Grateful Dead have announced an official new podcast called The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast, hosted by musician, Rich Mahan and rock journalist, Jesse Jarnow. The first season will be centred around the creation of the band’s 1970 LP Workingman’s Dead, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, and even promises to solve some mysteries in the process.
“Gather round every Thursday as we tell the tales of Grateful Dead days of yore! The Good Ol' Grateful Deadcast, the first official podcast of the Grateful Dead, is devoted to exploring the music and mythology behind one of the most enduring and influential bands in the history of music.” Check out the official trailer below.
The Good Ol' Grateful Deadcast [Trailer]
Each episode of the first season will be dedicated entirely to the corresponding song on Workingman's Dead. Episode 1, which premieres today (June 10) in Australia, focuses on track 1, “Uncle John’s Band,” and features guests interviews with producer, Bob Matthews and Dead tour manager, Jim Cutler.
“Many of the unsolved mysteries of the Dead world will also be explained, including: which obscure Macedonian folk song Jerry Garcia borrowed the ‘Uncle John’s Band’ melody from; dating the exact writing of ‘Dire Wolf’; and locating the secret trail between Garcia and Janis Joplin’s houses,” the band said of the podcast.
Across the first season’s eight episodes, the show will welcome guests with priceless insight into the band’s infamous history, including Jerry Garcia’s daughter, Trixie Garcia, Dead archivist David Lemieux, and the band’s former publicist Dennis McNally.
The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast, available on all podcast platforms, with new episodes premiering each Thursday night (Friday in Australia). Tune in via YouTube, here.
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