Raising The Dead made their (public) West Side debut at the Park Theater in Holland on Saturday, September 17. Grand Rapids based drummer Tom Taylor and RTD rhythm guitarist Dave Martin have looked for an opportunity to bring our band West for some time, and we finally found the perfect venue. Tom brought his new Joe Cocker tribute, the excellent English Joe and The Mad Dogs to open for us, and we played a 2 hour set that you can see above.
This gig was a nod to 1971 Dead, a year when they consistently played without a keyboard player, as documented on the Skull & Roses album. We exclusively played repertoire from that year. Highlights included Loser, our debuts of Me & Bobby McGee, and Turn On Your Lovelight. Lovelight was joined by English Joe's Stephen Boersma on Saxophone, and it was an amazing way to cap the evening. The band and audience were all smiles all night, and that comes through the performance captured. We will return to the West side of the state in January, stay tuned for details!
9-17-2022 Holland, Michigan Park Theater
Chinatown Shuffle, Bertha, Me & My Uncle, Next Time You See Me, Playing in the Band > Uncle John's Band, Loser, Me & Bobby McGee, Cumberland Blues, Mr. Charlie, Truckin > Drums & Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Not Fade Away > Going Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, Turn on Your Lovelight.
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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.