All photos by Erick Buchholz, ©photo punk 2018
On Saturday, December 15, Raising The Dead returned to the Cadieux Cafe to perform an ambitious set featuring 10 song debuts, Dagwood-sized song sandwiches, extended jams, and some of our best playing to date. This was the first show played with Max's new Hammond organ, and you can hear it shine throughout the set. The setlist featured two signature Dead song splits - Sugar Magnolia was cut short with a segue into Big River, only to return at the end of the set with Sunshine Daydream. After our setbreak, Playin' In The Band shifted from it's signature jam and segued unfinished into Bertha. We picked up the end of Playin' after Eyes of the World, which featured the often unplayed Coda section of the song. We were also excited to debut three fan favorite song segues: Weather Report>Let It Grow, Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance (a top contender for the night's audience favorite), and Dark Star>St. Stephen>William Tell Bridge>The Eleven. We had even planned to debut two more songs we didn't have time to perform!
If it's not obvious by now, we really enjoy tackling the toughest tunes in the Dead database, and we're thrilled with both the audience reaction and the musical result. Listen for yourself below!
Cadieux Cafe 12-15-18
Set I: Touch of Gray, Mama Tried, Althea, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, Jack-A-Roe*, Sugar Magnolia>Big River, Weather Report Suite*>Let It Grow, Don't Ease Me In*>Sunshine Daydream
Set II: Playin In The Band>Bertha, Dark Star*>St. Stephen*>The Eleven*>Candyman, Lost Sailor*>Saint of Circumstance*, Eyes of the World (with Coda*)>Playin' Reprise.
Encore: Dear Prudence*
We've been rehearsing a lot in anticipation of our return to Cadieux Cafe. Expect a bunch of song debuts, including some of the most iconic and beloved tunes from the Dead's catalog. Come for the music, the scene, the dancing, the vibe, the family, and the fun! See you Saturday. RSVP on Facebook.
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