Gimme Shelter In Place: Fiver Brown Covers ‘US Blues’

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Gimme Shelter In Place is JamBase’s archival video series launched for fans who right now can’t go see live music. Canceled concerts and music festivals due to social distancing and sheltering in place in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt to tours around the globe. We know nothing can truly replace seeing live music in person, but we hope the Gimme Shelter In Place live videos provide a taste of those memorable experiences.

In 2015, JamBase celebrated the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary by launching the Songs Of Their Own video series. A total of 50 videos were published over consecutive days featuring covers of songs from the Dead’s storied catalog of original compositions.

Fiver Brown was among the musicians recruited to contribute to Songs Of Their Own. The Atlanta-born, Bay Area-transplant recorded his session at JamBase’s former offices in San Francisco. The singer-songwriter was accompanied by guitarist Chris Haugen and Tea Leaf Green bassist Eric DiBerardino.

The trio cut a cover of the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter tune “Row Jimmy” that featured DiBerardino on upright acoustic bass and Haugen on acoustic slide guitar. The performance at JamBase also saw Fiver and his cohorts lay down a cover of the Dead’s “U.S. Blues,” which appeared on the legendary band’s 1974 album, From The Mars Hotel.

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Watch Fiver Brown cover “U.S. Blues” and all of the Gimme Shelter In Place videos in the playlist below:

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Stay tuned as we share new Gimme Shelter In Place live performances. Keep tabs on livestreams via the JamBase Livestreams Calendar, which offers the ability to toggle back and forth between streams, and be sure to subscribe to the JamBase YouTube channel.

Songs Of Their Own Playlist