Classically trained pianist Holly Bowling is releasing her latest recording of Grateful Dead songs in a few weeks. PopMatters catches up with the virtuoso to discuss the intersection of jazz and rock with classical technique.
Psychedelic rockers the Grateful Dead changed directions in 1970 and went country with Workingman's Dead, becoming early folk-rock/country-rock pioneers.
Veteran musician Keller Williams discusses his special relationship with the Keels, their third album together, Speed, and what he learned from following the Grateful Dead.
There's a certain sonic gravitas in hearing Bob Weir's guitar in the trio format, and when he sings, "you can buy a whole god damn government today", he's reporting more truth than any corporate news media outlet dares.
Anthem of the Sun is where things really took off for the Grateful Dead. Rhino's new deluxe edition is a reminder of how explosive and musically adventurous this band already was back in those early days.