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Episode Archive

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/21/15

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Sat, 11/21/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Tribute to Allen Toussaint

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Grateful Dead
Sun here.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 11/07/15

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Sat, 11/07/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/31/15

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Sat, 10/31/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead embark on a new era.

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Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
The Grateful Dead embark on a new era.

The Grateful Dead had several reasonably distinct eras during their performing career. Each started with a (somewhat sustained) burst of re-energized live shows. Today we'll explore one of those 'new' eras. But which one?

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/17/15

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Sat, 10/17/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Lewi Longmire will be In-Studio

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Sat, 10/10/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
grateful dead and friends
I folks, tune in this Saturday and catch some great tunes fro mthe Grateful Dead and Greensky Bluegrass. We will also be playing some somber selection to honor Chris Chandler, local music fan that passed away due to a hit and run accident.

Around 1PM I'm excited to have local musical hero Lewi Longmire come in and play some songs. 

Grateful Dead & Friends on 10/03/15

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Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead And Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents

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Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Boston Music Hall 06-12-76 SET TWO SBD.
Hello again fellow space travelers! We continue our 50th Anniversary coverage of "Good Old You Know Who" playing at Boston Music Hall. We got all the way up to Lazy Lightning > Supplication during the pledge drive on the 12th of September, and now we'll finish the show by picking up where we left off. Be sure to tell your friends about this show, for its going to be a good one! Join Duane Goslar as we hurtle toward the end of the 1976 comeback tour! You won't regret it!

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan.

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Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Celebrating Pigpen's 70th birthday.

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan, who had the crazy idea to transform Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champion's into an electric rock and roll band, ultimately known as The Grateful Dead. Pigpen's 70th birthday was September 8th, 2015.

This show will feature great versions of many standard Pig covers, but also some pretty obscure, rarely (and never) performed material, including originals. But you'll have to tune in to find out what.


Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 35:24 minutes (32.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 60:02 minutes (54.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Lewi Longmire LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
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  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 36:45 minutes (38.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 54:15 minutes (56.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Fruition LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 47:59 minutes (49.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

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Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 58:24 minutes (60.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon 2014

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Sat, 02/08/2014
KBOO Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon goes LIVE at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 8th! It's gonna ROCK! It's gonna ROLL! It's gonna be CRAZY-GO-NUTS!

All you need to do is listen. Whatever you're doing, take KBOO with you and don't miss a single note or beat. Bring a phone too, because this is a Membership Drive Special! Become a member! Renew your membership! Get a gift membership for  a friend, neighbor, loved (or loathed*) one, etc.

Log on, tune in, and ROCK OUT!

*Karl Rove's, GW Bush's, David Koch's, and the President's gift memberships have all lapsed. Just sayin'.

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on his new Smithsonian Collection of the world's music

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Sat, 10/15/2011

Most of you are familiar with Mickey Hart for his decades of work as one of The Grateful Dead's drummers. 

But did you know about his work with the Smithsonian Institution, specifically with their Smithsonian Folkways music label?

Well earlier this week, the Smithsonian released the Mickey Hart Collection featuring 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

And on this week's installment of Grateful Dead &  Friends, Mickey joined us live to talk about the Collection, his new band, tour and forthcoming album.

You can freely download 10 files and stream 25 others from the Collection and watch a behind-the-scenes tour of Smithsonian Folkways with Mickey.

Grateful Dead Archivist - Nicholas Meriwether

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Sat, 06/18/2011

Recorded late May 2011 at KBOO Studios by Andrew Geller.  We touch on current events, near-future plans including the grand opening in 2012, some really cool recent contributions and much more.


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Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 11/01/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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GD9-21-73PhiladelphiaHC Sunshine
SKB1-6-05Boulder CoLong form Pt 1
GD12-1-79Pittsburgh.PaHes gone>
GD12-1-79PittsburghGloria Jam>
GD12-1-79PittsburghCC Rider>
GD12-1-79PittsburghBlack Peter>
GD12-1-79PittsburghSug Mags

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 10/25/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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SKB1-6-05Boulder, COIt's Up toYou
GD7-18-76SFLazy Lightning>
GD7-18-76SFLet It Grow>
GD7-18-76SFWharf Rat>
GD7-18-76SFOther One>
GD7-18-76SFSt. Stephen>
GD7-18-76SFST Stephen
SKB1-6-05Boulder COTongue and Groove

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 10/18/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Music from (mostly) October Grateful Dead shows between 1966-1970 to give a sense of how the band's sound, performance and style changed year to year.

