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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
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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

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

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

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

Lewi Longmire LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
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

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

Fruition LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.


Grateful Dead Archive

KBOO GD show homepage

UCSC Grateful Dead Research Guide


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 04/18/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Bob DylanTough MamaPlanet Waves
Legion of MaryTough Mama4/12/75 early show, Masonic Temple, Scranton, PA
Bob DylanIt Takes A Lot to Laugh, A Train to CryHighway 61 Revisited
Jerry Garcia and Merl SaundersIt Takes A Lot to Laugh, A Train to Cry5/4/73, Homer's Warehouse, Palo Alto, CA
Bob DylanShe Belongs To MeBringing It All Back Home
Jerry Garcia & John KahnShe Belongs To Me10/11/1985, River Theater, Guerneville, CA
Bob DylanI Shall Be ReleasedBob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Jerry Garcia BandI Shall Be Released11/17/91, Hartford Civic Center
Bob DylanThe Wicked MessengerJohn Wesley Harding
Legion of MaryThe Wicked Messenger4/10/75, The Bottom Line, NY, NY
Bob DylanPositively 4th StreetBob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Legion of MaryPositively 4th Street11/29/75, Keystone, Berkeley, CA
Bob DylanWhen I Paint My MasterpieceBob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Jerry Garcia and Merl SaundersWhen I Paint My Masterpiece1/25/73, Boarding House, San Francisco, CA
Bob DylanGoing Going GonePlanet Waves
Legion of MaryGoing Going Gone4/20/75, Capitol City Theater, Madison, WI
I began the 'Jerry Covers Project' a couple of years ago and am featuring Jerry's solo cover material (but not all of it), in a similar fashion to a Grateful Dead covers special I produced.  This means that you'll hear the originally recorded version of the song and then Jerry performing it with one of his side groups.

Generally, I emphasize the early-mid 1970s era, but won't stay there. I have already done two jazz and two funk/soul shows. You can see the playlists and hear the audio from (almost) all previous iterations of this special on my website.

Today's show will be the Bob Dylan portion of the special and will include both frequently played and rare covers.

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 04/11/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful Dead ~ 9.20.1970 ~ Fillmore East ~ New York City, NY
1. Uncle John's Band
2. Deep Ellum Blues
3. Brokedown Palace
4. Friend of the Devil
5. To Lay Me Down
6. Truckin
7. Dark Hollow
8. Ripple
9. New Speedway Boogie

SET 1 is acoustic Dead, the complete set. David Grisman plays mandolin on Friend Of The Devil, David Nelson joins with another mandolin on Big Railroad Blues; both continue through Ripple. There is a hint of harmonica on Dark Hollow, presumably Pigpen's. The instrumentation on To Lay Me Down is hard to figure but the electric guitar is probably Bobby and Jim Wise may be right that the piano is Jerry on this tune. The piano on Truckin' is Pigpen, however. Nelson & Grisman return on mandolin for Rosalie McFall. Jerry switches to electric guitar for Cumberland and New Speedway, then back to acoustic for Brokedown Palace. Pigpen plays piano again on this tune.

Fruition ~ 2.27.15 ~ Fillmore ~ San Francisco, CA
10. Mountain Annie

Fruition ~ 1.10.15 ~ Jam Cruise Golden Jazz Bar ~ Somewhere Out At Sea
11. Are You Ready For The County? w/Anders Beck

Phil & Friends ~ 2.7.15 ~ Terrapin Crossroads ~ San Rafel, CA
12. Cryptical > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical

Phish ~ 4.5.98 ~ Providence Civic Center ~ Providence, RI
13. Maze > Shafty > Possum > Cavern

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 03/28/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful DeadUniversal AmphitheaterUniversal City, Calif.07-01-73 Set One
Mississippi Halfstep*
Me And MY Uncle*
The Race Is On*
Brown Eyed Woman*
Looks Like Rain*
Don't Ease Me In*
Big River*
Chinacat Sunflower>*
I Know You Rider*
Around And Around*
Playin' iIn The Band*
Steve Kimmock And FriendsGypsy SalliesWashington D.C.03-11-15 Tribute To Jerry
Tore Up*
Takes A Lot to Laugh*

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 03/21/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 

A compilation from the Spring 1991 East coast tour. Dates in parentheses are all from March, click them for a treat. Song titles and venue names too!

