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Members of Grateful Dead, The National to perform live together

on February 24, 2012, 6:51pm

bob weir Members of Grateful Dead, The National to perform live together

There are now two projects that see members of The National paired with jam band titans. As previously reported, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio recruited members of both The National and Mates of State for his new solo album. Now, Rolling Stone brings us news of a one-off collaboration between the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and The National’s Scott and Bryan Devendorf.

On March 24th, the trio will perform a live webcast from Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, California on March 24th. The set will comprise songs from both the Grateful Dead and National’s catalogs, as well as “politically minded cover songs.” In between sets, Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow will host a roundtable discussion, alongside Weir, discussing issues such as First Amendment rights and the Occupy moment. Aptly called The Bridge Session, the goal of the collaboration is to “bridge the gaps” between people of different ideological standpoints.

The concert also serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit group HeadCount and you can win tickets to attend it live on their website.

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Anonymous
March 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Check out (and like) some Favorite New Rock Singles for Early Spring 2012, featuring the song “Good Lovin” by The Grateful Dead  : http://culturecatch.com/dusty/best-rock-singles-spring-2012

Ann
February 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

Love this! they are gonna rock! I just heard some news of the Grateful Dead seeking out a small non profit made up of dead head volunteers to help fund children’s basic needs centers! I am so proud to be a devoted fan of a band that is so devoted to humanity! Google Eden’s Rose Foundation and you can see for your self