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Episode Archive

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan.

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Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Celebrating Pigpen's 70th birthday.

A tribute to Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan, who had the crazy idea to transform Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champion's into an electric rock and roll band, ultimately known as The Grateful Dead. Pigpen's 70th birthday was September 8th, 2015.

This show will feature great versions of many standard Pig covers, but also some pretty obscure, rarely (and never) performed material, including originals. But you'll have to tune in to find out what.

Continuing The 50th Year Celebration with June 12th, 1976 Boston Music Hall Set 1, Soundboard!!!

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Sat, 09/12/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good Old 1976 Grateful Dead!
Join Sam and Duane as we raise funds for KBOO this Saturday! Duane Goslar will sit in for Sun Lee this weekend for Grateful Dead & Friends. The show will feature a first set soundboard recording of June 12, 1976 at the Boston Music Hall. Be sure to tell your out of range friends to tune in to KBOO.FM worldwide stream. See you on the radio!

Grateful Dead & Friends on 09/05/15

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Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 08/29/15

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Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends on 08/22/15

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Sat, 08/22/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

'Who Needs Songs?' - Part 3

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Sat, 08/15/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Exploring the in-between parts of Grateful Dead songs and set lists.
Welcome to Part 3 of the 'Who Needs Songs?' special, an exploration of what this show sounds like without any songs.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 08/08/15

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Sat, 08/08/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead


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Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
7 hours of Live Grateful Dead Uninterupted!
Join us at Grateful Dead & Friends for a pitch free 7 hour marathon to thank all of you for your past and future support to KBOO 90.7 FM here in Portland, Oregon, 91.9 FM Hood River, and 104.3 Corvalis, and Philomath. We will go from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 with digital quality live Grateful Dead! Tell your friends that are out of listening range, or out of state to stream The 7 Hour Grateful Dead Marathon on KBOO.FM
All programming time will be live Dead except for station id and underwriting.

Grateful Dead & Friends on 07/25/15

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Sat, 07/25/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Good 'ol Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead & Friends Featuring Begonia Studios Presents

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Sat, 07/11/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Short Description: 
Dancing In The Park With The Good Old Grateful Dead
  Come on out to Col. Summers City Park at S.E. Belmont and 20th Avenue for our second  Decentralized Dance Party In The Park! It's free, and guaranteed to be a lot of a lot of fun! Please bring a PORTABLE SPEAKER, and your PHONE, or any other streaming device to stream WWW. KBOO.FM
  We are NOT broadcasting from the park and are NOT providing a sound system, just the idea, and encouragement for you to gather, dance, and celebrate the music of Grateful Dead!
Bring blankets, snacks, dogs, kids, a frisbee, and anything that makes you happy!
Duane Goslar will be filling in for Sun Lee, who will be on the air on July 25th.
  We hope you will come out with a friend and do some dancing and grooving!  See you at the park!


Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 35:24 minutes (32.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Length: 60:02 minutes (54.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Lewi Longmire LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Title: øõ:
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 36:45 minutes (38.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Scott Law LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 54:15 minutes (56.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Fruition LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 47:59 minutes (49.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Garcia Birthday Band LIVE on KBOO

program date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 58:24 minutes (60.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 145Kbps (VBR)

Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon 2014

program date: 
Sat, 02/08/2014
KBOO Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon goes LIVE at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 8th! It's gonna ROCK! It's gonna ROLL! It's gonna be CRAZY-GO-NUTS!

All you need to do is listen. Whatever you're doing, take KBOO with you and don't miss a single note or beat. Bring a phone too, because this is a Membership Drive Special! Become a member! Renew your membership! Get a gift membership for  a friend, neighbor, loved (or loathed*) one, etc.

Log on, tune in, and ROCK OUT!

*Karl Rove's, GW Bush's, David Koch's, and the President's gift memberships have all lapsed. Just sayin'.

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on his new Smithsonian Collection of the world's music

program date: 
Sat, 10/15/2011

Most of you are familiar with Mickey Hart for his decades of work as one of The Grateful Dead's drummers. 

But did you know about his work with the Smithsonian Institution, specifically with their Smithsonian Folkways music label?

Well earlier this week, the Smithsonian released the Mickey Hart Collection featuring 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

And on this week's installment of Grateful Dead &  Friends, Mickey joined us live to talk about the Collection, his new band, tour and forthcoming album.

You can freely download 10 files and stream 25 others from the Collection and watch a behind-the-scenes tour of Smithsonian Folkways with Mickey.

Grateful Dead Archivist - Nicholas Meriwether

program date: 
Sat, 06/18/2011

Recorded late May 2011 at KBOO Studios by Andrew Geller.  We touch on current events, near-future plans including the grand opening in 2012, some really cool recent contributions and much more.


