The Grateful Dead
9/02/68
Betty Nelson’s Organic Raspberry Farm
Sultan, WA

Dark Star
St. Stephen>
The Eleven>
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Cryptical Envelopment>
Drumz>
The Other One>
Cryptical Envelopment
Alligator>
Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)>
Feedback

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The Allman Brothers Band – 5/19/09 – Los Angeles, CA

The Allmans hit up the Greek Theater in LA last night with the Doobie Brothers in tow and Tom Petty and Bruce Willis stopped by. For those that don’t know, Willis is a musician and harmonica player and has been guesting with the Allman Brothers for years. Check the setlist below and a vid of the Brothers with Tom Petty doin’ Bob Dylan’s classic ‘Highway 61’:

ABB - 5/19/09

ABB - 5/19/09

The Allman Brothers Band
5/19/09
The Greek Theater
Los Angeles, CA

Don’t Want You no More>
Not My Cross To Bear
Statesboro Blues
Don’t Leave Me Wonderin’
I Know You Rider
The Sky Is Cryin’
Rockin Horse
You Don’t Love Me (w/ Bruce Willis)
Orfero
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (w/ Tom Petty)
Highway 61 (w/ Tom Petty)
Dreams
Whipping Post

Encore: Southbound

Check out an LA Times review of the show here

This Day in Grateful Dead History

It’s been a while since we dusted off our ‘this day in GD history’ textbooks, so let’s get to it! This day in GD history finds the Dead in Portland, Oregon in 1974. Play close attention to Keith’s keyboard work – still new to the band, he’s playing crisp, clear, and like he’s got something to prove. Donna’s also letting it all hang out, even if she’s definitely not as polished as in 76/77. Bobby’s growling, Phil’s bombing, and Jerry’s in the zone, what more could you want? Stream the sound board recording here.

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The Grateful Dead
5/19/74
Portland Memorial Coliseum
Portland,OR

Set 1: Mississippi Half Step, Mexicali Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Black Throated Wind, Scarlet Begonias, Beat It On Down The Line, Loose Lucy, Money Money, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider

Set  2: Promised Land, Bertha-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> Wharf Rat, Big River, Peggy-O, Truckin’-> Mind Left Body Jam-> Not Fade Away-> Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad-> One More Saturday Night

Encore: U.S. Blues

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Dear Mr. Fantasy, Play Us A Tune

If you haven’t noticed, we’re big on the whole guitar gods thing over here on Welcome To Now. Let’s indulge some more with two killer bootlegs – one from Stevie Winwood and Traffic and the other from Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominoes. Both of these shows take place at the historic Filmore East in New York City in the 1970s. This is the stuff legends are made of.

Clapton and Winwood

Clapton and Winwood

This Traffic show has crisp, pristine sound and just flows with creative energy. The band’s jazzy grooves cut with Winwood’s incendiary guitar lead create breathtaking psychedelic jams –  without any overindulgent noodling. Winwood keeps things grounded but this show definitely takes off. Mr. Fantasy and Medicated Goo are highlights but the whole thing just flat out rocks and the band dosen’t miss a beat.

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Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood

The Fillmore East
New York, NY
1. Introduction by Bill Graham
2. Medicated Goo
3. Pearly Queen
4. Empty Pages
5. Heaven Is In Your Mind
6. Forty Thousand Headmen
7. John Barleycorn Must Die
8. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
9. Every Mother’s Son
10. Glad>Freedom Rider
11. Means To The End
12. Dear Mr. Fantasy

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While not as crisp sounding as the Traffic show, this early Clapton/Derek and the Dominoes bootleg really captures the un-cut and raw energy and talent of Clapton. Check out Clapton’s great use of the wah wah effect in this show and the diversity in sound between his tone-filled fender riffing and laid back wah wah wailing. You can clearly hear Hendrix’s influence in his sound at this point and see Clapton explore some more experimental jams than his later year. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Clapton in the 'Dominoes' days

Clapton in the 'Dominoes' days

Derek And The Dominos
10/23/70
The Filmore East
New York, NY
1. Got to Get Better in a Little While
2. Key To The Highway
3. Tell The Truth
4. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
5. Blues Power
6. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
7. Bottle Of Red Wine
8. Presence Of The Lord
9. Little Wing
10. Let It Rain
11. Crossroads

Dowload Part 1
Dowload Part 2
Dowload Part 3

The Dead Tour Wrap-Up

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Check out some great coverage from Dead.net for the 09′ tour here. They’ve got fan-submitted pics and videos from every show, setlists, venue historical info, and mini reviews.

