Stream Latin Dead’s Debut Album ‘Eyes Of The World’

Tracks include ”Shakedown Street,” “Help On The Way,” “Crazy Fingers” and more.

By Nate Todd Feb 14, 2023 1:32 pm PST

Grateful Dead tribute ensemble The Latin Dead released their debut album Eyes Of The World today. The collective led by Grammy-winning musician/composer/producer Óscar Hernández (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and featuring guitarist John Kadlecik (Furthur, DSO) interprets Dead music through the lens of jazz and Afro-Latino traditions.

Along with Hernández on piano and John K on guitar/vocals, The Latin Dead are Andy Vargas (vocals), Rene Camacho (bass), Andy Sanesi (drums), Pete Nater (trumpet), Francisco Torres (trombone), Katisse Buckingham (tenor & alto saxophone, flute), Cha-Cha Charlie Chávez (congas, timbales, bongo, percussion) and Brenden Tacon (bongo, congas, bell).


The Latin Dead’s debut LP reads like a Grateful Dead greatest hits album opening with “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo.” Other favorites on Eyes Of The World include the title track, ”Shakedown Street,” “Help On The Way,” “Crazy Fingers,” “Feel Like A Stranger,” “Touch Of Grey” and more.

Stream The Latin Dead’s Eyes Of The World below:

The Latin Dead are performing in their native California in the coming days and months. Check out their itinerary below:

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