The Golden Road

​Join Alligator and take a musical journey down the Golden Road and explore the music of the Grateful Dead, its roots and its many offshoots.

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The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Aug 17th, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we have a special show featuring the music of legendary blues-rock guitarist Roy Buchanan. Roy was known as the “The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World,” and he left his mortal coil thirty years ago this week. Sadly, Roy’s music is now largely forgotten. However, we here at the Golden Road are trying to remedy this dire situation this week by serving you all up a big healthy portion of some of his finest sounds for your musical enjoyment and edification!

This show was for me and the people of Pittsburgh, Pa who loved their adopted son Roy Buchanan!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Aug 10th, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we havethe second part of our annual  Jerry Garcia Birthday Extravaganza! Last week,  we featured all Jerry Garcia Band music, and this week we have all Garcia sung Grateful Dead songs. We delivered some pretty epic JGB songs last week, and we promise to serve up some more epic Dead jams this week with tunes spanning Garcia’s long career with the band.

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Aug 3rd, 2018

August 1st 2018 would have been Jerry Garcia’s 76th birthday. Yep 76! So, this week on the Golden Road we have our annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Extravaganza broadcast with a little twist that this year’s show is all Jerry Garcia Band music! No Grateful Dead this week you say? Fear not next week’s Golden Road is all Grateful Dead music! Anyhoo we have some epic Jerry Garcia Band music planned for this week’s show!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Jul 27th, 2018

This week the Golden Road takes us to the Red Rock Amphitheater in Colorado for the Grateful Dead recorded live on September 7th, 1985. Red Rocks was, of course one, of those magical venues that the Dead played and always played great shows. This show is no exception and it has one of those crazy set lists that made 1985 so much fun.

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Jul 20th, 2018

We are serious about milestones here at the Golden Road. So, this week, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the Grateful Dead’s second album: Anthem of the Sun, by playing it in its entirety! Anthem was released on July 18th, 1968 and was hyped by Warner Brother as: “An album one year in the making…and sonically advanced to the point of making you rediscover your body.” Trippy as Anthem is, we here at the Golden Road are not sure if listening to this album will make you rediscover your body but tune in this week’s Golden Road and find out!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Jul 13th, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we are trucking up to Buffalo for the Grateful Dead recorded live at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (or just the “Aud”), on May 9th, 1977. The April-May 1977 Dead tour is legendary and among their all-time best tours. And we here at the Golden Road think the Aud show is arguably the finest show of the spring 1977 tour! So, you be the judge!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Jun 29th, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we set the wayback machine again to summer 1993 for part two of the Grateful Dead recorded live at the Buckeye Lake Music Theater in Hebron, Ohio on June 11th, 1993. This week we will hear the second set of this great show in its entirety (well almost)! Rounding out this week’s broadcast is more music from Deer Creek 1993. For Vince Welnick (1951-2006).

 

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Jun 22nd, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we set the wayback machine for summer 1993 and the Grateful Dead recorded live at the Buckeye Lake Music Theater in Hebron, Ohio on June 11th, 1993.This week’s show is part one of a two part broadcast featuring the entire concert from this excellent late-era show! This week we will hear the first set in all its goodness (and next week will hear the complete second set)! Rounding out this week’s broadcast is music from Cal Expo 1993 and Deer Creek 1993. Buckeye Lake ‘93 was the last great top to bottom Dead show DJ Lee attended! Not to be missed!

 

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We are now up to the third host on Golden Road. How can KDRT have three winners in a row? Alligator is the latest star lighting the way down the Road, and an informed host he is bringing bits of Dead history and info to add to the show fun. Tune in for a good time.

Thanks to Lee for bringing some great vintage Dead to our ears! We love the program!

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