Sunday, March 1, 7pm MST: "House" concert at KZMU in Moab, Utah. Live performance at the radio station (1734 Rocky Road, Moab) and streaming online. It's the Kokopelli Coffee House with host Backofbeyondananda. Suggested donation $10 and some food to share.
Monday, March 2, 6:30pm: House concert in Salt Lake City. Suggested donation $10 and some food to share. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Wednesday, March 4, 9:00 pm: Flagstaff Brewing Company, 16 E. Route 66, Flagstaff AZ. No cover!
Saturday, March 7, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market at Splash Pad Park (across from the Grand Lake Theater) in Oakland CA. Free! Great produce, crafts, and prepared foods.
Saturday, March 7, 6pm: Rubber Souldiers and Batacha play a benefit and auction for the Nonesuch School. Masonic Center, 373 N. Main, Sebastopol CA. $20, or $15 if you bring 3 cans of food for the food bank. 707-696-6800.
Saturday, March 14, 3-5pm: Saturday Casual & Cozy winter time Music Series at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax CA. No cover!
March 26-29: Suwannee SpringFest, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak FL (just across the Georgia line). DG plays solo and with Rubber Souldiers! Plus Donna the Buffalo, Emmitt Nershi Band, The Duhks, The Lee Boys, Darrell Scott, Darol Anger & Mike Marshall with Väsen, Blueground Undergrass, Dread Clampitt, more TBA. http://www.magmusic.com
More info and more shows at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html
Merl Saunders' 75th Birthday Bash (A Memorial and Celebration of Merl's life!)
Featuring: David Grisman Melvin Seals Narada Michael Walden Norton Buffalo Bill Vitt Tony Saunders Original Rainforest Band Michael Hinton Larry Vann Michael Warren Carl Lockett Larry Batiste Misa Malone Peter Albin The Rowan Bros. (Lorin & Chris) Nick Gravenites Mitch Stein
Master of Ceremonies: Max Gail Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009
Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8:30 PM
Tickets: On Sale Sunday, January 4 $25 General Admission
Weir & Wasserman Are Scaring The Children Once Again
In the late 80s and early 90s, Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman often toured together as Scaring The Children. The two went on to form RatDog, with Wasserman departing the group in 2002. On March 26, the longtime friends will take to the stage together once again as Scaring The Children at the Fillmore in San Francisco. They will be joined at this show by RatDog's Jay Lane (with echoes of the RatDog 3 from year's past, including a notable Wetlands Preserve run in February 1999). Also on the bill is Band of Brotherz, with a presale starting Tuesday, February 10 at Noon EST.
CW: What was it like going over to Bob Weir’s (The Grateful Dead) house to record the song “Cadillac” on your album, “Dream?”
Williams: That was very surreal. The whole process of that coming about actually took about a year and half. He is very kind and generous and welcoming. I am sure he knew that I was [a] little bit nervous and he definitely was very cool. It was a very pleasurable experience.
CW: You can hear Weir’s dog barking in the song. Why did you guys decide to leave him in there?
Williams: Bobby wanted a foot-tapping track. This was after I was gone. He had cork floors in the studio, and felt the sound of flesh on the bottom of his foot sounded really good and he wanted to record that. So he did and the dog was outside the screen door and he started barking. We left it in and it felt really organic and natural and like home-studio style, which is what it was. I wanted to leave everything that Bobby put into that song.
CW: The song eventually won a Jammy for “song of the year,” but I remember listening to it for the first time going, “Is that really a dog?”
Williams: It’s very Grateful Dead-y. You know what I mean? There is the record where they are at Radio City Music Hall and the dog walks out on stage. The dog thing to me is very Grateful Dead-scene oriented.
We have a few tickets remaining for some of the shows for The Dead Tour 2009 that will be available via credit card only. Please NO phone calls or emails asking for seat locations, we have limited floor and lower bowl tickets. This offer will close when tickets are gone or by February 3, 2009. Ticket prices and the credit card form can be found on our website. gdtstoo.com