On January 26, 1993 the Grateful Dead celebrated Chinese New Year’s at Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California. Guitarist Carlos Santana, a Bay Area fixture who came up from the ranks at the same time as The Dead, sat in for the post Space/Drums section of the evening’s second set as well as the encore.
Santana, who had sat in with the band a number of times over the years, wound up guesting on “The Other One” > “Stella Blue” > “Turn On Your Lovelight” to end the closing stanza plus the “Gloria” encore. For “Stella Blue,” GD guitarist Bob Weir taught Carlos the chords on the fly. Carlos unleashes a beautiful solo towards the end of the version and an audience member captured fan-shot video of the guest spot. Watch how it went down with soundboard audio thanks to LoloYodel:
This morning, radio host Howard Stern finally crossed Neil Young off his interview bucket list when the legendary rocker made his first-ever visit appearance on SiriusXM‘s The Howard Stern Show. Young sat for an extensive interview that hit upon dozens of topics.
The interview started with Howard asking Neil about how he started playing guitar and writing songs. Young then discussed how he doesn’t get too attached to any one band. The pair moved on to a chat about Neil’s family life and childhood. The conversation than hit upon the rocker’s songwriting process and Young’s time performing with Rick James. When Howard brought up Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, it was clear Neil still has issues with David Crosby and reiterated he would never perform with CSNY again. Other topics hit upon were Woodstock, Neil’s new book, the PONO Music Service, ISIS, environmental issues and Young’s relationship with Daryl Hannah. Howard was in fine form and was very reverential to his guest, who didn’t hold anything back.
Words by: Stu Kelly
Images by: Ian Rawn
15 Most Memorable Lockn’ Festival 2014 Sets
The 2014 Lockn’ Music and Arts Festival was packed full of highlights featuring some of the most well respected and artistically creative bands touring the circuit today. With two main stages adjacent to one another, festival attendees were treated to the luxury of not missing a note of music in the main festival area. Two other stages were used for early morning sets and late night after-parties and everything was scheduled around the main stages, giving fans a chance to begin seeing music as early as 11 a.m. and staying up past 4 a.m.
The entire culture and atmosphere can only be described as something majestic and intrinsically beautiful. Approximately 30,000 people constructed this utopian society fueled by love and the desire to explore and preserve the festival culture. Stepping into this society, even for the weekend, felt like experiencing another world where anything is possible and there’s nothing to worry about.
The entire weekend was full of interesting collaborations and inspiring covers as this year’s lineup featured everything from local bands who had to fight for their spot on the main stage, through the Rockn’ to Lockn’ contest, to the other side of the spectrum of rock and roll royalty. This particular environment worked so well not only due to the caliber of talent booked but also the schedule of the events as they were set to unfold. It was especially interesting to see String Cheese Incident sandwich their sets with Umphrey’s McGee as well as former members of the Grateful Dead the following day. The same fluidity could be felt as Widespread Panic traded sets with Phil Lesh, Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers.
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Acoustic Set: 12:00 a.m. Triangle Stage 9/5
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
In the video below, Macca is joined by Depp, Roy Gaines, Al Williams, Dale Atkins, Henree Harris, Motown Maurice, Lil Poochie and Misha Lindes. Watch as they perform some 12-bar blues including takes on Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox,” a McCartney soundcheck staple, and plenty of other tunes:
Approx 30 min. video
moedown 15 – 2014 – Turin NY
For the third year in a row, Buffalo based progressive jamband moe. hosted moe.down, their annual jamboree of good music, family and friends at Snow Ridge Ski Resort. moe.down is now in its 15th year of existence – including two years when the event was held at another mountain – but let’s not get into that.
Checkout the full moe down 15 – 2014 review and all the photos and media from Jambase.com
From the JamBase article:
Levon Helm‘s ruff-and-gruff voice and impressive mandolin work are at the heart of The Band‘s version of “Atlantic City.” Check out the “Atlantic City” The Band laid down during a visit to The Late Show:
The Band On Letterman 1993