The Owsley Stanley Foundation – Checking In With The Mothership

A mid-week special episode with Starfinder Stanley and Hawk from The Owsley Stanley Foundation. The Owsley Stanley Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of “Bear’s Sonic Journals,” Owsley’s archive of more than 1,300 live concert soundboard recordings from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including recordings by Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and more than 80 other artists across nearly every musical idiom. These analog reel-to-reel recordings are nearing the end of their expected shelf lives and will deteriorate and be lost forever if they are not preserved and that is the mission of the Owsley Stanley Foundation.

We check in with Starfinder and Hawk and talk about finding the most recent release ‘Bear’s Sonic Journals: Merry-Go-Round At The Carousel’ Tim Buckley at the Carousel Ballroom on June 15th & 16th 1968. This is a true gem and among Buckley aficionados considered to be a seminal performance. We also get into some of the inner workings of the OSF and how everyone out there can help make sure Bear’s meticulous work and honored legacy live on!

Head over to to check out the full catalog of releases and to see how you can sponsor a reel (or reels) and make sure the music never stops!

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