Jam – 2011-07-19 – Carroll’s

Another interesting night of Deadstein awaited us on this very hot July evening.  Being Tuesday, the traffic wasn’t as bad as it could have been, so parking and getting in and out was easy as easy as “that’s what she said.”  With Alan unavailable this week, we took the opportunity to invite LLB to the jam and to get back on that Deadstein bicycle for some jamming like it was just old times, just at a higher level and a lot older.  So many of the songs we really don’t play too much any more we we chose to play with Larry.  After fumbling through the first verse each of the newer Grateful Dead songs, they got better and better such as the Picasso Moon and the Victim.  That was a really nice surprise.  The first set was classic Deadstein and pretty good. Loud at time but as I said, classic Deadstein.

Scott and Larry both met Hook Herrera (http://www.myspace.com/hookherrera or http://www.hookherrera.net/) through the Almans I assume and Scott has been trying to get him to a jam with us ever since.  Our first set was without  Hook and played a really cool second set with him.  He was rocking on both the harmonica as well as his bluesy/BoDidley telecaster guitar style, for the most part leading our band.  It was pretty fun and exciting and not too much of a challenge to play along with this type of music.  At least for the most part, if there was an actual chord change it was a simple pattern to grasp.  So it all went very well and I look forward to the MP3s and some of the video that was shot.

Scott Bayer showed up with new bongo in hand and I had to deny him playing with us at all due to the presence of Hook playing with us, at least that was a good excuse and it worked.  In addition, I got him to video the performance for us, which is something I assume he is good at.  The only other guest for the night was a friend of Hook’s named Ross, who was simultaneously video recoding us also.

We played a few minutes past 12 and left the hot room and am now waiting and wondering what next week will bring us next.  More material that is more of the same yet completely different.  The Ying-Yoink of Deadstein.

To hear the MP3s from the jam, click the links below:


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tommy banjo
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 09:04:50

    rock on Deadstein!

  2. Larry G.
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 19:05:26

    Thanks Tommy

  3. Scott
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 12:46:45

    Another magical Deadstein nite for sure. Once again, Im blown away by the amazing harp and guitar playing of Hook Herarra. He’s welcome in our home anytime.

  4. Anonymous
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 17:58:13

    Actually, Larry & I have seen Hook perform with The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, and most recently at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble. Warren was the guest that night 4-30-11. After the show Lisa, Larry & I had the privilege of meeting Hook and the rest is history. If you haven’t checked out his CD, i encourage all to do so.

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