Dead & Company Appear On ‘CBS Sunday Morning’
Today’s edition of CBS Sunday Morning included a feature on Dead & Company. The band featuring Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, with Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti and John Mayer were profiled and interviewed on the weekend morning program.
Interviewer Anthony Mason spoke with the members about a variety of topics surrounding the recently formed band. He and Weir chatted at the intimate The Fillmore in San Francisco where the band played earlier this year and Kreutzmann and Hart took the journalist to their nearby former house at 710 Ashbury Street. The group recently began an extensive Summer Tour in North Carolina and will headline Bonnaroo with two sets later tonight.
Watch the profile featuring live clips, rehearsal footage, interviews and more here:
CBS Sunday Morning also shared several web-only extra clips. Here are Kreutzmann and Hart sitting together for an interview about the legacy of the music and the current state of their collaborative drumming:
Here’s Bobby and John talking about Dead & Company’s approach to the music and how they are still trying to explore new spaces and sounds:
This web-exclusive features Weir talking about the range of influences that have had an affect on his playing and songwriting and Meyer discussing how the Dead’s music forces you to learn a variety of styles:
Mayer talks about finding the Grateful Dead’s music and the impact it had on his musical development and tastes in the web-only clip below:
In this web-only clip John and Bobby talk about their current tour, the early formation of the group, how Mayer was assimilated into the world of performing the music of the Dead live and more:
Dead & Company will appear at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee tonight. Tune in at 8:20 p.m. CT to watch their performance via the Red Bull TV free Bonnaroo webcast.