Grateful Dead Archive

KBOO GD show homepage

UCSC Grateful Dead Research Guide


Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 11/28/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Phil Lesh And Friends09-09-94Berkeley Community Thtr.SBD.
Walkin' Blues*
Lazy River Road*
K.C. Moan*
Dupree's Diamond Blues*
Childhood's End*
Attics Of My Life*
Bird Song*
Throwin' Stones*
Grateful Dead08-04-94Terminal Island Correctional FacilitySan Pedro, California
A Benefit For Owsley*
Yellow Dog Story*
Me N' Bobby Mcgee*
Hard To Handle*
Garcia And GrismanWarfield, S.F.12-08-91
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen*

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 11/21/2015

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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Samplings from a string of shows in November 1985.

11/16/85 - Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
11/20,21,22/85 - Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA

Big Boy Pete^ > Dire Wolf (21), Hell in a Bucket > Sugaree > El Paso (16), Althea (22)

Interview with Stu Nixon, one of the compilers of Deadbase. A new and likely (last) version is currently available.

space > Morning Dew > Throwing Stones (22), Playing in the Band > She Belongs to Me* (21), Touch of Grey (22)

^ final performance, first since 9/20/70
* final performance

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 11/14/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Jerry Garcia Band ~ 2.18.78 ~ Civic Auditorium ~ Santa Cruz, CA
1. I'll Take A Melody

Jerry Garcia Band ~ 9.11.89 ~ The Centrum ~ Worcester, MA
2. Get Out My Life Now Woman

The Band ~ Rock of Ages Album 
3. Don't You Do It

Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/Mos Def, Trombone Shorty & Allen Toussaint
4. It Ain't My Fault

Gov't Mule ~ 5.03.03 ~ Saeger Theater ~ New Orleans, LA
5. On Your Way Down w/Mike Gordon and Sonny Landreth

Funky Meters ~ 10.17.15 ~ Crescent City Blues and Brews ~ New Orleans, LA
6. Ride Your Pony

Grateful Dead ~ 5.3.72 ~ Olympia Theater ~ Paris, France
7. China > Rider
8. Sing Me Back Home

Phish ~ 2.18.97 ~ Le Bataclan ~ Paris, France
9. Peaches en Regalia > 2001 > My Soul > Maze

Widespread Panic ~ 6.17.98 ~ Le Bataclan ~ Paris, France
10. And It Stoned Me > Fishwater

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 10/31/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Humble Pie5/28/71Fillmore EastI Dont need no Doctor
GD10/29/73St Louis MoTruckin>
GD10/29/73St Louis MoDrums>
GD10/29/73St Louis MoThe Other One>
GD10/29/73St Louis MoWharf Rat
GD12/11/72WinterlandDark Star>
GD12/11/72WinterlandStella Blue

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 10/24/2015

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Samplings from two late 1979 shows:
10/25/79 - New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT
10/27/79 - Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA

Dancing in the Street > Franklin's Tower (27), Jack Straw (27), Easy to Love You (27), Stagger Lee (27), Shakedown Street (25), Passenger (25), Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > space... (25)

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 10/17/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful DeadUncle John's Band30 Trips Around the SunRhino
The SadiesPalace of Goldlive in Portland8/1/09
Grateful DeadGreatest Story Ever Told5/3/72 ParisGrateful Dead Records
Me and Bobby McGee5/3/72 ParisGrateful Dead Records
Here Comes Sunshine30 Trips Around the SunRhino
Hot TunaBowlegged Woman, Knockkneed ManLive in San Francisco10/3/15
David Nelson BandDDreadful Wind and RainLive in Eugene, OR10/10/15
Grateful DeadJack Straw5/3/72 ParisGrateful Dead Records
Grateful DeadDeep Elem Blues30 Trips Around the SunRhino
A special mid-month episode of the Forests of Fennario with special guest, original Grateful Dead Family Member, Rosie McGee, talking about her book, "Dancing WithThe Dead"
Find out more about Rosie

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 10/10/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Fruition ~ 9.28.15 ~ The Nether Bar - Mills CIty Nights ~ Minneapolis, MN
1. Meet Me on the Mountain

Greensky Bluegrass ~ 7.16.15 ~ Hornings Hideout ~ North Plains, OR
2. When I Paint My Masterpiece

Jerry Garica, David Grisman, Tony Rice ~ The Pizza Tapes ~ Acoustic Disc
3. Knockin on Heaven's Door

Grateful Dead ~ 10.25.79 ~ New Haven Coliseum ~ New Haven, CT
4. Shakedown Street

Grateful Dead ~ 11.15.71 ~ The Austin Municipal Auditorium ~ Austin, TX
5. Not Fade Away > Going Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away

Grateful Dead ~ 9.30.72 ~ American University ~ WQashington, D.C.
6. Brokedown Palace

Lewi Longmire Solo ~ Live In Studio

Greensky Bluegrass ~ 7.16.15 ~ Hornings Hideout ~ North Plains, OR

7. Don't Lie
8. String Summit Breakdown

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 09/19/2015

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Grateful Dead & Friends
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A 'Pig roast' to celebrate Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan's 70th birthday (9/8/15)
Click song titles to access the complete show it came from (usually a soundboard)

Easy Wind, Pain in My Heart, Instrumental, Run Rudolph Run, In the Midnight Hour, Smokestack Lightning, Operator, Sick and Tired, Katie Mae, Good Lovin', Don't Mess Up A Good Thing, Mr. Charlie, When I Was A Boy, Tastebud, Chinatown Shuffle, You See A Broken Heart, She's Mine, Hard to Handle

Great quotes and more about Pigpen.
Pigpen solo (also).

