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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Help on The Way

I am not a big fan of Grateful Dead cover bands, at least the official ones. Wouldn't sit through a Dead & Co. show if you paid me real money. 

Billy Kreutzmann turned seventy five recently and the long time Dead drummer was joined by some very fine musicians for a birthday jam over at his place in Hawaii. Billy Strings and Tom Hamilton are playing guitars on this cut, watched Carlos Santana join in on one the other day.

Tom Hamilton is great, he gets it, the horn player is great, all of these vids are worth watching and listening to. And I honestly think that this band smokes Phil and Friends and Dead & Co and the Wolf Bros and anybody else out there. Good for Billy, the guy still drives the groove beautifully and tastefully.

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