Trips and Tales

Happy Birthday Carlos Santana!!

Carlos Santana

Happy Birthday Carlos Santana!!

Although I loved Santana, I didn't get to see them play till 1981. And what a show that was at the Pier in NYC on 7.28.81.

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Happy Birthday Keith Godchaux

Capitol Theater Jerry Garcia Band Keith Godchaux Road Stories

Happy Birthday Keith Godchaux

All my early Dead shows and many Garcia Band shows featured Keith on keyboards. Here was a cool backstage experience for my 18 year old self.

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Jerry and Phil in Fairfax

1980s Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Band Phil Lesh Road Stories

Jerry and Phil in Fairfax

This gig was very special. It was a Jerry Garcia Band show and Phil Lesh sat in for John Kahn—one of just three times that 

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Grateful Dead - Rainforest Press Conference

1980s Grateful Dead Press Conference

Grateful Dead - Rainforest Press Conference

The day before the Dead’s Madison Square Garden run, there was a press conference held at the United Nations for Rainforest Action Network.

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The band’s last real adventure - Melkweg Club '81

1980s Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia Melkweg Road Stories

The band’s last real adventure - Melkweg Club '81

The highlight of my Grateful Dead “concert career” took place on two nights—October 15-16, 1981—in Amsterdam.

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