Watch The Disco Biscuits & Tom Hamilton Cover Grateful Dead At AURA


As reported, jamtronica act The Disco Biscuits helped close out the 7th annual AURA Music & Arts Festival with a pair of cover and guest-heavy sets on Saturday at the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Video of the band’s opening tribute to the Grateful Dead featuring special guest Tom Hamilton has emerged.

Longtime tDB collaborator and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist/vocalist Tom Hamilton helped the Disco Biscuits start their AURA performance with well-jammed takes on “Scarlet Begonias” and “I Know You Rider.” The sequence spanned nearly 30 minutes in total. The fine folks at CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS captured video of the entire segment:

Listen to audio of both sets taped by Butch Almberg:

Setlist (via tDB Facebook Page)

Set One: Scarlet Begonias (with Tom Hamilton) -> I Know You Rider (with Tom Hamilton), Spacebirdmatingcall -> Pimp Blue Rikki -> Morph Dusseldorf (ending only), Funky Town (with Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman) -> Spacebirdmatingcall

Set Two: Morph Dusseldorf -> Mulberry’s Dream, Caterpillar -> Fifth of Beethoven, Home Again -> Caterpillar