Raising The Dead will be performing for The Beats Go On, a re-imagining of Arts Beats and Eats for 2020. We will perform a special drive-in concert with The Santana Project from 4:30-6:30 on Sunday, September 6 in Downtown Royal Oak at the corner of 6th and Main. The event is ticketed and all proceeds go to the performers. A limited number of tickets are available (50 cars) and each ticket admits 2 people in one car. Ticket price is $30, and tickets are available at the Arts Beats and Eats website. RSVP at the Facebook event here.
Please also consider donating to The Beats Go On Musician's Fund by following this link.
Thursday, August 6 saw members of RTD perform as "The Days Between with Matt Cole and Friends". RTD members Matt Cole, Bill Butler, Max Ketz, and Joe Waldecker were joined by vocalist Laurie Lester, to play a full Jerry Garcia Band show. Two hours of Jerry for the Otus Supply live stream gave his kind Jerry vibes for the Day Between.
After one rehearsal to get our bearings straight, we were in heaven playing a 2.5 hour set. The show started with Matt singing The Harder They Come, Stop That Train, and Valerie. Joe slayed us with Mission in the Rain. After Matt sang Waiting for a Miracle. Bill led us through Dear Prudence. For Joe's lead on Suaree, Matt invited Adam Bodeep from the FB page Deadicated Jams to sit in on guitar--Adam's dirt tone with Matt's Jerry tone were sweet! Next was Catfish John sung by Matt. Joe sang Run for the Roses--"all good things in all good time", which was followed by a long Lay Down Sally sang by Matt, complete with Space. Matt's rendering of Like a Road Leading Home gave way to the final song of the streaming set, Tangled Up in Blue, lead vocals by Joe, with Laurie and Matt singing the harmonies.
After the stream ended, we played three encores for the masked sound and video crew and friends. Joe's interpretation of Gomorrah was stellar. Matt sang My Sisters and Brothers--"keep the faith". A long, jammy, Everybody Needs to Somebody to Love ended the show.
See ya next week!
The Days Between with Matt Cole and Friends 8.6.2020
The Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale, MI
I: Harder They Come, Stop That Train, Valerie, Mission in the Rain, Waiting for a Miracle, Dear Prudence, Sugaree, Catfish John, Run for the Roses, Lay Down Sally, Like a Road Leading Home, Tangled Up in Blue
E: (not on broadcast) Gomorrah Sisters and Brothers Everybody Wants Somebody (to Love)
One of our favorite venues, Otus Supply in Ferndale, is hosting a series of live-streamed multi-camera performances this summer. Raising The Dead kicked off Episode 1 back in June, and will be a part of Episodes 7 and 8.
The Days Between with Matt Cole and Friends will feature Matt Cole, Max Katz, Bill Butler, and Joseph Waldecker from Raising The Dead, along with Laurie Lester, formerly of the People Movers. They will perform the best of the Jerry Garcia Band. Show starts at 8.
Raising The Dead will return on August 13, performing their virtuosic take on the Dead repertoire.
Use this link (The Parliament Room's Facebook Page) to find the stream for both shows.
We hope you can join us for both shows! We miss you, Jerry!
Our first audience-attended gig since the COVID crisis began was a great one. The Tangent Gallery hosted us on their elevated stage, fans kept their distance, the venue staff provided masked service with a smile (we're pretty sure), and the jams flowed from the stage like honey. It was so great to elbow-bump fans we've not seen for months, and deliver a 3-and-a-half-hour performance worthy of the day before Jerry's birthday.
The first set featured a fine medley of Bertha into a psychedelic 69-style Good Lovin', which gave way to a pretty Wheel and an intense Unbroken Chain. Joe led our debut of To Lay Me Down, followed by an out-there Cassidy, a funky Cumberland, and a rockin' Other One. We were ready to take a break, but got to do one more, and laid down with the Dire Wolf.
After a great acoustic set from Kyle, we retook the stage for a two hour second set! Picasso Moon kicked us off, and we inserted Shakedown into the China>Rider sandwich. Dark Star received its own filling, with our debut of Pride of Cucamonga. Throwing Stones ended with Drums, and morphed into our first Brent Mydland tune ever - Blow Away. It's a good guess that the Dead never played that song as long as we did. We ended the set with Brown Eyed Women, and encored with Not Fade Away and Brokedown Palace.
It was so good to see our friends and fans and make some physically present booties shake after all these months. We'll return with two live-streamed shows from Otus Supply - Thursday, August 6 will be Matt Cole and Friends playing Jerry Garcia Band, and Thursday, August 13 will see the return of Raising The Dead to the Otus stream.
7-31-2020 Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
I: Bertha > Good Lovin'* > The Wheel > Unbroken Chain, To Lay Me Down*, Cassidy, Cumberland Blues*, The Other One, Dire Wolf
II: Picasso Moon, China Cat Sunflower > Shakedown Street > I Know You Rider > Dark Star > Pride of Cucamonga* > Dark Star > Throwing Stones > Drums > Blow Away*, Brown Eyed Women
E: Not Fade Away, Brokedown Palace
* = First time played
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