Listen to the Watkins Family Hour – featuring Nickel Creek's Sara and Sean Watkins – cover the Grateful Dead’s “Brokedown Palace.”
The Grateful Dead
"It's a beautiful song with a beautiful lyric and sentiment; the power of love runs deep in all of us who are open to it."
Jerry Garcia would have turned 72 on Aug. 1, and Brooklyn indie rockers Real Estate commemorated the occasion at their show in San Francisco on Friday with a cover of the Grateful Dead song 'He's Gone.'
Ryan Adams said he turns to the Grateful Dead when he isn't feeling great, and he's hoping his recent acoustic solo performance of their classic 'Wharf Rat' will do the same for sick or injured kids.
This week, the Grateful Dead released 'Sunshine Daydream,' a three-CD/DVD set of their most requested unreleased concert. Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm have teamed up with Rhino Records to give five lucky winners a 'Sunshine Daydream' prize pack.
Flanked by images of the Golden Gate and Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday's "The Bridge Session" spanned the gap between coast, genre and generation, as members of the National and other Brooklyn darlings joined legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir for an intimate, one-shot performance at the legend's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California.