- Jonathan Hart
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 and as well as a Grateful Dead cover from songwriter, Glenn Thomas. Then we get into a bunch of Dead music ranging from 1973 to 1981 and featuing some serious hot rock & roll as well as deep jamming that will not disappoint.
The new Garcia Peoples album, “Nightcap At Wits’ End” is due out in October and is available from Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. It’s more song oriented than their last album but suffers no lack of killer guitar riffs & solos. I cannot get enough of the thing so far. You can find it at https://garciapeoplesbbib.bandcamp.com. If you’re a record collector like myself, they’ve just announced a second pressing of the very groovy splatter vinyl so jump on that before it’s gone. Time will tell but I suspect that this is a strong candidate for many end-of-the-year lists.
Glenn Thomas’ excellent cover of “Black Muddy River” can be found at his website, https://www.glennthomasmusic.com/. There you can also order his new record, “Reassure Me There’s A Window” which is a lovely collection of songs that is well worth your ears. Thanks to Glenn for sending me that cover to share with all of you.
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