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 Jun 1st, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we are going to try something a little bit different. We are going to play tracks from the new Jerry Garcia: Before the Dead release and then play later versions of the same songs as performed by the Grateful Dead or Jerry Garcia. But starting us off this week we are going “out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels” with the incomparable Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band recorded live at the Beacon Theater, NYC on March 27th, 1976.

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on May 25th, 2018

DJ Lee will not be in the Big Red Chair for this week’s Golden Road. But no need to panic, we’ve got you covered this week! Fortunately, KDRT is one big family, and Rodriguez, intrepid former host of The Golden Road, has kindly agreed to take the helm in my stead. We have no clue what Rodriguez has in mind for this special edition of the Golden Road, but you can bet your last dollar that it’ll be good stuff!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on May 18th, 2018

This week the Golden Road takes us to the Big Island! Yep, the Island of Hawaii for the Jerry Garcia Band recorded live at the Hilo Civic Auditorium in Hilo on May 20th, 1990. Jerry had the presence of mind to record the concert and this show was recently released as GarciaLive Volume 10. We are going to dig deep into the new eighteen song release on this week’s show. Plus, a couple of surprise songs by Jerry and Sara from May 4th, 1963!

The Golden Road for 7:30pm on May 11th, 2018

Without a doubt, the burning question of our age is: “Got Mule?” Well, we do and lots of it here on this week’s edition of the Golden Road! That’s right an entire show of Gov’t Mule music. The Mule are guaranteed to get your house rocking this week, and not to mention blowing the dust off the DRT antenna!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on May 4th, 2018

This week the Golden Road returns to Harpur College in Binghamton, New York for a selection of Grateful Dead music from their May 2nd, 1970 concert. The Harpur College show is considered by many as the best Dead concert of all time. You can be the judge! Rounding out this week’s broadcast is the second half of the Dead’s May 1st, 1970 Alfred College acoustic set and a couple-three Kentucky Derby Day inspired songs to start the show.

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

This week on the Golden Road, we set the way-back machine for the week of April 25-29, 1971 and the Fillmore East for the Grateful Dead’s final run at that storied New York City venue. It is impossible to adequately visit all five nights of music in this two hour program, but we’re gonna try! Central to this week’s show is the amazing Alligator->Drums->Jam->Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad jamfest, but fear not there will be a whole bunch other great Grateful Dead music this week too!

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

This week the Golden Road takes us back to Pittsburgh, Pa and the venerable Civic Arena for Grateful Dead music recorded live April 18th, 1978. The Civic Arena was home turf for DJ Lee and he saw many a great Dead show there. This show is no exception and finds the band in fine fettle (check out the Scarlet>Dancing)!

The Golden Road for 7:30pm on Apr 13th, 2018

This week the Golden Road takes us to Morgantown, West Virginia and West Virginia University (DJ Lee’s alma mater), for Grateful Dead music recorded live at the WVU Coliseum on April 10th, 1983. This was the Dead’s second and last musical foray into the Mountain State and everyone there that night had a fine time (except one or two folks) and without a doubt, Morgantown looked and felt a little different the next day!

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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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