This year's installment of long running festival the Gathering Of The Vibes kicked off
night at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT. One of the event's first main stage acts was the
original lineup of Strangefolk. Strangefolk was one of the bands a top the lineup at
the first Gathering Of The Vibes, then known as Deadhead Heaven, in 1996.
[Photo via Strangefo
lk Reunion Facebook Page]
Jon Trafton, Reid Genauer, Erik Glockler and Luke Smith welcomed a pair of old friends to
the stage during their set at Vibes '13. Grateful Dead historian, radio host and performer
David Gans sat in with Strangefolk for a cover of "Shakedown Street," while God Street
Wine / Phil Lesh Friend / Assembly of Dust multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby guested on
"Westerly" and "Speculator." Guitarist Jon Trafton also tipped his hat towards jam giants
Phish by teasing "Bathtub Gin." "Roads," "Reuben's Place" and "Alaska"
were among the other songs Strangefolk performed at Vibes.
Watch a snippet of the "Shakedown Street" cover:
[Published on: 7/26/13]