On a rainy Friday night, we loaded into our first gig at The Watermark in St. Clair Shores. We loaded a corner in the bar with our gear and played an evening of high-energy Grateful Dead. Max debuted his new Moog Sub Phatty to great acclaim (check them out in Terrapin, Stranger and Fire), and with the help of our sound engineer, Josiah, we entertained a room full of dancing Deadheads. For our second show in a row, the excellent Nick Serocki from Deadicated sat in the Kreutzmann seat, holding it down with expertise and class. We'd had show posters made for the occasion, and signed and raffled them off, after giving one to a birthday girl in the house. We had a GRATE time and can't wait to come back!
Set I:Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo, Althea, Sugaree, Scarlet Begonias >Fire on the Mountain
Set II: Deal, Dear Prudence, Me and My Uncle, Shakedown Street, Terrapin Station
Set III: Bird Song, GDTRFB, Franklin's Tower, China Cat Sunflower >I Know You Rider, Feel Like A Stranger, Casey Jones
Raising The Dead performed a set of classic Grateful Dead at Trixie's Bar in Hamtramck on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Trixie's is one of many Hamtramck bars participating in the Hamtramck Music Fest, a yearly all-volunteer festival to raise money for music eduction in the Hamtramck public schools. This year, RTD was one of dozens of bands that donated their time and talent for this worthy cause.
The bill at Trixie's included Dead People laying down some tasty alt-country licks, John Salvage's solo electric looper jams, and trombone-flavored rock and roll from Slizz. Fitting our 5-piece band on the stage was like a game of Tetris, but we simplified our setup and got in close. We began our set after midnight, concluding just before 1:30. The set featured our debuts of Cryprical Envelopment and He's Gone, and featured the formidible drumming talents of Nick Sercoki, on loan from Deadicated.
The crowd at midnight included an excited contingent of Deadheads, obviously excited to sing along to their favorite band. Their appreciation was obvious and really fueled us as we jammed.
3-9-2019 Hamtramck Music Festival, Trixie's Bar
Feel Like A Stranger, Cryptical Envelopment*>The Other One>Cryptical Envelopment>Dark Star>Big River, Jack Straw, He's Gone*>Truckin', China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider
*=First time played
Featuring Nick Serocki on drums
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Is a band committed to recreating the live experience of a Grateful Dead show. We hope you'll kindly join us.