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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, June 19th, 7-9pm

Written by on Sunday, June 18, 2017

“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”

I learned of the passing of Matt Reynolds, tour “guru” for The Dark Star Orchestra, the weekend before
last, and I already had last week’s show programmed, so I am breaking ranks with both myself and my
show “rules” tonight by featuring a Dead-related concert not nearly from “today in history”, in order to
pay my own small tribute to not only a “family” member, but one of the behind-the-scenes people largly
responsible for putting on events such as these. And so, this week’s broadcast, June 19, will feature a
very recent concert by the DSO, saluting a Grateful Dead concert(as is their wont), from almost half a
century ago…

From the DSO Facebook entry:

“For the past 12 years, Matt was the Tour Mystic behind countless DSO tours, leading all from the helm
of his trusty travel desk, being the behind-the-scenes beacon guiding us through success, tumult, and all
points in between, usually with great humor, and always with gentle nature.

Matt’s role was not for the weary, and when he ever was, he was careful not to share. Our ship of fools
sails now without captain, our guiding light extinguished, the weight of our loss an anchor to this
darkness. “

Breaking a second rank, while I try to NEVER broadcast any already-legally-released material, this
evening’s broadcast of the Dark Star Orchesstra recreates 5/7/72, “The Bickershaw Festival”, Wigan,
England(exactly one month after my first, 4/7/72, Wembley Empire Pool).

This recording does not reside in the Archive:

Dark Star Orchestra, The Space,, Westbury, N.Y.

Covering The Grateful Dead, Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, 5/7/72:
Neumann Km184 Mics > Lunatec V2 > Korg MR-1000
Taper : Joe D’Amico ”AKA” Joebeacon
Editing : Joe D’Amico ”AKA” Joebeacon

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1 Truckin’
2. Sugaree
3. Mr. Charlie
4. Deal
5. Beat It On Down The Line
6. He’s Gone
7. Chinatown Shuffle
8. China Cat Sunflower >
9. I Know You Rider

Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:
1. Black-Throated Wind
2. Next Time You See Me
3. Playing in the Band
4. Tennessee Jed
5. Good Lovin’ >
6. Casey Jones

Disc 3 – Set 2:
1. Greatest Story Ever Told
2. Big Boss Man
3. Ramble On Rose
4. Jack Straw
5. Dark Star >
6. Drums >

Disc 4 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. The Other One >
2. Sing Me Back Home
3. Sugar Magnolia >
4. Turn On Your Love Light >
5. Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad >
6. Not Fade Away

Encore :
7. One More Saturday Night

Jeff Mattson – lead guitar, vocals
Rob Eaton – rhythm guitar, vocals
Rob Barraco- keyboards, vocals
Skip Vangelas – bass, vocals
Dino English – drums, percussion
Rob Koritz – drums, percussion
Lisa Mackey – vocals


“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
1st Annual Music Fest: Sun., June 25th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.,
Doors open at noon:
STAGE 1 (Beer Garden)
1:30 – The Joneses
2:45 – The Alvis Brothers
4:00 – Smokin’ Bones
5:15 – Mumbo Jumbo with Lauren Mitchell

STAGE 2 (Side Porch)
1:00 – Mike Tozier
2:15 – The Schmitz Brothers
3:30 – Heather Downie Band
4:45 – John Howard Band
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., June 21st, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Ober Rivers and His D.U.I.s:
Cortez Clam Factory, Fri., June 23rd, 9:00 p.m.
10104 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton, 798-9898

Schmitz Brothers Band:
Big Top Brewing Company, Fri., June 23rd, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
6111 Porter Way, Sarasota, 371-2939

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
1st Annual Music Fest: Sun., June 25th, 2:15 p.m.,
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., June 20th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., June 21st, Lauren Mitchell, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thurs., June 22nd, TC Carr & Bolts Of Blue, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., June 23rd, Ari and The Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., June 24th, Albert Castiglia, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., June 25th, Truality, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., June 19th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., June 20th, Catskill
Wed., June 21st, Stretch & Friends
Thurs., June 22nd, Stumble Creek
Fri., June 23rd, The Missing Links
Sat., June 24th, Richy Kicklighter
1st Annual Music Fest:
Sun., June 25th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.,
Doors open at noon:
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., June 26th, Mel and Vinnie
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30

1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: