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“The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast,” the official Grateful Dead podcast, is a series devoted to exploring the music and mythology behind one of the most enduring, progressive, and influential bands in the history of recorded music. The podcast’s tagline is “For The Committed And The Curious,” as episodes will invite new fans to explore the band’s enormous mythology in digestible chunks and enlighten life-long Dead Heads about corners of the band’s history they never knew existed. No topic will ...
 
Nashville-based rock and soul singer Maggie Rose invites the listener into her world as an independent artist in the male-dominated, often volatile, music industry. Maggie hosts candid conversations with her female musical heroes about their lives in and out of music, challenging the status quo, and changing the game for those coming up behind them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A weekly show that tells the story of an artist’s musical journey in four parts. Past, Present, Future, Live! is a conversation between artist and audience—intimate stories about early inspirations, the creative process and what they’ve learned along the way. From their first music lesson to the first paid gig, we discover the unique journey of each guest. Every episode closes with a live, original performance of the songs that made the artist who they are today. Presented by Osiris Media. S ...
 
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Singer and songwriter Natalie Hemby joins Maggie to talk about her journey from songwriter to band member to solo artist; finding her voice, and the stories behind some of her lyrics. Natalie explains her approach to writing with other musicians, and why she thinks it's an amazing time to be an artist. 2x GRAMMY Award-winner Natalie Hemby is revere…
 
Amanda Shires is a creative force of the highest nature. She’s a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and violinist; and after already accomplishing so much in her career, her love of words and poetry compelled her to pursue an MFA in creative writing, which she got from Sewanee University of the South. She's also a painter. In this episode, Maggie a…
 
We uncover the secrets of the Grateful Dead’s legendary tape vault with archivist David Lemieux, from LSD alchemist Owsley Stanley to the making of the Betty Boards, from “Dick’s Picks” (& Dick Latvala’s own home recordings) to the 10th anniversary of “Dave’s Picks.” Guests: David Lemieux, Carol Latvala, Rhoney Stanley, Starfinder Stanley, David Ga…
 
Dead Studies We examine the emergent interdisciplinary world of Dead Studies & pay a virtual visit to the annual Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus, hearing presentation excerpts from a spectrum of musicologists, historians, psychologists, and more. Guests: Rebecca Adams, Nicholas Meriwether, Brent Wood, Melvin Backstrom, Beth Carroll, Rhoney Stanley, I…
 
In this episode of Salute the Songbird, Maggie is joined by Lake Street Dive artists Rachael Price and Bridget Kearney. The pair share the story of how they met and formed the band, the things that make them work so well together, and what they love about being women in the music industry. As a band, Lake Street Dive epitomizes democracy in action:…
 
We give thanks to Dead Heads and use listener-submitted stories to tell to the Heads’ history from the Haight-Ashbury to Shakedown Street, with Bill Walton, DeadBase founder Mike Dolgushkin, sociologist Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, & and many new friends. GUESTS: Bill Walton, Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, Mike Dolgushkin, Adam Brown…
 
This week, singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer joins Maggie to talk about pursuing a career in country music, her approach to songwriting, and what it's like to live a creative life in public. The two discuss the experience of moving into the Nashville scene from Maryland, and Brittney explains what she wants her audience to get from listening to he…
 
GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Yola joins Maggie to talk about defining herself on her own terms, the diverse influences that can be found in her music, and her dedication to advocating for others. Yola shares the story of the song she wrote the night of her mother’s funeral and why Womanhood is the best squad to be a part of. Yola released her…
 
Listen To The River: Kiel Auditorium, October 1973 The Deadcast finishes our tour of St. Louis at the Kiel Auditorium in fall 1973, featuring Warlocks-era insider Steve Brown, local heads, the return of musicologist Graeme Boone to go deep into Dead’s jams, & a visit from Rich’s parents. GUESTS: Sepp Donahower, Tony Dwyer, Steve Brown, Thom Pallazo…
 
This week, Maggie welcomes Nicole Barsalona, artist manager, entertainment consultant, and President of the non-profit organization Women In Music. Maggie and Nicole discuss balancing a career in the music industry with having a family, the importance of having a mentor, and the work that Women In Music is doing to level the playing field for women…
 
We explore the Grateful Dead’s formative early 1966 months in Los Angeles under the patronage of Owsley Stanley, LSD chemist & the band’s new sound engineer, featuring Owsley’s assistants Tim Scully & Don Douglas, Merry Pranksters, Rosie McGee, & an archival interview with Owsley. GUESTS: Tim Scully, Don Douglas, Rosie McGee, Denise Kaufman, Ken Ba…
 
Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972 We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead’s 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis’s Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there. GUESTS: Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower…
 
In this episode, Maggie is joined by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, who together make up the duo Lucius. Jess and Holly tell Maggie about the early days of their collaboration, how their unique sound and bold visual presence came together, and how they've navigated relationships in and out of the band over the years. The three discuss what's next fo…
 
