Last week we told you about the amazing 20 Days Of Bruce series that our friends at Bruuuce.com worked up as a
fundraiser. So far the series has led to over $1,000 in donations and to celebrate breaking the $1K mark, the site's founder has shared a special treat we think you'll love.
Does The Dead contains 20 tracks featuring almost three hours of music from the
Grateful Dead, covered by Bruce Hornsby and featuring guests such as Bob Weir, Phil
Lesh, R.S. Hornsby and Branford Marsalis. While Hornsby was a member of the Grateful Dead
for a spell in the early '90s, this compilation focuses on GD covers performed after Bruce
left the band to focus on his own career. We're talking stellar versions of "Truckin',"
"Not Fade Away" and "Sugaree" played with Lesh on bass in 1996, a gorgeous "Mandolin Rain"
> "Brokedown Palace" from that same year, a riveting "Row Jimmy" from 2005 and many more
Bear in mind this is just a bonus and the regular 20 Days Of Bruce series rolls on as by
the end of the 20-day period recordings of all 20 shows from Hornsby's acclaimed Yoshi's
run in 1998 will be shared. Head here to download "Bruce Does The Dead" and be sure to
contribute to one of the most-worthy causes championed by Bruuuce.com:
* The Merlin Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Care
* The ALS
Association in memory of their dear friend Melissa
* TWLOHA - “To Write Love On Her Arms”, an organisation
dedicated to finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury
Donations will be accepted via PayPal, or at special pages Bruuuce.org has set up
at JustGiving and FirstGiving.