What a night! Raising The Dead helped Dave celebrate his retirement from 25 years of teaching middle school choir by performing a long evening of music, including guest musicians, unexpected song selections, and an epic rain storm to remember!
It just so happens that the best people play bass - and Bill gave up his amp for two players: Dave's brother Jeff Martin, from the Salt Lake City based jam bands Mokie and The Pranksters, and Dave's best friend Matt Fouts, from the Grand Rapids based Domestic Problems and Soul Syndicate. Both were former bass players in the 90s jam band Karmic. Jeff was the first to guest, playing Jack Straw, and then Matt took over and slapped da bass on Shakedown. Matt returned in the first set with West LA Fadeaway, and Jeff tore down with Help>Slip>Frank in the second set. After Jeff left the bandstand, Miko Steinberg joined us again on percussion for The Other One through the end of the set.
The unexpected songs were all school related: Another Brick in the Wall, pt II ("We don't need no education!), and Alice Cooper's School's Out. Laurie's Big Boss Man also kept the theme of the night going. Dave threw in two of his favorite JGB song - Gomorrah and My Sisters and Brothers, and Playin' in the Band spanned the two sets, ending after an awesome Estimated>Eyes. This show is a must listen, so check it out now!
(About that rain storm - most highways across Metro Detroit were shut down as the city received over 6 inches of rain, and cars were abandoned in viaducts everywhere!)
6-25-2021 Otus Supply, Ferndale, MI
Set I: They Love Each Other, Gomorrah, Jack Straw*, Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2**>Shakedown Street***, Playin' In The Band>El Paso, West LA Fadeaway***, Big Boss Man
Set II: Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World>Playin' Reprise, Help on the Way*>Slipknot*>Franklin's Tower*, The Other One #>Wharf Rat #>My Sisters and Brothers #, School's Out** #
E: China Cat Sunflower #>I Know You Rider #
*=with Jeff Martin on bass
**=first time played
***=with Matt Fouts on bass
#=with Miko Steinberg on percussion
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