The Grateful Dead’s relationship with St. Louis went deep as the new Listen To The River box set and this Deadcast prove, featuring promoter Tony Dwyer, offstage jams at Scotty’s Music, and the time the Dead crashed Richie Gerber’s bar mitzvah. GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Tony Dwyer, Michael Scott, Richard Gerber, Mark Slosberg, Steve Fisher, Doug Heller, …
 
Singer-songwriter Jade Bird joins Maggie to talk about her approach to songwriting, where she draws her inspiration from, and why social media can adversely affect creativity. Jade explains how she developed her sound, and why she often prefers to write without a collaborator. Jade’s powerful voice offers a winsome mix of folk, pop, and rustic Amer…
 
Enter Keith Godchaux The Deadcast opens its 4th season with one of the most unlikely but totally true stories in Grateful Dead history: how Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux approached Jerry Garcia at a bar and announced that Keith was the Dead’s new keyboardist, going deep into Godchaux family history. GUESTS: Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay,…
 
Jeannie Seely is one of the most accomplished, influential women in music. She’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a Grammy winning artist and an incredible, prolific songwriter. In this episode, Maggie and Jeannie talk about being a woman in the music industry and whether things have changed since the 60’s, when she got her start. Jeannie has so man…
 
Maggie Rose is joined by artist and musician Hannah Hooper, who is the frontwoman of Grouplove. Hannah tells Maggie about the life stories behind Grouplove’s albums, why they work so well together as a band, and finding her voice and passion through performing. Hannah Hooper is an American artist and musician based out of Atlanta. Her work deals wi…
 
Grammy-nominated Shannon McNally is a prolific, wide ranging singer-songwriter whose recent album, The Waylon Sessions, revisits the songs of Waylon Jennings. Shannon tells Maggie about putting the album together with some of Waylon’s former bandmates and the many musicians who were influenced by his music. The two discuss the early days of her car…
 
Maggie sits down with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June in this episode of Salute the Songbird. Valerie talks about how growing up in Memphis in Church of Christ communities shaped her music, shares her thoughts and process on songwriting, and what it means to be a dreamer. Beginning with her 2013 breakout album Pushin’ Again…
 
Playing Dead, Part 2 A truly all-star Deadcast examines the infinite approaches to playing Dead music, from traditional to radical, with a massive span of musicians who’ve played it, from jazz arrangers to indie rock heroes, from actual Dead members to Japanese cover bands. GUESTS: Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Peter Shapiro, Stephen Malkmu…
 
In this episode of Salute the Songbird, Maggie sits down with journalist and broadcaster Kelly McCartney. Kelly tells Maggie about growing up in rural Louisiana and why she finally committed herself to journalism after years of moving around inside the music industry. She discusses her unique approach to interviewing, the activism that’s an importa…
 
The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead became a genre and school of music unto themselves, tracing the history of Dead covers to New Jersey in 1969, Calcutta in 1975, & beyond, featuring special appearances by Phish’s Trey Anastasio & Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan. Guests: Trey Anastasio, Ira Kaplan, Henry Kaiser, John Zias, Sanjay Mishra, Rebecca …
 
Joining Maggie this week is musician and singer-songwriter Noelle Scaggs, co-front person for Fitz and the Tantrums. Noelle talks to Maggie about her organization Diversify the Stage and its mission to actively build a more diverse and inclusive workforce in the concert, event, and touring industries. The two discuss Noelle's exceptional career, na…
 
The Deadcast finishes its all-star “Skull & Roses” dive with cosmic diplomat Alan Trist, Courtenay Pollack’s new tie-dye speakers, a surprise trip abroad, the closing of the Fillmore West, studio parties, explorations of the album’s legendary art & infamous original name, & more. GUESTS: Alan Trist, Bob Matthews, Rosie McGee, Rick Turner, Courtenay…
 
We celebrate the 80th birthday of the late Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead’s primary lyricist, exploring his extraordinary partnership with Jerry Garcia and work with other collaborators, as well his poetry, fiction, and solo career. GUESTS: Raymond Foye, Greg Anton, Jim Lauderdale, Alex Allan, Nicholas Meriwether…
 
In this episode, Maggie is joined by singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah to talk about her new album and the experiences that led to her success. Amythyst shares stories from growing up in Tennessee, how support and encouragement from her parents helped her overcome issues with identity and anxiety, and the impact that music and writing has had on her …
 
BONUS: Over There: The Dead in England The Grateful Dead only visited England a half-dozen times in 30 years, but the quintessential American band’s relationship ran deeper than it might seem, filled with unexpected connections & fans as devoted as any Dead Heads back home, including lyric scholar Alex Allan. GUESTS: Alex Allan, Richard King, Rich …
 
Skull & Roses 50: Fillmore East Late Show The Deadcast sticks around the Fillmore East for even more backstage stories with stage crew member Allan Arkush, including movie nights with Jerry Garcia and the guitarist’s brief stint doing Hollywood sound effects. Guests: Allan Arkush, Candace Brightman, Robert Cooperman, Blair Jackson…
 
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