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“The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast,” the official Grateful Dead podcast, is a series devoted to exploring the music and mythology behind one of the most enduring, progressive, and influential bands in the history of recorded music. The podcast’s tagline is “For The Committed And The Curious,” as episodes will invite new fans to explore the band’s enormous mythology in digestible chunks and enlighten life-long Dead Heads about corners of the band’s history they never knew existed. No topic will ...
 
CBC radio host Tom Power ("q") and BGS (The Bluegrass Situation) bring you the most in-depth podcast about the origins of bluegrass ever created. Power sits down with luminaries of the genre such as Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Alice Gerrard, Jesse McReynolds, Jerry Douglas and more for an intimate conversation about their origins within the world of bluegrass music. Episodes will be released bi-weekly on TheBluegrassSituation.com and wherever you get your podcasts. PRODUCED BY: Tom Power and ...
 
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Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Mark Schimick. Mark is the mandolin player and vocalist for the Songs from the Road Band. Before that, he spent many years playing with Larry Keel. Songs from the Road Band have a new album coming out soon, so be sure to head to their website as well as Ma…
 
The Deadcast concludes its dive into the Grateful Dead’s entanglement with technology, exploring Jerry Garcia’s digital graphics obsession, how Dead Head online communities helped shape the emergent internet, lyricist John Perry Barlow’s manifestoes, & more. Guests: Paul Martin, Mary Eisenhart, David Gans, Steve Silberman, Bob Bralove, Dan English,…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is David Benedict. David was guest number one on the podcast! David and his wife Tabitha have a band together called the Foreign Landers and today marks the release of their incredible new album called Travelers Rest. You can purchase the new album and keep u…
 
The Deadcast explores the Grateful Dead’s long-term cosmic entanglement with the California technology world & the architecture of the internet itself, featuring biomusic pioneer Ned Lagin, Dead Heads at the Stanford AI Lab & Apple, sonic heroes from Alembic & Meyer Sound, & more. Guests: Ned Lagin, Ron Wickersham, Susan Wickersham, Daniel Kottke, …
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is the one and only Sam Bush. Sam has a new album out today! It’s called Radio John and it is his tribute the the legendary John Hartford. Head over to Sam’s WEBSITE and get yourself a copy of the album and check out Sam’s tour dates so you can catch him in a…
 
We present an encore of the Deadcast’s Denmark episode from earlier this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Europe ‘72’s proper release, as well as to get you ready for (or debrief you from) the Meet-Up At The Movies presentation of the Dead’s historic Danish telecast. Guests: Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Mountain Girl, Donna Jean Godchaux MacK…
 
Episode Notes My guest on the podcast this week is AJ Lee. Her and her band Blue Summit have been tearing up the festival scene this past year. She’s a great mandolin player, a great singer, and a great songwriter! You can keep up with AJ at her website HERE or on Instagram HERE! Welcome to my newest sponsor Grace Design!!As always, a HUGE THANK YO…
 
The Grateful Deadcast celebrates Bobby Weir’s 75th with the birthday boy himself, exploring Weir’s world with Don Was, Jeff Chimenti, members of the expanded Wolfpack, & orchestral collaborator Giancarlo Aquilanti. Guests: Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jeff Chimenti, Barry Sless, Giancarlo Aquilanti See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Matt Flinner. Matt is getting ready to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his remarkable recording The View From Here. In honor of that anniversary, he’s putting out a transcription book for the album. The book also includes exercises for each tune to help …
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Steve Smith. Steve Smith is not only known as one of this country’s top mandolin players but also as an outstanding educator. Along with his work with the Roots/Bluegrass group The Hard Road Trio Steve has been on faculty at the California Coast Music Camp…
 
Ace 50 The Deadcast welcomes Bobby Weir to honor the 50th anniversary of his 1972 solo debut “Ace” (& its forthcoming reissue), made with an all-star backing band that happened to be the Grateful Dead, featuring archival audio with “Ace” lyricists John Perry Barlow & Robert Hunter. Guests: Bobby Weir, Donna Jean Godhaux-MacKay, Don Was See Privacy …
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Michael Prewitt. Michael is the current incredible mandolin player / vocalist that is playing with Special Consensus. You can catch them on the road and you can keep up with Michael at his Instagram here and his website here! Also, here are some links to t…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!This week my guest Thomas Cassell is my guest. This is Thomas’ second visit to the podcast. He’s got a brand new solo album out called “What you Need to Prove” and his band Circus No. 9 just put an album out it July called “Circus No.” Both are excellent records! Thomas is out …
 
Pack the Microbus & hit the road with the Dead in ‘83, hang out with the deep scene of Dead Head graffiti writers & frisbee players in Central Park, & get back to Madison Square Garden for two shows with two room-shaking bustouts. Guests: David Lemieux, John Meyer, Helen Meyer, Dan English, Alan Trist, John Scher, Eric Schwartz, John Leopold, Charl…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page! This week on the podcast, it’s a return visit from Frank Solivan. Frank has a great new album that just came out as well as a brand new pick company he’s a co-founder of called Tone Slabs. You can check out what Frank has going on here and you can check out the great selection…
 
The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead remained a center of innovation in 1982, exploring their new sound system with John & Helen Meyer of Meyer Sound, an audacious plan to sell live tapes, the DIY zine scene, one future hit, & two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. Guests: Alan Trist, John Meyer, Helen Meyer, Dan English, Bob Minkin, C…
 
Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is the DAWG David Grisman. Honestly, there is nothing you can really say about Dawg that you probably don’t already know….he’s a LEGEND. He really has something special going on with his website ACOUSTIC DISC. He was so gracious to do this and I hope you all enjoy part 2 w…
 