Hell in A Bucket > Sugaree (17), Minglewood Blues (27), Loose Lucy (27), Queen Jane Approximately (25), Row Jimmy (27), Black Throated Wind (20), *Reuben and Cherise (17), Picasso Moon (18), Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain (27), The Music never Stopped > Might As Well (20)

* first live performance

17, 18, 20 - Capital Centre, Landover, MD
25 - Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
27 - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 03/07/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
GD9/15/72Boston Music HallBird Song
GD8/6/71HollywoodSt. Stephen>
GD8/6/71HollywoodThe Other One>
GD8/6/71HollywoodMe and My Uncle>
GD8/6/71HollywoodThe Other One
GD2/13/70Fillmore EastDark Star>
GD2/13/70Fillmore EastThats It For The Other One

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 02/28/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Jon HendricksFire mIn The CityN/AVerve
Grateful DeadFillmore West, S.F.02-27-69Sbd.
Dupree's Diamond Blues*
Mountains Of The Moon*
Dark Star
Grateful DeadOrpheum Theater, S.F.07-17-76SBD.
Comes A Time>*
The Other One >*
Eyes Of The World >*
The Other One >*
G.D.T.R.F.B. >*
Saturday Night*
Grateful DeadAutzen Stadium, Eugene, Or.08-22-93SBD.
The Days Bewtween*

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 02/21/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY, February 18 - 24, 1971
The performance date (18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24) for each song are in parentheses next to the song title.
Song premieres have an asterisk (*) preceding the song name.

This six night run is the final batch of shows at this venue. The Dead premiered 5 tunes (Bertha, Loser, Greatest Story Ever Told, Playing in the Band, Wharf Rat) on the first night, two more (Bird Song, Deal) on the following night, and participated in an ESP experiment conducted by Dr. Stanley Krippner every night. The results were published in The Journal of the American Society of Psychosomatic Dentistry and Medicine in February 1973.

The first night was also drummer Mickey Hart's last show until October 20, 1974 and the second night became an official release. It is totally clear that everyone is enjoying the musical experimentation that is taking place. More here...

Smokestack Lightning (19), *Greatest Story Ever Told (18), Loser (23), Easy Wind (19), *Bird Song (18), Dark Hollow (19), Morning Dew (23), King Bee (24), Dark Star > *Wharf Rat > Dark Star (18), *Playing in the Band (18), Not Fade Away > Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad > Not Fade Away (24), Ripple (20)

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/31/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Bill Kreutzmann's Lock'n Step All StarsBird Song9/5/14Live
Jorma KaukonenBar Room Crystal BallAin't In No HurryRed
Jorma KaukonenSuffer Little Children to Come Unto MeAin't In No HurryRed House
Jorma KaukonenIn My DreamsAin't In No HurryRed House
Phil Lesh & FriendsContract12/15/14Live
Cumberland Blues
Phil Lesh & FriendsCan't Come Down1/2/15Live
Phil Lesh & FriendsNew New Minglewood Blues1/3/15Live
Alice D. Millionaire>
Me an My Uncle
Phil Lesh & FriendsViola Lee Blues>1/16/15Live
Viola Lee Blues>
Death Don't Have No Mercy
David Nelson BandEdge of the Wire11/9/14Live
Bill Kreutzmann's Lock'n Step All StarsLet THe Good Times Roll9/5/14 Live
All the "drop music" was from Bill Frisell's "Guitars of the Space Age" on Okeh Records
The Phil Lesh and Friends cast and Crew varied but might have included Scott Law, Stu Allen, David Nelson, Barry Sless, John Molo, Cody Dickinson, Jeff Chimenti, and others...

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 01/24/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful DeadMadison Square Garden, N.Y.09-20-90Set One - SBD.
Feel Like A Stranger*
All Over Now*
Ramble On Rose*
El Paso*
Brown Eyed Woman*
Greatest Story*
U.S. Blues*
Set Two*
Truckin' >*
Chinacat Sunflower >*
I.K.Y.R. >*
Man Smart >*
Grateful DeadMiami Pop Fest, Fla.12-29-69Sbd.
Dark Star >*
St Steven*


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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