Summer Camp ’15 features a full slate of tributes to the Grateful Dead in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary. The first tribute was a performance from Floodwood on Thursday focusing on material from 1970’s Workingman’s Dead and 1971’s American Beauty. “Casey Jones” saw Vinnie Amico step out from behind the kit to lead the band while his moe./Floodwood bandmate Al Schnier took over on drums. Though lyric struggles hampered a small section of “Ripple,” Floodwood turned in a beautiful version of the Dead original. Watch fan-shot footage of the cover thanks to Shinepigeon:
Over at the Red Barn, Turbo Suit held it down with the help of friends including Digital Tape Machine guitarist Marcus Rezak, Natalie Cressman of TAB and Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins and percussionist Andy Farag. Here’s a clip of Cressman, Rezak, Cummins and Farag sitting in with Turbo Suit thanks to Shinepigeon:
Summer Camp Music Festival continues today with performances from Umphrey’s McGee (including a set with Gene Ween), moe., STS9, Trampled By Turtles, Keller Williams & Grateful Grass and many others. Be sure to check out our Grateful Dead 50 tribute -the Songs Of Their Own video series:
Webcasts of all 24 Dead & Company concerts that will be held between May 30 – July 14 are available including a free webcast of the tour opener.
Jam quartet Gov’t Mule has expanded an already extensive summer tour with a second leg.
The complete lineup for this October’s Suwannee Hulaween festival has been revealed and includes The String Cheese Incident, Jamiroquai, ODESZA and more.
Grace Potter revealed the acts that will join her at this year’s installment of Grand Point North in Burlington, Vermont.
This fall, legendary rockers Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band will resume a tour that was put on hold while Seger underwent emergency spinal surgery.
Allman Brothers Band co-founding guitarist Dickey Betts made his official return to the stage on Thursday, where photographer Lisa Keel captured the action.