11/3/65 - Golden Gate Studios, San Francisco, CA

10/7/66 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Stealin', Cream Puff War

10/22/67 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
*Cryptical Envelopment > *The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment
*New Potato Caboose
* first live performance

10/20/68 - Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA
Turn on Your Lovelight

10/26/69 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
jam, Casey Jones, Dire Wolf, Easy Wind

11/1/69 - Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
Mama Tried > High Time

10/31/70 - Gymnasium, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Till the Morning Comes, Dark Hollow, Attics of My Life, Sugar Magnolia, Brokedown Palace

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 09/27/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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CaloboWhat Time Is It?Live At The Crystal BallroomPadre Productions
Grateful DeadIf I Had A World To GiveShakedown StreetArista
Grateful DeadCairo EgyptSound And Light Theater09-16-78
Ollin Arageed >*Wiith Hamza El-Din
Fire On The Mountain >*
Aiko Aiko*
I Need A Miracle >*
Used To Love Her*
Shakedown St. >*
K.V.H.W.Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, Ca.11-21-98
Soul Roach >*
Shotgun House >*
Soul Roach*
New Nodge*
Good Old Grateful Dead, With Some Kimock Thrown In For Good Measure!

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 09/13/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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A mix of old and new today featuring Furthur and The Grateful Dead with members of Jefferson Airplane.

The track list will have a ( ) after each song to indicate which show iot came from. Click the dates for audio recordings. Many more Furthur photos available at the audio recording link.

Furthur - 9/28/12 - Edgefield Ampitheater, Troutdale, WA (F)

Grateful Dead (or just Jerry?) & Jefferson Airplane - 9/7/69 - Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA (GD/JA)

Jack Straw (F), Crazy Fingers (F), Althea (F) 
That'll Be the Day (GD/JA)
Doin' That Rag (F), Satisfaction (F), Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Let It Grow > The Wheel > Comes A Time > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower (F)
Wipeout > Big Railroad blues (GD/JA)

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 09/06/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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GD4/29/71FECold Rain and Snow
GDXX-XX-75Ace's Mill Valley, CaA to E jam
GD10/30/68The MatrixClementine Jam>
GD10/30/68The MatrixThe Eleven jam
GD9/11/73William and Mary collegeDark Star>
GD9/11/73William and Mary collegeMorning Dew

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/30/2014

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Grateful DeadAttics of My LifePresenting the WarlocksGrateful Dead Productions
Gov't MuleWandering Child12/31/
The DeadDeath Don't Have No Mercy7/16/
Jerry GarciaI'll Be With TheeGarcia Live Vol
CSNYPushed it Over the EndCSNY 74Rhino
CSNYBlack QueenCSNY 74Rhino
CSNYPre Road DownsCSNY74Rhino
The DeadCortez The Killer7/16/
Gov't MuleLay of the SunflowerThe Deep End Vol 1ATO
Phil Lesh & FriendsMason's ChildrenThere and Back AgainSony
Gov't MuleBanks of the Deep EndThe Deep End Vol 1ATO
Gov't MuleLay Your Burden DownMulenniumEvil Teen
Grateful DeadThe Other One>Dave's Picks 11Rhino
Grateful DeadBrokedown PalaceDave's Picks 11Rhino
Today's show is dedicated to the memory of Brian Farmer, Roadie and Guitar tech extraordinaire.