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 09/12/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful DeadOlympia Theater, Paris France5-4-72 Sbd.The Stranger
Warlocks11-3-65Warlocks DemosCaution, Don't stop on tracks
Grateful DeadBoston Music Hall6-12-76Set 1 sbd
Samson And Delilah*
Row Jimmy Row*
The Music Never Stopped*
Brown Eyed Woman*
Big River*
Mission In The Rain*
Looks Like Rain*
lLazy Lightningh >*

Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 08/29/2015

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Grateful DeadHey Pocky Way3/28/90Rhino
Larry Campbell and Theresa WilliamsAttics Of My LifeLarry Campbell and Teresa WilliamsRed House
Warren HaynesCompany ManAshes and DustConcord
Ritz Power JamDay Tripper2/5/93Live Recording
Ritz Power JamLittle Wing2/5/93Live Recording
ManWings of MercuryTwang DynastyRoad goes on FOrever
Quicksilver Messenger ServicePride Of Man1967Live Recording
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceBearsAnthologyCapital Records
ManBabe, I'm Gonna Leave YouMaximum DarknessEMI
Quicksilver Messenger ServiceWho Do You Love1967Live Recording
Jefferson AirplaneShe Has Funny CarsReturn To The MatrixCOLLECTOR'S CHOICE
Moby GrapeOmahaMoby Grape Live!Sundazed
Grateful DeadIko Iko>Dave's Picks 12Grateful Dead Records
Stella Blue
Jerry Garcia BandStop That TrainOn Broadway: Act One - October 28th, 1987Round Records
A little of this, a little of that with some guests visiting. HEre's a little info on the Ritz Power Jam:
THe Dave's Picks 12 Show took place on 11/4/77 in Hamilton, NY


I love dead

 I always listen to your dead program on sat!


Stefano...from Rome, Italy.


Solo Jerry At Passaic, NJ

Hey there Sun Lee/ GD&F DJ's...

First, thanks for volunteering. KBOO is the best, thanks to all you wonderful volunteers.

Second, I wanted to make a new comment, this somehow seems to be a reply. Whoops! My skills at these things are pretty slim, my apologies....

Third and main point: I LOVED the (solo acoustic) Jerry set last week, but when I clicked on the link in the PLAYLISTS tab, it played another (GD electric) set. Did I do something wrong? Or perhaps the link is wrong?

I'd love to have access to the Jerry set. Please advise!

Thanks & happy new year to all....





Play more GRATEFUL DEAD dammit!

 Hey Sun,

How many GD songs did you play today performed by the Grateful Dead? I counted four (five if you include Hey Jude.). Play more GD man, it's called the "Grateful Dead and Friends" not "Bands who wish they were the Grateful Dead."

I like the show and I like KBOO but I (and most of my friends who also listen) want to hear the GRATEFUL DEAD, not Furthur, not Widespread Panic, or some local jam band. GRATEFUL DEAD, more please. We don't want to hear other bands playing Grateful Dead songs (Widespread Panic) but the actual GD playing GD music.





GD marathon

I'd like to request some shows for the GD marathon this weekend. I'd love to hear 12-31-83 Civic Aud  and/or  8-28-82 Veneta OCF grounds. Do you have the SBD's from the Further shows from Oakland w/ John Kadlecik. -thanks, Jakester, Vancouver, WA

Saturday 8/22/09

Duane, sorry I missed your email/show. Perhaps we can schedule another time to do it. Life has been way hectic, but will slow down soon :o)


The Grateful Dead

Hey, Duane!

Caught your show today for the first time since moving back to the NW after a 33 year exile in Wyoming. In early 1969 (40 years ago!), I was a senior at Columbia River High in Vancouver-new the year before from Connecticut-and not allowed to driver over to Portland after dark. My girlfriend really wanted to go to a concert at this place I'd never heard of to see two bands I'd never heard of. Her Mom consented to drive she, I and her younger sister over and pick us up afterward. Great concert, great bands, great venue-though as a suburban teen, I was a bit shocked by the older hippies and some of their behavior. We, as minors, got kicked out about 10 or 10:30, but it was a memorable evening. The Grateful Dead and the Quicksilver Messenger Service at The Crystal Ballroom!

Enjoyed your show, and will catch it again. Thanks, Beau in Vancouver

Matt's Birthday today!!!!!!!!!

When I spoke with you I did not know it was your special LIFE Day!!!! Wish you peace, joy and good vibes for your DAY and beyond!! Namaste' Sheri Hoffman (your pesky cd addict). A very Happy BirthDAY and many more to come!!


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