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Greetings Dead Freaks! This week I have Jen Powers & Mathew Rolin of the Powers/Rolin Duo on the show. We talk about improvised music, their work as a duo, individually, and their new album with Jayson Gerycz (Cloud Nothings). After our chat, I spin a lengthy mix of Grateful Dead because, what could be better? "Lamplighter" from Gerycz/Powers/Rolin…
 
Greetings, Dead Freaks! On this episode, I am joined by Dave Harrington. Dave has a lot of musical irons in the fire but his band, Darkside, has returned from hiatus with a new album entitled, Spiral. We talk about putting the duo back together, improvisation, Dave's numerous other projects and, of course, Grateful Dead. After the chat, there is a …
 
I had the pleasure of chatting with John Andrews about the upcoming John Andrews & The Yawns album, "Cookbook". We talk about growing up in New Jersey, playing in Quilt and Woods, and so much more. After the chat and a lovely sample from the album, I've got a terrific mix of Grateful Dead music for you. You can purchase physical editions of "Cookbo…
 
Greetings Dead Freaks. We've got a great chat with Josh Moss of The Modern Folk. Josh's music ranges from gentle folk to, well, out there and covers a lot of points in between. We talk about his recent and upcoming releases and spin a huge mix of Grateful Dead. I also take a few minutes to remember the late Rick Harris. Known for his work on the br…
 
Greetings Dead Freaks! For this episode I am proud to share my conversation with the one and only Donna Jean Godchaux McKay. Donna Jean has just released a terrific remix of a song that she's previously recorded with Jeff Mattson (Dark Star Orchestra, Zen Tricksters) under the name, Donna Jean and the Tricksters. The song is called "Shelter" and we…
 
Greetings Dead Freaks! This week, I welcome Jerry Grillo, journalist and author of a terrific new biography about the late, legendary, Col. Bruce Hampton. The book is called The Music And Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton - A Basically True Biography and it is set to be released in April 1 by the University of Georgia Press. We talk about the book, …
 
Greetings, Dead Freaks! This time around I am joined by my friend, Lorien, to talk about the great run from 50 years ago this week at The Cap in Portchester, NY. Lorien is a student of the Grateful Dead and also did the research on one unique aspect of these shows; the E.S.P. experiments. We get into all of that and spin some great tunes for you so…
 
Greetings, Dead Freaks! For this new episode, I chat with guitarist, Brad Farberman. Brad plays with Middle Blue, Big Feet, and more. He's also producing a monthly compilation called "Stay In Shape" to benefit music venues that have been shut down due to coronavirus. Brad's music resides somewhere near the intersection of jazz, funk, and jam and, t…
 
Greetings Dead Freaks! It's late December and the year is almost gone. I don't think many of us are going to miss 2020 but let's look instead to celebrate the season and remember a Christmas past. It's just you, me, and the Grateful Dead this time with a little something else thrown in for fun, so stoke up the fire, turn on the outside lights, and …
 
This week I talked with actor, producer, playwright, and Deadhead, Erik Jensen. Erik has co-written several plays with his wife Jessica Blank including "How To Be A Rock Critic" in which he portrayed famed critic Lester Bangs and this year's "Coal Country" which featured songs and on-stage performance from Steve Earle. We talk about Erik's history …
 
Greetings Dead Freaks! On this episode, I chat with the talented guitarist and songwriter, Zachary Cale. We discuss his most recent album, False Spring, selecting and playing covers, the pros and cons of live streaming, and, of course, Grateful Dead. After that and a selection from Zachary's record, I've got a nice chunk of live Dead for your ear h…
 
In this episode I've got two interviews to fill your ears, hearts, and minds. Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks, The Skiffle Players) talks about his new EP, "Speak of Love". Then, Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Grateful Shred), tells us about his new release, "The Motorcycle Song EP." We hear a bit from each release and then dig into a big c…
 
Greetings, Dead Freaks! We've got a bonus episode here this week featuring an interview with Billy Bright of the great great band, Wood & Wire. Billy talks about their latest album, "No Matter Where It Goes From Here", Texas bluegrass, songwriting, and, of course, Grateful Dead. We get a taste of the album and then get down with some live Dead to g…
 
Greetings Dead Freaks! This episode is a celebration of Bob Weir's birthday and a dive into his unique and ever-changing guitar sound. I am joined by Alex Wise who is a fan, guitar player, and a radio host. We delve into a number of the shifting aspects of Bobby's guitar playing queuing up examples along the way. Afterwards there's a great chunk of…
 
Greetings, Dead Freaks! We're back with a fresh episode, this time a talk with writer, Eric Renner Brown. Eric is a writer and editor for Pollstar and, more importantly, a Deadhead. We talked about how he, a younger fan, got into the band, seeing the post-Dead offshoots with his Deadhead Dad and, of course his favorite tapes. After all of that, I'v…
 
This episode features a chat with three fans who have a unique responsibility. Toni Fishman and Jason Scheuner own Dick Latvala's archive and, with the help of Scott Medeiros, they are cataloging, and transferring the rich wealth of recordings therein. We had an interesting and wide ranging conversation about what they refer to as "Dick's Stash" as…
 
On this episode I welcome back Nick Mitchell Maiato. You may know him as one of the guitarists & songwriters from One Eleven Heavy but this go-round he's here to talk about his upcoming solo album, Pino Carrasco. A lot has gone down since we spoke for episode 30. He and I chat about recording an album at home during lockdown in Spain, some of the l…
 
Greetings, Dead Freaks! This go-round, there's no guests, no theme and no worries. It's just you and me and some good old Grateful Dead. Actually, I do spend a few minutes talking about the latest Dave's Pick and Garcia Live releases because they're good and worth your attention. I also spin the first single from the upcoming Garcia Peoples album a…
 
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