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/23/2014

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Humble PieI Don't Need No Doctor5/28/71Fillmore East
GDJam2/28/75Ace's Mill Valley, Ca
Miles DavisDouble Image2/70Bithes Brew Sessions
GDPlayin In The Band>7/21/74Hollywood Bowl
GDWharf Rat>7/21/74Hollywood Bowl
GDTruckin>7/21/74Hollywood Bowl
GDPlayin In The Band7/21/74Hollywood Bowl
GDAlligator>8/23/68Shrine Auditorium
GDCaution//8/23/68Shrine Auditorium

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/16/2014

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Who Needs Songs? special - Part 2

Today, I continue (conclude?) a special I started with my May program when I tried to answer "What would this show sound like if I played no songs?"

The Grateful Dead are synonymous with extended improvisational jamming.  So I'm playing nothing but prime examples of this. And as an added twist, I've chosen excerpts in such a way that it will very difficult for the listener to determine what song the jam is in, came out of or is going into. Or so I think.

10/18/72 - jam (inside Dark Star)
6/14/76 - jam (inside Slipknot!)
3/25/72 - jam w/Bo Diddley
5/19/74 - jam (out of Truckin')
9/20/90 - jam (post Dark Star verse 2)
9/3/67 - jam (inside Midnight Hour)
6/28/76 - jam >Happiness Is Drumming
3/24/73 - jam > Spanish jam
10/19/73 - jam > Mind Left Body jam
10/8/68 - jam > The Seven


I love dead

 I always listen to your dead program on sat!


Stefano...from Rome, Italy.


Solo Jerry At Passaic, NJ

Hey there Sun Lee/ GD&F DJ's...

First, thanks for volunteering. KBOO is the best, thanks to all you wonderful volunteers.

Second, I wanted to make a new comment, this somehow seems to be a reply. Whoops! My skills at these things are pretty slim, my apologies....

Third and main point: I LOVED the (solo acoustic) Jerry set last week, but when I clicked on the link in the PLAYLISTS tab, it played another (GD electric) set. Did I do something wrong? Or perhaps the link is wrong?

I'd love to have access to the Jerry set. Please advise!

Thanks & happy new year to all....





Play more GRATEFUL DEAD dammit!

 Hey Sun,

How many GD songs did you play today performed by the Grateful Dead? I counted four (five if you include Hey Jude.). Play more GD man, it's called the "Grateful Dead and Friends" not "Bands who wish they were the Grateful Dead."

I like the show and I like KBOO but I (and most of my friends who also listen) want to hear the GRATEFUL DEAD, not Furthur, not Widespread Panic, or some local jam band. GRATEFUL DEAD, more please. We don't want to hear other bands playing Grateful Dead songs (Widespread Panic) but the actual GD playing GD music.





GD marathon

I'd like to request some shows for the GD marathon this weekend. I'd love to hear 12-31-83 Civic Aud  and/or  8-28-82 Veneta OCF grounds. Do you have the SBD's from the Further shows from Oakland w/ John Kadlecik. -thanks, Jakester, Vancouver, WA

Saturday 8/22/09

Duane, sorry I missed your email/show. Perhaps we can schedule another time to do it. Life has been way hectic, but will slow down soon :o)


The Grateful Dead

Hey, Duane!

Caught your show today for the first time since moving back to the NW after a 33 year exile in Wyoming. In early 1969 (40 years ago!), I was a senior at Columbia River High in Vancouver-new the year before from Connecticut-and not allowed to driver over to Portland after dark. My girlfriend really wanted to go to a concert at this place I'd never heard of to see two bands I'd never heard of. Her Mom consented to drive she, I and her younger sister over and pick us up afterward. Great concert, great bands, great venue-though as a suburban teen, I was a bit shocked by the older hippies and some of their behavior. We, as minors, got kicked out about 10 or 10:30, but it was a memorable evening. The Grateful Dead and the Quicksilver Messenger Service at The Crystal Ballroom!

Enjoyed your show, and will catch it again. Thanks, Beau in Vancouver

Matt's Birthday today!!!!!!!!!

When I spoke with you I did not know it was your special LIFE Day!!!! Wish you peace, joy and good vibes for your DAY and beyond!! Namaste' Sheri Hoffman (your pesky cd addict). A very Happy BirthDAY and many more to come!!


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