The Golden Road

​Join DJ Lee 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 Oct 6th, 2017

This week, the Golden Road takes us across the Good Old USA to Tidewater Virginia and the Hampton Coliseum and then wends its way up the East Coast to the New Jersey Meadowlands for Grateful Dead music from the Fall 1989 Tour. This tour was notable for the first full blown use of the Dead’s new in-instrument synthesizers (MIDI) and the return of Dark Star to the band’s song catalog.

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Sep 22nd, 2017

Tonight, on the Golden Road, we set the way back machine for October 12th, 1984 and the Augusta Civic Center for the second set of this epic Grateful Dead show. The Dead always played exceptionally well in Maine (eighteen shows in all), and this Augusta Civic show may just be their best Maine show ever! Jerry was in the house on this Friday evening and every song had that extra little something special, particularly the monstrous Morning Dew that closed the second set! This show is worthy of its legendary status!

 

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Sep 15th, 2017

Tonight the Golden Road takes us to San Jose, California for music from the one-off Jerry Garcia Band show at the Saddle Rack. “The Rack,” as it was known, opened in 1976. It was a hot spot for Country Western music and with the club’s two stages, six bars and a mechanical bull (hmm, I wonder if Jerry took a turn?), the venue was the largest of its sort in NorCal. JGB’s March 7th, 1982 Saddle Rack show has to be one of the most unusual venues the band ever played and Jerry definitely came to play as we shall hear this evening!

 

The Golden Road for 7:30pm on Sep 8th, 2017

Tonight on the Golden Road we have a mixed bag. First off we are saying goodbye to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, who passed away last weekend. We will remember Walter with a selection of tunes from the Steely Dan catalog. Rounding out the show are a couple songs by guitar wizard Henry Kaiser from his album Those Who Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It and then Pig Pen will step up to the microphone to close out the show with Alligator.

 

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Sep 1st, 2017

This week the Golden Road takes us on a road trip to Holleder Memorial Stadium in Rochester, New York with Grateful Dead music recorded live September 1st, 1979. This an afternoon concert was billed as the Upstate Jam, and the lineup was the Greg Kihn Band, then the Good Rats (kerfuffle and all) and finally the Grateful Dead. It was a beautiful summer afternoon and that the Dead played a wonderful show! DJ Lee (and friends Jeff & Rob) were there too!

 

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Aug 25th, 2017

DJ Lee and his family spent the last week in the high mountain desert of New Mexico, seeing the sights and visiting his brother Michael. So tonight the Golden Road takes us down the New Mexico and Southwest way with music from The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, and of course the Grateful Dead.

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