Greetings, Dead Freaks! This go-round we present to you Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard who make up the group, Elkhorn. These guys make terrific, improvisational, instrumental music that I think will be well worth your time. They come on and chat at length about their two new albums, Sun Cycle and Elk Jam (both to be released on April 12 via Feeding Tube Records). The conversation inevitably steers toward Grateful Dead and we discuss some of their favorite Dead jams.

Along with the conversation, we get to hear a taste from each of their new records, and then we spin some killer Grateful Dead jams.

In support of their new records, Elkhorn is hitting the road in April. They’re playing a few dates as the head out to the Milwaukee Psych Fest (where they’ll join previous Brokedown Pod guests, Dire Wolves and Garcia Peoples) followed by a few more back East.

Wednesday 4/10 – Bloomington IL – Reverberation Vinyl
Thursday 4/11 – Minneapolis MN – Assembly
Saturday 4/13 – Milwaukee WI at Milwaukee Psych Fest and Acme Records
Sunday 4/14 – Chicago IL – Elastic Arts
Monday 4/15 – Cleveland OH – Maple Lanes
Tuesday 4/16 – Philadelphia PA – The Rotunda
Wednesday 4/17 – Washington DC – Dwell
Thursday 4/18 – New York NY – Nublu

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Selections In This Episode:

III (excerpt) from the album, Elk Jam, available from Feeding Tube Records.
Subway Mirror Heart (excerpt) from the album, Sun Cycle, available from Feeding Tube Records.

Grateful Dead – 1969-06-19 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA: Jam -> The Main Ten -> Jam -> Dark Star Jam -> Other One Jam