DeadTest™ Vol. 38 – Dead & Company Shows

by Peter Wendel
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DeadAndCompanyLogoFeatured3The 38th installment of the Day-Glo DeadTest™ collection dives into the sound of the hottest Grateful Dead splinter band (for lack of a better term) on tour. Dead & Company joins an elite group of bands – including The Other Ones (1998), The Dead (2003) and Furthur (2009) – that has, at some point, dominated the touring scene for Heads, young and old.

The band consists of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir (vocals, guitar), Mickey Hart (drums) and Bill Kreutzmann (drums). John Mayer plays lead guitar and sings, Oteil Burbridge is on bass (and sometimes sings) and Jeff Chimenti is on keys.

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DeadTest™ Vol. 37 – Dead & Company Shows

The 38th installment of the Day-Glo DeadTest™ collection dives into the sound of the hottest Grateful Dead splinter band (for lack of a better term) on tour. Dead & Company joins an elite group of bands – including The Other Ones (1998), The Dead (2003) and Furthur (2009) – that has, at some point, dominated the touring scene for Heads, young and old.

Good luck passing this one. If you’re used to hearing Jerry playing lead, Dead & Company will take you out of your comfort zone.

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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.

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