“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, September 19th, 7-9pm
Written by Mark Binder on Saturday, September 17, 2016
As you may or may not know, WSLR has been conducting its Fall ‘16
Membership Drive since this past Thursday, ending late Wednesday evening.
If you are a “returning member”, the Giving Challenge will match dollar for
dollar pledges of from $25-$100, thus doubling your pledge; if you are a
unique “new member”, the Challenge will match two for one, thus tripling
your pledge! The only caveat is that you cannot accept a “thank you” gift.
Should you wish a gift, this event only we will have WSLR t-shirts, caps or
water bottles for a pledge of $40 each, and either a single annual pass for $250
or a pair for $500(passes are good for almost every WSLR benefit, with very
few exceptions; one only need call in advance and make your
And please: as you know, I give away a complete copy of each Monday’s
broadcast(because, as Jerry said, “…once we play the music, it’s yours…”), so
if you have been fortunate to win one, please call in your pledge for
“Yesterday’s Dead Today”!
For Monday, I had broadcast much of this evening back on Sept. 24, 2012, and
since there won’t be a full evening of music tonight, and also since I had not
broadcast anything from Disc 3(“The Jerry Garcia Tribute Band”*…scroll
down for band members), we can easily feature the first disc tonight.
This is one of the finest evenings of music I have ever heard, through one of
the finest audience recordings I have ever heard.
The Comes a Time Benefit – For the Rex Foundation
The Music of Jerry Garcia
The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Mics located Dead Center at the bottom of the lawn – top of bench seating
Mics ORTF, MBHO 603a/ka200n>Sound Devices 722 @ 24bit/96khz
Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Trey Anastasio, Hamza el Din, Mickey Hart, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring,
Bruce Hornsby, Gloria Jones
Melvin Seals JGB Band:
Bill Kreutzmann, Jackie LaBranch, Donna Jean Godchaux, David Nelson,
Sandy Rothman, Melvin Seals
String Cheese Incident:
Jason Hann, Michael Kang, Keith Moseley, and Bill Nershi
Bob Weir and Ratdog::
Kenny Brooks, Jeff Chimenti, Mark Karan, Jay Lane and Robin Sylvester
Artticle and photos at:
The Jerry Garcia Tribute Band*
Approximately 2 hours, 50 minutes including encores
1. Olin Arageed > (Hamza el Din, Mickey, Bill Walton on oud & more)
2. Help on The Way > (Donna, Jackie, Gloria, Trey on lead vocal) edited
3. Slipknot! (Trey and Jimmy)
4. Sugaree (Warren on lead vocal)
5. Loser (Bruce, J.V. Collier and Warren, Bruce on lead vocal)
6. Brown Eyed Woman > (Bruce, Jimmy, with Michael on lead vocal)
8. Dark Star (1st verse) > (Bruce, Jimmy and Kang, Weir on lead vocal)
9. Bertha (Warren and Jimmy, Warren on lead vocal)
10. Eyes of The World (Trey and Kenny, Trey on lead vocal)
*Tribute Band included Trey Anastasio, Kenny Brooks, Jeff Chimenti,
J.V. Collier, Hamza el Din, Mickey Hart, Warren Haynes. Jimmy
Herring, Bruce Hornsby, Gloria Jones, Michael Kang, Mark Karan, Bill
Kreutzmann, Jackie LaBranch, Jay Lane, Donna Jean
Godchaux-MacKay, Robin Sylvester & Bob Weir
***Not on recording***
David Nelson, Sandy Rothman, & Brian Godchaux
7 songs, approx. 25 minutes:
If I Lose
Rosa Lee McFall
Oh, The Wind and Rain
Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie
On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Grateful Dead Ground Zero, also known
as Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, friends came together for a reckoning of the
faithful to celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia. After fine but brief sets by
David Nelson, a pared down String Cheese Incident, an updated Jerry Garcia
Band (with special guest Merl Saunders), and Ratdog, the sun set on the
blissful crowd and the main event began.
Old friend Hamza El Din led a procession of drummers onto the hallowed
Greek stage as the band trickled on for a Help on The Way opener, with Trey
taking lead guitar and vocals. From there, the Jerry Spot was a revolving door
of Trey, Kang, Warren, Jimmy, Karan, often with several of them at one time.
Phil Zone duties were masterfully assumed by Robin Sylvester, and Jay Lane
was in the drum seat until “Scarlet Begonias” when the Rhythm Devils
ascended the throne. The shining star of the evening was Mr. Hornsby,
bringing tears to everyone’s eyes during “Loser” and especially the final
refrains of “Standing on the Moon.”
Almost greater than the thrill of the music was the vibe at The Greek. It was
“Strangers Stopping Strangers” with smiles and nods to old tour friends, taper
buddies, long lost family members, and the knowing-grin that we were all a
part of something very special.
“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, on W“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Cortez Kitchen, Cortez Fishing Village, Fri. Sept. 23rd, 6:00 p.m.
198th Street, Cortez, 798-9404
The Blue Rooster, Sat., Sept. 24th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Michael Miller’s open mic:
Painter’s Palate, Sun., Sept. 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 355-4620
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Old School Bar & Grill, Sat., Fri. Sept. 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
1991 Main St., Sarasota, 363-7744
Ship Of Fools:
D.Coy Ducks Bar & Music, Sat., Sept. 24th., 10:00 p.m.
5410 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-5888
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Sept 20th, Lauaren Mitchell, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Sept 21st, RJ Howson, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 22nd, Big Deal and the Dirty Deal, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 23rd, Sam Woolf(American Idol finalist) 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 24th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 25th, Truality Gospel Brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Monday, Sept. 26th, Alan Rhody.
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: