Dead & Company Shares ‘Brown-Eyed Women’ From Orlando 2018: Pro-Shot Video
Exactly a year ago today, Dead & Company brought their winter tour to the Amway Center in Orlando. The six-piece act surprised the audience by opening the night with “St. Stephen” and brought the frame to an end by including a portion of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” in the outro of “The Wheel.” Prior to the set-closing version of “The Wheel,” the band delivered a take on “Brown-Eyed Woman,” and have shared pro-shot video that was uploaded to YouTube.
Guitarist John Mayer and keyboard player Jeff Chimenti took charge on a standout version of the Americana rocker. Mayer delivered a steady stream of impressive guitar work before Chimenti got a chance to shine. The longtime member of the Grateful Dead family pounded away on the piano as Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann were in lock-step driving the tempo with Mayer chiming in with additional guitar flourishes.
Dead & Company released pro-shot video of “Brown-Eyed Women” in Orlando on February 27, which was filmed and edited by Ross Harris and produced by Derek Featherstone. The band partnered the video with comments from Grateful Dead essayist and Tales From The Golden Road radio host Gary Lambert. He offered these thoughts:
A stellar rendition of Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia’s evocative portrayal of a family coping with the effects of Prohibition and the Great Depression. John Mayer delivers a fine lead vocal, and trades powerful instrumental statements with Jeff Chimenti.
Watch Dead & Company’s performance of “Brown-Eyed Woman” in Orlando below: