In rehearsal on Sunday, November 11th, we decided to go live to Facebook with a performance of some Grateful Dead songs. Here's the full video, now enhanced with a soundboard audio mix. Enjoy, and see you December 15 at Cadieux Cafe!
After the great turnout at our last Cadieux Cafe gig, we were eager to play there again - and we will! December 15 is the day, and we'll be bringing even more of the great groove, tight harmony, and stunning improv you've come to expect from RTD. You can RSVP at our Facebook page, and don't forget you can see us before then on November 2 at Larkin's Bar in Westland.
What a night! At 9:45 on a cool September Saturday night, RTD took the stage at the venerable Cadieux Cafe for the first time. We came prepared to roll our own mix of Grateful songs, and you came ready to boogie! almost 100 heads crowded the Cafe and enjoyed 2 sets of the best music. The band was eager to prove ourselves - we'll let you be the judge!
We opened with an intense Feel Like A Stranger, setting the stage for a long, long, crazy, crazy night. Sugaree shook it, giving way to our debut of Black Throated Wind. The Marty Robbins ballad El Paso followed, with a pretty Bird Song chasing it. U.S. Blues brought the rock and roll energy. The highlights of Set I for the band were the gently jammed Cassidy and our first trip through the Bobby Weir tour-de-force Let It Grow. After Chuck Berry's Promised Land, we took a break to meet some fans and prepare for the second half.
Set II was a 100-minute marathon of tunes you'd hope to hear at any Dead show, and contained many of RTD's favorite compositions: One More Saturday Night, Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo, Brown Eyed Women started things off. The biggest jams followed with Eyes of The World>Drums>Space. When the atonal cacophony of Space gave way to the Fmaj7 chord that introduces Terrapin Station, shouts of joy erupted from the Deadheads in the crowd. We followed up Terrapin with the bluesy pair Truckin>Deal. Just about 12:30, we took a 25 minute jaunt through Help On The Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower. The set ended with Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad, but a requested encore of Jack Straw ended the evening, at about 1:10am.
We can't wait to play at Cadieux again! Come see us at Larkin's Bar in Westland November 5.
9-22-2018 Cadieux Cafe
I: Feel Like A Stranger, Sugaree, Black Throated Wind*, El Paso, Bird Song, U.S. Blues, Cassidy, Let It Grow*, Promised Land.*
II: One More Saturday Night*, Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo, Brown Eyed Women, Eyes of the World>Drums>Space>Terrapin Station, Truckin>Deal, Help On The Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower, Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
E: Jack Straw
* First time played
The full-show soundboard audio was captured on our new Line 6 M20D digital mixer and mixed and mastered in Logic Pro X. RTD broadcast the entire show to Facebook Live.
Full Show Soundboard Audio
Here's two crispy videos from our July 28 performance at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion. Enjoy!
What a day! we set up at beautiful Canterbury village for a performance of some of our favorite music. The Hippie Fest drew hundreds of people, and we were excited to see dozens of stealie shirts in the audience. After setting up the band and expert sound reinforcement from our friend Eric, we jumped right into an energetic Jack Straw. Some of our favorite moments include Eyes of the World, the jam in Playing in the Band, and our debut of Feel Like A Stranger. We had a power dropout in Sugar Magnolia which turned into a drum solo (we meant to do that, right?)
We met lots of new fans, and hope to be back again next year!
Hippies At The Village, Canterbury Village, Lake Orion, MI. 7-28-2018
I: Jack Straw, Mississippi Half Step, Big River, Eyes>Looks Like Rain, Scarlet>Fire, Playing in the Band
II: Shakedown, Feel Like A Stranger, Help>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower, Other One>Wheel>Other One>UJB, Touch of Grey, Lucy in the Sky with>Sugar Magnolia
Raising The Dead will be performing at "Hippies in the Village," a celebration of all things hippie at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, MI on Saturday, July 28 from 4-7pm. We plan to bring the jams and a little bit of that sweet San Francisco sound to the festival. Admission is free, and the Festival will showcase over a hundred artists and vendors offering an endless array of goodies and demonstrations, alongside family-friendly entertainment for all ages. RSVP on Facebook.
Wow! It was a perfect, 80-degree summer afternoon when we took the Riverfront stage at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair. Last year, we'd played the showmobile stage, so it was a huge step up to the big rig. Our buddy Joe Giese dialed in a fantastic mix, and the pros running monitors on stage were responsive and gave us just what we needed to rock. We quickly settled into our comfort zone and played a new-best set.
The show was broadcast live to over 200 Facebook fans, until half-way through the second set, when the recording hit a hiccup and stopped. Nevertheless, we brought some cameras to archive the set, and you can watch most of the first set now! Some of our most dedicated fans showed, and we had a chance to introduce ourselves to some new ones. We debuted Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and El Paso, and finally got to play Terrapin for an audience. Thanks to everyone who joined us on a Wednesday afternoon either live or online.
Raising The Dead will be playing at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair on the main riverfront stage! We will perform at the opening of the event, from 1-3:30pm on Wednesday, July 11. We are thrilled to be a part of this awesome event. Also, mark your calendar on Saturday, September 22 for our performance at Detroit's Cadieux Cafe. We will do 2 sets starting at 10pm, with a $5 cover charge. As always, check our facebook page for the latest event information.
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