Come see us work out your favorite songs acoustically at The Sardine Room, and have the tastiest brunch in Detroit!
Raising the Dead is excited to return to Jerome, MI for the Oddly Specific Gathering. Last year was magical (and cold! This year looks nicer weather-wise). We perform on Saturday 9/23 from 8-11pm. If you want to join us, purchase your tickets and get directions here.
On Saturday night, August 26, RTD performed in Toledo, OH at a 50th birthday party for Mark Greenblatt. The Greenblatt's leaned in to the Dead theme, setting up a mini shakedown, with a tye dying station in addition to an amazing catered authentic Mexican buffet. Bill, Dave, and Chaim were joined by Mike Bush of Dead at the Winery fame, and Bill's friend Dave ran sound for us with Bill's state-of-the-art QSC system. We had a really amazing show with a setlist inspired by the invitation to the party.
Mark Greenblatt's 50th Birthday Party, Toledo, OH 8-26-2023
Set I: Playin' in the Band > Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion, He's Gone, Victim or the Crime > Touch of Grey > Looks Like Rain, Ruben and Cerise, Weather Report > Let It Grow > Playin' in the Band
Set II: Sugar Magnolia > Shakedown Street, Foolish Heart, Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > Lazy River Road > Dancing in the Street > Turn On Your Love Light > Sunshine Daydream
E: One More Saturday Night, Not Fade Away
Bill & Dave had a reunion with the Waldecker boys at the Sardine Room's August Grateful Brunch, and it was a hoot! Joseph played with us for the first time since leaving the band in February, and James had sit in just a week before at a private party. We took the opportunity to bring out some rarities (including Furthur tunes with lyrics by Robert Hunter) and debut some new tunes we'd never played. Check it out!
Grateful Brunch at the Sardine Room, Plymouth, MI 8-26-2023
Set I: Help on the Way > Slipknot > Mississippi Half Step Toodeloo, Dupree's Diamond Blues*, New Speedway Boogie, Big Bad Blues, High Time*, Mason's Children > Turn on Your Love Light
Set II: Sugar Magnolia > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Touch of Grey, Victim or the Crime, Colors of the Rain, Box of Rain, Cassidy, Throwing Stones > Tangled Up In Blue > Sunshine Daydream
Two years ago, Raising The Dead played at Detroit's Cadieux Cafe, and recorded what would become our first album, Terrapin Stations and Other Ones, a 99-minute seamless show of all the best Dead segues ending with the full Terrapin Suite. Celebrate by checking it out now!
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photos: Michael Chojnowski, Dave Martin
On Saturday, August 19, Raising The Dead performed on a deck at the beautiful Detroit Yacht Club. Debbe Sapperstein contacted us about providing Grateful Dead music for her husband Leon's birthday party, and we were excited to oblige. Bill, Chaim, and Dave were joined by James Waldecker on lead guitar. Watching the sun set over the Detroit skyline while playing was just awesome, and Debbe arranged for an awesome light show, including a curtain that showed all kinds of cool patterns. Thanks for having us out, see you next year!
8-19-2023 Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit MI
Set I: Promised Land, Sugaree, Bertha, El Paso > Me and My Uncle, Cold Rain and Snow, Brown Eyed Women, Touch of Grey, Truckin', Good Lovin'
Set II: Shakedown Street, Jack Straw, Estimated Prophet > Terrapin Station > Drums > Dancin' in the Street, Stella Blue, Not Fade Away
E: Quinn the Eskimo, Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
Raising The Dead will return to Little Caesars arena for the third time Saturday, January 13, 2024 for their annual Grateful Dead night. For the event, you need a special ticket package, which is not yet available. As soon as it's published, we will let you know! Last year's event sold out so make sure to act early to ensure your package, which will include the game, the show, and a special Red Wings Grateful Dead jersey. In the mean time, check out our gigs page for upcoming shows near you!
Bill, Chaim, and Dave were joined by Justin Lee playing Grateful Brunch at The Sardine Room this month, and one of the Hunter/Garcia compositions we chose to play was Bird Song. Before we played it, Chaim said to the band: "For this song, let's visualize a beautiful, enchanted garden, with three-dimensional living gardenscapes through the song." We think the visualization was effective, but you can judge for yourself by listening here. Leave a comment on the YouTube video to let us know how we did!
for the July Grateful Brunch, Bill, Dave, and Chaim were joined by our good friend Justin Lee, who switched between keyboard and lead guitar, while slaying equaly hard on both! We love Justin and the positive energy he brings every time we share a stage. Highlights include... well, nearly everything! Bird Song is a stand out for the interplay between Dave's guitar and Justin's keyboard, while Bill and Chaim are solid AF, the quartet stretching and bending as a whole throughout. Scarlet > Eyes > Fire is also a 28-minute nonstop jam worth listening to.
Grateful Brunch, Plymouth, MI 7-26-2023
I: Playin' in the Band > Me and Bobby McGee, Bertha, West LA Fadeaway, Cumberland Blues, Althea, Bird Song, Big River > Playin in the Band
II: Scarlet Begonias > Eyes of the World > Fire on the Mountain, Peggy O, Liberty, Let It Grow, Feel Like A Stranger, Franklin's Tower, Ripple
E: Friend of the Devil*
* for Annmarie
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