Posts Tagged ‘Bob Weir’

Mickey, Billy and Tim

Monday, June 21st, 2010

When members of the two bands I’ve seen the most of in my life play together, the least I can do is give ‘em a plug on my blog.

Former Grateful Dead drummers  Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann have announced that Tim Bluhm, of Mother Hips fame, will join their band, Rythym Devils, for shows  beginning August and September through the northeast, midwest and southeast.

This should be an interesting sound. Too bad they don’t have any shows scheduled out West yet.

Should also mention that I caught Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s band Further for one night of the Mountain Aire–Further Fest.

Amazing show.

In a tribute to their collective body of work, they played full albums. We missed Workingman’s Dead, American Beauty and Anthem of the Sun on the first night, but caught stellar performances of Blues for AllahAoxomoxa and Terrapin Station on Saturday.

Unlike the many Dead shows I caught in the 90′s, this band was actually tight.

They have John Kadelecik from the Dark Star Orchestra playing lead guitar and sharing vocal duties. Dark Star Orchestra was famous for playing original setlists from different Dead eras as close to the original versions as possible. He played some of the Jerry parts at Further Fest note for note.

Would strongly recommend checking these guys out if they make it to your hometown.