Grateful Dead Performs ‘Cold Rain & Snow’ In 1989
The Grateful Dead unveiled pro-shot video featuring their performance of “Cold Rain & Snow” from July 4, 1989 as this week’s ‘All The Years Live’ video. Jerry Garcia led the band through the take on the traditional song during their concert at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.
“One of the most consistently played songs in the Dead’s repertoire 1966-1995, ‘Cold Rain and Snow’ was quite commonly a show-opener, but also appeared in various places throughout first sets, and occasionally second sets,” noted GD archivist David Lemieux. “This one, from the magnificent Buffalo 89 show, was the third song of the first set, on a hot, humid, and later rainy night in Western New York.” Watch the Dead tear through “Cold Rain & Snow” on July 4, 1989 below: