The Dead Covers Project
What a wonderful month it's been, sharing our love of the Grateful Dead through song and video! We applaud all the hard work and effort that you, the fans, put into the DEAD COVERS PROJECT, and we hope you'll continue to watch and support all the amazing participant videos on YouTube until we fire up the DEAD COVERS PROJECT again next February.
Throughout the month of April, we'll be shining our lovelight on a handful of artists that really made the grade. You'll get to know each of these five artists and find out just what made them connect with the Dead in our exclusive DEAD COVERS PROJECT profiles, but for now we'd simply like to congratulate the following participants (in no particular order)...
Now Playing In The Band...
The project may be over for 2012, but you can continue to check out some of the "Top Rated" videos that were submitted and "Like" them here.
I GET A KICK OUT OF THESE ENGLISH DEAD BANDS
they like the old stuff
The Band: Shakedown Street
Viola Lee Blues
Hope you guys like this !
. . . . . . . .GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD . . . . . . . .
a relaxed, well executed,
- - - - - - - - - - - - -NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE
Don't Ease Me In
Steep Canyon Rangers
ya gotta love the way these guys smile. They're not officially entered yet but hopefully they will be.
This is THE KIND from Blacksburg, VA doing Dear Prudence
and check out BACKYARD CASSIDY:
on JDARKS Grateful Dead Tab
Peter Bach - Black Throated Wind
There's been a bunch of these one man multitrack productions and I gotta say they tend to be a bit one dimensional but the vocal duet in Matt Raum's Jack Straw stands out. The singers are Travis Stinson and Annie Neeley , lead player is Grant Gordy
Many deadcoversproject entries have scored 1000's of hits by virtue of having been posted on YouTube for years before the start of the project. Others like posts from Kimock7 and TheBadAssets have paid for slots at the top of YouTube searches. This entry has earned all its 2307 hits since the inception of the project and I can certainly see why.
Everyone, let me know of others with lots of plain, old-fashioned honest hits since December 2011.
gotta post the other Red Planet Trio entry:
A common holdback of musicians is attempts to play with people of their own caliber or less when from a selfish point of view one should strive to surround oneself with players that are just plain better. I get the sense that these two guitar players have both always done just that. not that they're selfish ha ha. OK, I'll shut up.
Ha Ha, - surprising
WOW it's a june explosion. I haven't even been able to get off the ten list tonight
the RED PLANET trio
pretty amazing sounding acoustics
60 years ago the foundling bluegrass was eclipsed by the electric guitar - of a sudden there is finally presence parody in sound reinforcement and bluegrass has grown up
e.g. check out the infamous string dusters
these guys are jumping into mainstream America with all the sensibilities of the dead and then some, they bring the technology, drip with talent, and exude nothing but love, I'm glad I lived to see it