Essential Grateful Dead
Box of Rain is the classic six piece that pays tribute to the most prolific and finest period of the Grateful Dead, 1968-74. Featuring a revolving, all star lineup with current and former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Living Earth, Zen Tricksters, Boris Garcia, and Dead On Live, Box of Rain channels the sound and magic that could have only happened at that special time.
And what a time it was…the Dead were at the height of both their songwriting and improvisational prowess! Featuring an extended Pig Pen presence, one very swingin’ drummer and the most coherent and visceral space / improvisations, the typical 5-6 hour GD performances were legendary and a trip for sure.
Box of Rain Plays Good Ol’ Grateful Dead!
A True Labor of Love featuring...
Bob Stirner (Living Earth, Boris Garcia) on Lead
Mike Kennedy (Living Earth) on Rhythm
Craig Privett (Half Step) on Bass
Bud Burroughs (Boris Garcia) on Keys
Tim Kelly (Boris Garcia) on Drums
Jon Bernstein (Bears Choice) on Harp/Pigpen Vocals
March 21, 2020
Box of Rain @ The Soundry, Columbia MD
With Very Special Guest Skip Vaneglas of Dark Star Orchestra