In 1974, sound engineer Owsley Stanley crafted a superior live experience with an enormous conglomeration of amps and speakers called the Wall of Sound. Dave’s Picks Volume 9 captures this era.
After a recent appearance discussing HootSuite culture, i sat down with Fiona Forbes and guest host Peter Verge to share a few of my favourite – somewhat-forgotten – Vancouver-centric stories. This time, the set was on-location at the Museum of Vancouver.
I shared anecdotes about rock and roll photographer Bev Davies, the Group of 7 bohemian painter Frederick Varley, and the elusive Grateful Dead shows in 1966 + name check for Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company.
The show also broadcasts a livestream which includes all the in between banter and offside comments and anecdotes from the Twitter stream.
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman headlined a festival way up in the Gold Coast Concert bowl – sorta built out of a ski bowl area of Squaw Peak or something…
All the show details are curated for your inspection.
Other acts included:
- Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
- Booker T. & the M.G.’s
- Neville Brothers
A favourite memory is Bela Fleck joining Jerry and Dave for a Ripple encore while the sun set in the mountains – a performance which changes lives.
These photos are the artifacts from Mr. W Knapp of Provo who has keep them safe for posterity. The folks therein are from the Pacific and Inter-mountain regions of the US and Canada and often rambled in various buses and vans to concerts – usually featuring some The Grateful Dead, or some permeation thereof.
Yeah, these were good times. If you see yourself, say hallo.
See the whole set at Squaw Valley Garcia/Grisman
@nbloom: Listening to Grateful Dead 5/8/77 Cornell as the sun sets on the Vancouver sea & mountains from my home office Thanks @uncleweed
@uncleweed: Yup i wore that Grateful Dead cassette out while working at a bicycle shop in Logan Utah @nbloom – the squares made me work in the garage
Messy podcast feeds / solid content reminds me: “The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean (sound of the thunder and the rain pouring down… )”