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Dead and Company rock-roll in Sleep Train

Three old hands, three new hands, including blues-rock star John Mayer

The second set saw things heat up during the song that got John Mayer into the Grateful Dead a few years ago, “Althea.”
The second set saw things heat up during the song that got John Mayer into the Grateful Dead a few years ago, “Althea.”
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Dead and Company

...complete show audio from July 27, 2016, at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista

...complete show audio from July 27, 2016, at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista

“Shakedown Street” is one of the Grateful Dead's funkiest songs, and it’s also the name given to the funky traveling market that has been springing up in the parking lot at Dead shows for decades. The market was in full effect just before sunset, as concertgoers procured their last-minute needs before heading into Sleep Train Amphitheater for the Dead and Company show.

The Dead and Company has three remaining members of the Grateful Dead and three newer players. The most notable addition is John Mayer. The guitarist is filling the impossibly large roll of Jerry Garcia’s vocals and lead guitar, at which he seems to be doing a great job.

The band kicked off the show with the upbeat New Orleans classic, and Dead staple, “Aiko Aiko.” The first set contained the classic “Friend of the Devil,” with Weir and Mayer sharing vocals. The momentum of the evening continued as the hills along the U.S.-Mexico Border faded into darkness.

The second set saw things heat up during the song that got John Mayer into the Grateful Dead a few years ago, “Althea.” A haunting narrative of a song that really showcases Mayer’s bluesy guitar style.

It was just what everybody needed in these changing times, a night filled with classic songs by a beloved band.

  • Concert: Dead and Company
  • Seats: Lawn
  • Date: July 27
  • Venue: Sleep Train Amphitheatre
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The second set saw things heat up during the song that got John Mayer into the Grateful Dead a few years ago, “Althea.”
The second set saw things heat up during the song that got John Mayer into the Grateful Dead a few years ago, “Althea.”
Video:

Dead and Company

...complete show audio from July 27, 2016, at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista

...complete show audio from July 27, 2016, at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista

“Shakedown Street” is one of the Grateful Dead's funkiest songs, and it’s also the name given to the funky traveling market that has been springing up in the parking lot at Dead shows for decades. The market was in full effect just before sunset, as concertgoers procured their last-minute needs before heading into Sleep Train Amphitheater for the Dead and Company show.

The Dead and Company has three remaining members of the Grateful Dead and three newer players. The most notable addition is John Mayer. The guitarist is filling the impossibly large roll of Jerry Garcia’s vocals and lead guitar, at which he seems to be doing a great job.

The band kicked off the show with the upbeat New Orleans classic, and Dead staple, “Aiko Aiko.” The first set contained the classic “Friend of the Devil,” with Weir and Mayer sharing vocals. The momentum of the evening continued as the hills along the U.S.-Mexico Border faded into darkness.

The second set saw things heat up during the song that got John Mayer into the Grateful Dead a few years ago, “Althea.” A haunting narrative of a song that really showcases Mayer’s bluesy guitar style.

It was just what everybody needed in these changing times, a night filled with classic songs by a beloved band.

  • Concert: Dead and Company
  • Seats: Lawn
  • Date: July 27
  • Venue: Sleep Train Amphitheatre
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