Jambase also delivered beautiful  pics from every show of the tour courtesy of photographer Jay Blakesberg.

5/9/09 - L.A Forum

5/9/09 - L.A Forum

This tour definitely had its ups and downs, but it also had that undeniable, unmatched, and undying energy, vibe, and love that is the Grateful Dead community. Aside from the confirmed appearance at Rothbury later this summer, this could be the end of the road for the band after 45 (!) years of touring. It will be interesting to see what develops over the next few years in the Dead world – I’m expecting a few more years of Ratdog touring strong and for Phil to wrap up his touring career in the next 1-2 years. I’ve heard rumors that Phil may be doing his Nokia run this fall, but also heard he had nothing planned for the rest of the year. One thing’s for sure, he won’t go out without a friend-filled, star-studded final run of shows that should be a blast. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more good things to come, be patient, and remember – all good things in all good time.

The Dead and the Brothers X2 – The Gorge – 5/16/09

The Dead have teamed up with the Allman Brothers Band and the Doobie Brothers for the last stop of their spring tour at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, WA today. The Doobie Brothers kicked things off around 330 PM EST, to be followed by the Allman Brothers and the Dead, of course.

NOTE: DEAD GORGE DOWNLOAD ADDED BELOW 5/18

The Doobie Brothers - 5/16/09

The Doobie Brothers - 5/16/09

Doobie Brothers Setlist:
Take Me In Your Arms
Jesus Is Just Alright
Dangerous
Rockin’ Down The Highway
Nobody
Back To The Chateau
Guy Allison piano solo>
Takin’ To The Streets
Don’t Start Me Talkin’
Little Bitty Pretty One
Black Water
Long Train Runnin’

Encore:
China Grove
Without You
Listen To The Music

The Allman Brothers Band Setlist:
Mountain Jam,
Trouble No More,
Leave My Blues At Home,
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl,
Statesboro Blues,
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,
Orfeo>
Midnight Rider
Who’s Been Talking
Black Hearted Woman
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

Greg Allman - 5/16/09

Greg Allman - 5/16/09

The Dead Setlist:
Set I:
Music Never Stopped
Loose Lucy
Crazy Fingers >
Jam >
Dark Star >
Dire Wolf
Tom Thumb’s Blues
Into The Mystic
Women are Smarter

Set II:
Passenger >
Hell In A Bucket
Althea
Eyes of the World >
Drums >
Space >
Days Between >
Dark Star >
One More Saturday Night

Encore:
Box of Rain

Dead Download part 1

Dead Download part 2

Dead Download part 3

Dead Stream

The Gorge - 5/16/09

The Gorge - 5/16/09

All Aboard the Time Machine!

In June of 73′, the Dead and the Allman Brothers teamed up at RFK Stadium in the nation’s capital for what is widely regarded as one of the top Dead shows ever. The Dead delivered a monster 3 set show, with the third set featuring Merl Saunders, Dickey Betts and Butch Trucks. This show is truly a blast from the past, a looking glass into a past time when the Dead, the Brothers, and 30,000 fans could get together on a Sunday and enjoy a sunshine daydream freakout like it was still 1968.

Dig it:

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The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band
6/10/73 ~ RFK Stadium ~ Washington, DC

Set 1:
Morning Dew
Beat It On Down The Line
Ramble On Rose
Jack Straw
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Bird Song
Playing In The Band

Set 2:
Eyes Of The World ->
Stella Blue
Big River
Here Comes Sunshine
Around And Around
Dark Star ->
He’s Gone ->
Wharf Rat ->
Truckin’
Sugar Magnolia

Set 3:
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
That’s All Right, Mama
The Promised Land
Not Fade Away ->
Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode

Stream 6/10/73 SBD
Download 6/10/73 AUD

The Dead at RFK

The Dead at RFK

Back up a few years to 1970 – The Filmore East – where we find The Dead and the New Riders of the Purple Sage playing two shows (early and late show) with an intimate Dead Acoustic Set -> New Riders set -> Dead electric set format for both shows. This is A LOT of music. This is early, stripped-down, raw Dead, not to be messed with. Exhibit A: Phil’s bombing entrance into The Other followed by a break-neck rendition. Exhibit B: Bobby’s growls and yells in Minglewood – this is good shit:

The Grateful Dead and the New Riders of the Purple Sage
5/15/70 ~ The Filmore East ~ New York, NY

Early Show – Dead Acoustic Set
Don’t Ease Me In
I Know You Rider
The Rub
Friend Of The Devil
Long Black Limousine
Candyman/Equipment problems
Cumberland Blues
New Speedway Boogie
Cold Jordan

Early Show – New Riders of the Purple Sage
Bill Graham Introduction/Six Days On The Road
Whatcha Gonna Do?
I Don’t Know You
Henry
Portland Woman
Fair Chance To Know
Last Lonely Eagle

Early Show – The Grateful Dead (Electric)
Casey Jones
Easy Wind
Attics Of My Life
St. Stephen >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Drums >
The Other One >
Cryptical Reprise >
Cosmic Charlie
New Minglewood Blues

The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

Late Show – Dead Acoustic Set
Ballad Of Casey Jones
Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Black Peter
Friend Of The Devil
Uncle John’s Band
Candyman
She’s Mine
Katie Mae
I Hear A Voice Callin’

Late Show – New Riders of the Purple Sage
Bill Graham Introduction/Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Louisiana Lady
Can’t Pay The Price
Truck Drivin’ Man
All I Ever Wanted
Workin’ Man Blues
Henry/Broken String
I Don’t Know You
Lodi
Last Lonely Eagle
Mama Tried
Sawmill
Me And My Uncle
Connection

Late Show – The Grateful Dead (Electric)
Here Comes The Sun/Stage Preparations
The Sun King/Stage Preparations/Marines’ Hymn
Bill Graham Introduction/China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Cumberland Blues
Hard To Handle/Broken String
Beat It On Down The Line
Morning Dew
Good Lovin’
Dire Wolf
Next Time You See Me
Dark Star >
St Stephen >
Not Fade Away >
Turn On Your Lovelight
Cold Jordan

Stream the SBD here

Download Part 1 (SHN files)

Download Part 2 (SHN files)

The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

The Dead – 5/14/09 – Mountain View, CA

The Dead ~ 5/14/09 ~ Shoreline Amphitheater ~ Mountain View, CA

U.S. Blues - 5/14/09

U.S. Blues - 5/14/09

Set 1:
Jack Straw
U.S Blues>
Mason’s Children
Ship of Fools
Friend of the Devil>
Standing on the Moon>
Lady With a Fan>
Terrapin Station>
Standing on the Moon

Set 2:
Estimated Prophet >
New Potato Caboose >
Born Cross-Eyed >
Dear Mr. Fantasy >
Drums (with Fire Dancers) >
Space >
Morning Dew >
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider

Encore:
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire on the Mountain
Deal

Download link (torrent)

Download link (mp3s)

Vids of Estimated, Dear Mr. Fantasy, and Rider:

And some pics:

Bobbbyy! - 5/14/09

Bobbbyy! - 5/14/09

Fire Dancers - 5/14/09

Fire Dancers - 5/14/09

SYF Lights - 5/14/09

SYF Lights - 5/14/09

Steal Your Face/Shoreline

Steal Your Face/Shoreline

The Allman Brothers Band – 5/13/09 – Oakland, CA

The Allman Brothers Band
5/13/09 ~ The Fox Theatre ~ Oakland, CA

The Brothers - 5/13/09

The Brothers - 5/13/09

Set 1:
Done Somebody Wrong
You Don’t Love Me
Midnight Rider
Orpheo (new instrumental)
The Sky Is Crying
Come And Go Blues
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl>
Whipping Post

Jammin' - 5/13/09

Jammin' - 5/13/09

Set 2:
Revival
The Same Thing
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Leave My Blues At Home
Dreams>
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

Encore:
Southbound

Stream the show here (as of 3:30 PM 5/14/09)

Warren to Derek: "I'm going to eat you"

Warren to Derek: "I'm going to eat you"

Drums Jam - 5/13/09

Drums Jam - 5/13/09

And be sure to check out this sweet vid from the night before (5/12) with Derek rippin’ up Jessica:

But let’s keep things bipartisan here on Welcome To Now and give Warren his too. Dig this Rockin’ Horse w/ Warren on lead and vocals, also from 5/12:

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