photos: William Morgan
"We are, have been, and will continue to be... Raising The Dead"
Dave first spoke this impromptu benediction at the Cadieux cafe on February 28, 2020. It happened to be the first show for Joseph Waldecker and Matthew Cole, and Joe remarked that he loved it. From that day, it has been our catch phrase, spoken at the end of every show. Laurie joined us in summer of 2020, and together we have played larger and larger gigs, culminating with the Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins shows in January of 2023.
For their final shows, Joe and Laurie collaborated on writing setlists that furthur stretched our repertoire and echoed their first Grateful Dead-related shows. Our 2-11-2023 Otus show was inspired by Laurie's experience on 10-17-1994 at Madison Square Garden. This show was inspired by Joe's first Ratdog 2-28-2008 at Royal Oak Music Theater. Go ahead and look up the setlists!
Dedicated's Woody Rose joined us on keyboards for this show, we really love playing with Woody!
This show wasn't just Joe and Laurie's final show, it was the end of an era, as well as a satisfying and exhausting weekend of incredible music. Fare Thee Well, Laurie and Joe!
We can't wait to show you what will come next with remaining members Bill Butler, Matthew Cole, Dave Martin, and Chaim Tolwin. Stay tuned, the music never stops.
2-12-2023 Tangent Gallery Detroit, MI
Set I: Here Comes Sunshine > Drums > Dark Star > Let It Grow, Must've Been The Roses*, King Solomon's Marbles, Ruben and Cerise*, Lady With A Fan > Slipknot! > Lazy Lightning > Supplication
Set II: Looks Like Rain, Blow Away, The Other One > Deep Elum Blues, Terrapin Station > Blues For Allah > Terrapin Transit > At A Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Terrapin Reprise, Fire On The Mountain
E: Brokedown Palace, Turn On Your Love Light
*=First Time Played
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Raising The Dead
Is a band committed to recreating the live experience of a Grateful Dead show. We hope you'll kindly join us.