Live Dead 69 (partial set) @ Salvage Station 5-6-2017
Tom Constanten: Original Grateful Dead pianist who played all the keyboards on the “Live Dead” recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first ambitious/ experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa,” and tours.
Mark Karan: Lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones.
Slick Aguilar who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before that.
Tony ‘EngLESH’ Morley: Jefferson Starship bassist … and Joe Chirco, drummer with Bob Weir, John Kadlecik & David Nelson Band.- have joined for spring headline dates.
LIVE DEAD 69 performs the classic “Live Dead” (recorded in 1969) in its entirety for the first time anywhere ever, a laudable achievement unto itself. Moreover, they are the only touring entity that applies Grateful Dead’s classic zeitgeist of extemporization and interpretive improvisation beyond an ever expanding repertoire, much of which is created entirely ‘in the moment’ – without rehearsal or traditional ‘preparation.’
The players’ pedigree offers a unique familiarity with Grateful Dead’s halcyon material, and implies an improvisational prowess beyond anything else in the jam band oeuvre.