Furthur to Cover Six Grateful Dead Albums at Furthur Festival
Furthur has launched a new website for its upcoming Furthur Festival and revealed some addition information about the three-day event. As previously reported, Furthur Festival will take place in Angels Camp, CA from May 28-30.
Throughout the weekend, the members of Furthur will perform six of the Grateful Dead’s most popular albums in their entirety. On Saturday the band will revisit American Beauty (Set I), Workingman’s Dead (Set II) and Anthem of the Sun (Set III), and on Sunday Furthur will reinterpret Blues for Allah (Set I), Aoxomoxoa (Set II) and Terrapin Station (Set III). Bassist Phil Lesh performed several of these albums in their entirety during his closing of the Warfield celebration. Furthur’s current lineup includes Lesh, guitarist Bob Weir, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (The Dead, RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento – Russo Duo) and guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra).
Furthur will also offer a public soundcheck on Friday night. In addition, the group promises that the Furthur’s core Grateful Dead members “will be jamming on several stages with some of their friends.” The weekend will also feature a spoken word stage boasting several Grateful Dead family members, “a trove” of iconic Grateful Dead memorabilia, a late night jam and rare recordings presented by Dead archivist David Lemieux.
Other Furthur Festival performers include original Furthur Fest vets Electric Hot Tuna, Galactic, RatDog’s Mark Karan & Jemimah Puddleduck, The Mother Hips, Honeymoon, Carney, Maiden Lane, Blue Light River, Weir collaborator The Waybacks and Common Rotation with Dan Bern. Phil Lesh & Friends members Jackie Greene, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will also perform with their solo bands.