FURTHUR (Grateful Dead) September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009
Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Streaming 3 Hour + Live Show

Phil Lesh – Bass
Bob Weir – Rhythm Guitar

John Kadlecik – Lead Guitar

Jeff Chimenti – Keys
Jay Lane – Drums

Joe Russo – Drums

Not unlike the 2001 movie Rock Star, lead guitarist John Kadlecik has made the leap from fronting a beloved Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, to playing with (some of) the Dead themselves. The result is a new band, Furthur, which debuted in September. They’re already getting raves from Deadheads who feel that Kadlecik has effectively re-introduced the ghost of Jerry Garcia into the Dead’s live equation. This stream comes from The Internet Archive, which has other, inferior Furthur audience recordings for download, but this soundboard version is the one you want to hear. So here’s the question… Did Kadlecik join up with members of the Dead, or did members of the Dead join up with a tribute band? It’s probably best not to think much about it and just enjoy the ride.

Set 1:
Phil & Bob Jam (Warm Up)>

The Other One>

The Wheel>

Jack Straw

The Music Never Stopped


Born Cross-Eyed>

Let It Grow

Set 2:
Lost Sailor>
Saint of Circumstance


Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain

Saint Stephen>

The Eleven>

Terrapin Station>

Not Fade Away

Donor Rap

Encore: Touch of Grey


  • Anonymous
    October 23, 2009 - 17:56 | Permalink

    Rock Star was based on the true story of Judas Priest replacing Halford with a singer from a tribute band so….. Art copies life and then life copies art right back.
    Another example of this is the Peter Sellers film 'Being There' used as the template for Obama

  • Zapple100
    October 24, 2009 - 19:35 | Permalink

    It's kind of funny when you think of it. For all the new music The Grateful Dead made, is this the best Phil Lesh and Bob Weir can do.

  • Capt. Willard
    October 24, 2009 - 20:03 | Permalink

    This represents only what they did on Sept 18th, 2009.

  • Zapple100
    October 24, 2009 - 21:40 | Permalink

    And the Dead tour they just did with Warren Haynes represented what they did for their career.
    "Futhur" is fun to listen to. My point is Lesh and Weir seem to just want to play the old songs instead of making new music.

  • Capt. Willard
    October 24, 2009 - 22:00 | Permalink

    Seems to me they're doing what they've always loved best, playing.

  • Anonymous
    October 27, 2009 - 06:23 | Permalink

    That live download link is one of the audience performances from Internet Archive. Quality isn't half as good the streamer here. Internet Archive had the good one for download but pulled it for some reason.

  • Dave
    September 30, 2013 - 19:46 | Permalink

    Thanks for this. I figure Phil and Bobby and all use the old songs to venture into new places in their heads through the jams, and that’s kinda what I think is cool about them.

  • Dave
    September 30, 2013 - 19:56 | Permalink

    oh, hmm. no link to this one? well, I guess it is pretty old, lol. just found your blog and I’m going nuts here. What a wild collection of music! thanks man!

  • Dave
    September 30, 2013 - 20:14 | Permalink

    Thanks. i’ve been to the archive before (more danger for harddrive space), i must have just misread the stuff up above. Thanks man.

    • Willard
      September 30, 2013 - 20:30 | Permalink

      Cool. We’ve got a handful of streaming-only posts floating around here.

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