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 Dec 1st, 2017

This week the Golden Road takes us to Oakland, California and the Oakland Auditorium for a mix of Grateful Dead music recorded live December 28th and 30th, 1979. When Brent Mydland joined the band in April 1979, he immediately injected new energy into the music and after six months of touring, the band was firing on all cylinders at these New Years shows!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Nov 24th, 2017

This week on the Golden Road, with a nod to Thanksgiving and all its good eats, we have a little of this and that, kind of like diving into leftovers on Friday. We will be Scaring the Children with Bob and Rob and then some good old Grateful Dead music from the Great American Music Hall but first a few  tasty musical treats.

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Nov 17th, 2017

This week the Golden Road is very pleased to host a pair of special guests. Our first guest needs no introduction, as he is well known around these parts: DJ Rodriguez, and our second guest is a friend of DJ’s Lee and Rodriguez from the old days on Dead Net Central: Craig Camus. Craig is a taper and he is bringing some cherry-picked tunes chosen from shows he has recorded in the years since Jerry passed. The Dirt will studio will be rocking this week

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Nov 10th, 2017

This week the Golden Road takes us to San Francisco and the corner of Post and Steiner for Grateful Dead music record live at the Winterland on November 9-10-11, 1973. The centerpiece of this week’s show is, of course, the forty four minute musical palindrome of Playing in the Band->Uncle John’s Band->Morning Dew->UJB->PITB, which the Dead played a few times in late 1973 and early 1974. Great stuff, that is really cool and totally Grateful Dead

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Nov 3rd, 2017

This week the Golden Road takes us to the Berkeley, California for Grateful Dead music recorded live on August 25th, 1972 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. That’s right; this is the brand new, just arrived in the mail last week, Dave’s Picks 24 archival release. The band is fine form this evening (it’s 1972 after all) and it is a great recording to boot.

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Oct 27th, 2017

It has been said that the Grateful Dead interpreted Bob Dylan’s music better than Dylan himself. DJ Lee tends to agree with this (to a point). So with great pleasure, we here at Golden Road have a special Fall Fundraiser show this week highlighting what we call the Dead-Play-Dylan. No, this is not music from Postcards of the Hanging (DJ Lee doesn’t even own the CD), but hand-selected Grateful Dead Dylan covers for your listening enjoyment.

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

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