photos: William Morgan, Jody Bauman, Dave Martin, Michael Chojnowski
Raising The Dead had an amazing, Grateful Dead-packed weekend!
Starting Saturday morning with our monthly acoustic Grateful Brunch at the Sardine Room, Matt, Dave, Bill, and Chaim jammed their way through two psychedelic sets of music. Our buddy Jody Bauman joined us to live-paint a special piece we are donating back to the Sardine Room.
That night we had the honor of headlining the Metro Times' Sandbar Summerfest in Hazel Park We played one long set that started with Sugar magnolia and ended with Sunshine Daydream, with stops on some of the Dead's greatest tunes in between.
Sunday, we were invited to perform at the Shakedown Beet, a fundraiser for Ukranian children promoted by our buddy Nick Zabrodsky at the Green Door in Lansing. Alex enjoyed returning to a place he'd played over a hundred times, and the band was grateful for his excellent live sound engineering. We were joined by Michael Bush of Dead at the Winery, and Bill Butler best described his integration with us as "effortless." Mike will join us at our next gig, playing at Billy's Lounge in Grand Rapids on Saturday, July 1. If you're on the West side of the state, this is the gig you've been waiting for!
6-24-2023 Grateful Brunch at The Sardine Room, Plymouth, MI
I: Friend of the Devil, The mUsic Never Stopped, Alabama Getaway, Bird Song, Hey Pocky Way, Greatest Story Ever Told, Men Smart Women Smarter, Broken Arrow, Row Jimmy, Truckin
II: Jack Straw, Mr. Charlie, Here Comes Sunshine, Tom Thumb's Blues, Foolish Heart, Dear Mr. Fantasy > Hey Jude, One More Saturday Night
6-24-2023 Sandbar Summerfest, Hazel Park, MI
Sugar Magnolia > Ramble On Rose > Hell in a Bucket, Touch of Grey > Saint Stephen > William Tell Bridge > The Eleven > Althea > The Music Never Stopped > Cassidy > Stella Blue > Sunshine Daydream
6-25-2023 Shakedown Beet, The Green Door, Lansing, MI
I: Bertha, Althea, Greatest Story Ever Told, Jack Straw, Mr. Charlie, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Tennessee Jed, Truckin
II: Shakedown Street, US Blues, Lazy Lightning > Supplication > Drums > Space > Uncle John's Band > Terrapin Station > Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
This weekend, there are 3 chances to see Raising The Dead play! Can you catch them all?
Acoustic Grateful Brunch at the Sardine Room 6/24 11-2p
RTD Headlines Metro Times' Sandbar Summerfest 6/24 7:30-9p
Shakedown Beet Benefit Show for Ukranian Children 6/25 4-7p
Raising the Dead returned to the White Lake Yacht Club to present an evening of Grateful Dead. Thanks to our host, Ben Martin (no relation to Dave), we look forward to returning for a third year! The band included regular members Bill Butler, Alex Gauthier, Dave Martin, and Chaim Tolwin, but we were really excited to be joined by Phluffhead guitarist and singer Chris Emerson, who expertly led the band through an evening of awesome music. Next weekend, RTD does 3 gigs, two on Saturday and one on Sunday afternoon! On July 1, we return to the West side of the state to make our debut show at Billy's in East Grand Rapids.
6-17-2023 White Lake Yacht Club, Whitehall, MI
I: Hell in a Bucket, Touch of Grey, West LA Fadeaway, El Paso > Cumberland Blues, Tom Thumb's Blues, They Love Each Other, Brown Eyed Women, The Wheel > Shakedown Street
II: Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Box of Rain > Dark Star > Box of Rain, Peggy O, Not Fade Away > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Samson and Delilah
Raising The Dead has played a lot of private parties, but we will never forget playing Kristie Shepard's 50th at the Oakland County Boat Club - and we know she will never forget it! Thanks to her husband Steve, we provided a surprise concert of the best American music. Check out the setlist!
6.3.2023 Oakland County Boat Club, Sylvan Lake, MI
I: Feel Like A Stranger, New Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Brown Eyed Women, Touch of Grey, Promised Land, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
II: After Midnight, Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower, Scarlet Begonias, Dancing in the Street, Cats Down Under The Stars, Eyes of the World > The Other One > Truckin', Throwing Stones, Tangled Up In Blue, Jack Straw
E: They Love Each Other
Summer 2023 is full of Gigs from Lake Michigan to the Detroit River. Our acoustic Grateful Brunch residency at the Sardine Room in Plymouth will continue on the 4th Saturday of every month for the foreseeable future. Come see us when you can, you won't regret it!
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