Monday, June 15, 2009

Tour Songs - Episode 7

Trevor and I have been playing this song since we were in high school.  We would often jam on this tune at house parties and suburban fire pits.  In New York City about 8 or so years ago we started playing it again on a few gigs as a duo.  It was first performed by The Grateful Dead on February 28, 1970 at The Family Dog in San Francisco, California.  Which is kind of funny because Trevor, Shane, and I's old band was called Blake & The Family Dog.  If you ever feel like checking out what we were up to before Yarn, go to iTunes and search Blake & The Family Dog - Stolen Days, our first and only record.  

There is a recording of this song on the Garcia/Grisman Acoustic record which is definitely my favorite version ever put to tape.  Portions of that record have gotten a lot of airtime in good old Big White, and I am sure will continue to do so.  Here is Trevor, Andrew, Rod, and I stammering through The Grateful Dead's, "Friend of the Devil."

That's all for now, see you next time.  

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