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:
Saturday’s Trey Anastasio concert in Charlotte featured three songs he hadn’t performed solo acoustic in over a decade.
The initial lineup for the inaugural Camp Greensky has been revealed by Greensky Bluegrass.
Watch a wild end to space featuring three members of Dead & Company on keys followed by a gorgeous “Looks Like Rain” in tribute to John Perry Barlow.
Three-fourths of the Smashing Pumpkins’ classic lineup is reuniting for an extensive summer tour.
Introducing a new festival featuring a bevy of New Orleans acts called Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown.
Pink Talking Fish worked all of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ double album into a marathon set at The Capitol Theatre that also featured Phish and Talking Heads covers. JamBase contributor Sarah Bourque captured the action.