Tuesday, June 5, 2018

021 - Featuring Phil Cook

Hey there, Dead Freaks! This go-round I fill you in on how things went down when Osiris went to DelFest and have a great conversation with Phil Cook. Then, of course, we get into some Grateful Dead.

Phil shares details on his new album, People Are My Drug, and his band, The Guitarheels. We also talk about his work with Hiss Golden Messenger and covering the Grateful Dead. We’ve included a great new track, “Steam Powered Blues”, from the new record. You can order the record (in whatever format suits you) from Phil's website: PhilCookMusic.com

As for the Grateful Dead music in this episode, the show was released as Dave's Pick's 20 but, we're listening to a fine Jim Wise audience recording. This is in the spirit of the discussion in Ep 020 wherein guest Jeff Conklin speaks to the distinct energies detectable in audience tapes that don't come through in most soundboards. So yeah, you may have heard this stuff before but, have you heard it like this? Time to find out.

Somehow, in making this episode, I completely forgot to mention the sweet new shirts that are available on our redbubble page. Please consider heading over there to cop a little something with our sweet new logo. We’ve got ladies and men’s shirts, stickers, and things that hold coffee (or tea!)

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Richard Thompson - Delfest 11, 2018-05-26. Photo by J.M. Hart

Selections in this episode:
Del McCoury Band feat. Richard Thompson2018-05-26 Del Fest, Allegheny County Fairgrounds, Cumberland, MD
1952 Vincent Black Lightning(Source: Archive.org, recorded by: Tom the Taper)

Phil CookSteampowered Bluesfrom the album People Are My Drug

Grateful Dead1981-12-09 Activity Center, University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Excerpts from Set One:Friend Of The Devil > Little Red Rooster, Bird Song, Candyman > Cassidy, Looks Like Rain > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider

Here's a video recapping a bit of our time at DelFest!

[Note: I misspoke when I noted that Phil "produced" a record for Blind Boys Of Alabama. Phil served as the "Musical Director" for the Blind Boys' 2013 album, I'll Find A Way. Phil's longtime friend, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), produced the record. He also contributed a song to their 2018 release, "Almost Home".]

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