We point the Deadcast to the ‘80s & channel the room-shaking power of the 1981 Madison Square Garden shows on the new box set with archivist David Lemieux, promoter John Scher, photographers Jay Blakesberg & Bob Minkin, tapers Jim Wise & Charlie Miller, & many more. Guests: David Lemieux, John Scher, Jay Blakesberg, Bob Minkin, Charlie Miller, Chri…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is the DAWG David Grisman. Honestly, there is nothing you can really say about Dawg that you probably don’t already know….he’s a LEGEND. He really has something special going on with his website ACOUSTIC DISC. He was so gracious to do this and I hope you all …
 
On a very special bonus episode, we check in with Mickey Hart about his latest drones and hear high tales of Grateful Dead madness, from frying bacon onstage to using firearms as percussion, plus stories about his handcrafted instrument, the Beam, and a look into the Barn, his recording “crucible” in Novato and one of the great and oft-forgotten st…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Don Stiernberg. Don is one of my favorite players and people to talk with and he has just released a brand new recording called “Rhythm Twist” (available here) with an amazing cast of players. The other players that make up the band are Evan Price (website…
 
This week, the Deadcast swaps feeds with the Comes A Time podcast hosted by Dead & Co. bassist Oteil Burbridge & comedian Mike Finoia, featuring their interview with promoter Peter Shapiro, impresario behind Fare Thee Well & the Capitol Theatre, & author of a new book. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week on the podcast is Michael Daves. Michael Daves was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after, he began to make loud noises, so his loving parents put music instruments in front of him. It was a good plan. He grew up in that grand tra…
 
We time travel to one of the Grateful Dead’s most legendary shows, the 1972 benefit that saved the Springfield Creamery, featuring eyewitness accounts of heads freaking freely in the scorching heat amid some of the most incandescent jams of the band’s career. Guests: David Lemieux, Johnny Dwork, Justin Kreutzmann, Chuck Kesey, Sue Kesey, Mike Sherw…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Jason Anick. Berklee College of Music Professor Jason Anick, has earned a reputation among string players as an imaginative improviser, versatile composer, and insightful educator.Growing up playing fiddle tunes with his family and classical music with loc…
 
The Deadcast explores the backdrop for one the Grateful Dead’s most extraordinary shows, saving the Springfield Creamery at an off-the-grid potluck picnic amid Merry Pranksters, colorful commune dwellers, & innovative yogurt pioneers during the heady summer of 1972. GUESTS: Chuck Kesey, Sue Kesey, Nancy Hamren, Huey Lewis, Sam Field, Al Strobel, Ad…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week on the podcast is Joe Brent. Called, “one of the truly exceptional musicians of his generation,” a mandolinist about whom it has been said, “there has never been a mandolinist with greater technical skills,” and a composer whose music, “touches and communicat…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page! My guest this week is one of my favorite people to talk mandolin with, Jacob Jolliff. Jake has an incredible new album coming out on Friday August 5th, which you can pre-order today at this link!! As always, a HUGE THANK YOU to my sponsors! Mandolin CafePeghead NationNorthfiel…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guests this week are John and Jill Turpin the organizers of the Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival. The Festival is a music festival featuring a variety of bluegrass, roots and Americana music from both icons of the industry and innovative up-and-coming artists. Fea…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week on the podcast is Dan Tyminski! Throughout his 30+ year career, Dan Tyminski has left his mark in every corner of modern music. Tyminski’s voice famously accompanies George Clooney’s performance of the Stanley Brother’s Classic song, “I’m A Man of Constant So…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week on the podcast is Irish musician Sean Keegan. Seán was born in London; his parents emigrating from Longford and Leitrim in the late ’70s. A pupil of the renowned traditional music teacher Brendan Mulkere from a young age, Seán grew up within the vibrant Iri…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Carter Shilts. Carter plays with The Honeygoats and has also been filling in with Chicken Wire Empire. He’s a great player, and has a really great right hand! Be sure to head over and follow Carter on his rad Instagram! As always, a HUGE THANK YOU to my sp…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!This week my guests on the podcast are Stan and Lillian Werbin of Elderly Instruments. Elderly is celebrating 50 years in business and on July 5th they will be putting on a 50th year celebration. You can get all the details at their website Elderly Instruments! They will also b…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week on the podcast is Adrian Gross. Adrian Gross was born in Montreal, lives in Toronto, and has been playing music all his life. As one of Canada’s most sought-after mandolin players, he has developed a reputation for his inventive playing and unique voice on th…
 
Episode Notes Support the Mandolins and Beer Podcast at my Patreon page!My guest this week is Ashby Frank. Growing up in central North Carolina, Frank was something of a prodigy as a teenager on mandolin, though he is proficient on multiple instruments and as a singer. After college he moved to Nashville and worked for a time with Special Consensus…
 
Our Deadcast season finale explores how the Grateful Dead crafted 73 hours of tape into the sparkling triple-LP Europe ‘72, commissioned iconic cover art, spawned several new businesses, created a global impact, & eventually built a groundbreaking box set four decades later. Guests: Bob Matthews, Sam Cutler, Alan Trist, Steve Parish, Janet Furman, …
 
The Grateful Dead (& the Deadcast) finish the Europe ‘72 tour with 4 rapturous nights at London’s Lyceum Ballroom, where they record much of their new live album, including a most psychedelicized tour finale, plus deep dives into “Ramble On Rose,” “Morning Dew,” & other classics. Guests: Sam Cutler, Steve Parish, Alan Trist, David Nelson, Ben Halle…
 
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