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About Michael Doc Watson

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  • Birthday 03/02/1905

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  • My DSO Shows
    First time live was summer of '69...Piedmont Park, Atlanta
    A day or so after the big festival, GD suddenly arranged a free gathering in the park... Spirt, Dalanty and Bobby and some Friends, Chicago Transit Authority, and then a couple long Dead sets...first time I saw PigPen standing there a few feet in front of us...allsome sight

    A June 1, 2003 Canceled, Riverbend Chattanooga
    Rain & Storm

    1 Nov 15 2003 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    2 Jan 29 2004 Visulite Charlotte
    with Tom Constanten
    3 Jan 30 2004 Lincoln Theater Raleigh
    4 Jan 31, 2004 Lincoln Theater Raleigh
    ChuchV and I froze walking back to . the hotel in the Cold Wind.
    5 Feb 2 2004 Banana Joe's Columbia SC
    show dedicated to Chubby (10/21/51-2/1/04)

    6 June 1, 2004 Riverbend Chattanooga

    7 July 2 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    8 July 3 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    9 July 4 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges

    10 Oct 31 2004 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    11 Jan 31, 2005 Mercy Lounge Nashville
    with Donna Jean
    (and a little of Byron House)

    12 April 7 2005 Neighbor Hood Theater Charlotte
    13 April 8 2005 Orange Peal Ashville
    14 April 9 2005 Orange Peal Ashville
    15 April 13 2005 Georgia Theater Athens
    16 April 15 2005 Wanee Festival Florida
    17 April 16 2005 Wanee Festival Florida

    18 April, 29 2005 Kinetic Playground Chicago
    Scott's memorial wake

    19 August 17, 2005 park Springfield Ohio
    20 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    21 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    22 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges

    23 September 22,2005 Mercy Lounge Nashville

    24 December 17, 2005 Mr Small's Pittsburgh
    25 December 18, 2005 Odeon Theater Cleveland
    surprise dinner for DSO
    with Teacher Matt et al

    26 February 17, 2005 Variety Playhouse Atlanta
    27 February 18, 2006 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    28 July 13 2006 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    B live on line Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    29 September 7, 2007 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    30 Mar 1 2008 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    "Three Outside in Ohio"
    31 July 14, 2008 Kent Stage Kent, Ohio
    32 July 16, 2008 Vetrans Park Springfield
    33 July 17, 2008 Headwaters Park Ft Wayne, Ind
    35 July 18, 2008 Annie's Cincinnitti . under a full moon

    36 late Aug 2008 GrateFul Fest
    37 Sat GrateFul Fest
    38 Sun GrateFul Fest

    39 Nov 15 2008 Albany NY, Palace Theater
    with brother Cary

    Cosmic New Year's Run
    40 Dec 28 2008 Richmond, VA
    "The National" another beautiful theather
    41 Dec 29 Norfolk
    42 Dec 30 Montclair NJ
    "Wellmont Theather" also a beautiful restored thether
    43 New Year's Eve Baltimore, Ram's Head
    doing the 12/31/78 "Closing of Winterland"

    44 Feb 6, 2009 Varity Playhouse Little Five Points
    45 Feb 7, 2009 Varity Playhouse Atlanta

    46-48 2009 Grateful Fest 2009

    49 July 15, 2009 Springfield in the middle of Tim's run through several factory tours of baseball and golf club companies

    50,51, 52 Oct 2009 Filmore San Francisco

    F1 Feb 8 2010 Furthur Atlanta

    53, 54 Feb 2010 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

    T1 Terripin Nation
    55,56,57 Grateful Fest 2010

    Then too much work down on the Johnson Farm and abit of illness caused a long six mounts without a show.

    58 Feb 4, 2011 Variety Playhouse
    A five hour show from 10/27/80 Radio City starting with an acoustic set.

    59 Feb 18, 2015 home base Variety Playhouse again. It's good to be back here after some deep dark illness.

    60,61,62 Memorial Day weekend Jublilee, Please, don't drink the firewater again.

    JK1 July 24, 2015 A day after Jamie passed. I had to get away. Golden Gate Wingmen at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC same location as where I first met John K. several years before

    63 & 64 Aug 7-8 2015 Black Mountain with many friends.

    JK2 fall 2016 Variety Playhouse
    JK3 winter '16 Smity's Old Time Tavern with a special friend

    65 5/27/16 Jubilee DSO with Marvin Seals
    66 5/27/16 Jubilee night set
    67 5/28/16 opening with "White Rabbit" Jack Casady & Jorma
    68 5/28/16 3 sets from "Sunshine Daydream"

    69 8/2/16 Charlotte with friends and Stella, Chris's dog

    70 8/5/16 Black Mountain a June '69 show
    71 8/6/16 Black Mountain with many friends
    at "Dreams End" beautiful house,
    two large family dinners and no sleep

    JK4 Atlanta, Red Light Cafe, Dec
    JK 5 Chatanogga, next night

    JK 6 Charlottesville VA April 4, 2017

    72 -75 DSO North Carolina Run, Asheville, Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte

    JK 7 John at the Red Light Cafe again late April 2017 . Love this little spot just near my old play ground, Piedmont Park

    76 Atlanta, Sweetwater 420 Festival in the rain

    77,78,79 Jubilee

    Dead and Company Saratoga Springs NY June 20, 2017 My older brother, Cary, has invited me to the show.

    80 Springfield in the park, once again our favorite place
    81 Indianapolis, our friends twisted my arm to stay over as Pat's house and dance at this beautiful venue, "The Egyptian Room" I danced so much that I literally "busted a gut" and opened a hernia at the spot weakened by the surgery in Dec '13.

    82 & 83 Black Mountain shows August '18-19, 2017...another favorite spot. Bess and Tim joined me on the road they don't go to the shows.

    84 The 20 Year Anniversary show, Nov 112017 Albany NY with brother, Cary. I took the train from Georgia to get there.

    Dead and Company, Dec '17, Atlanta

    DSO does Jerry Garcia Band run thru the South, April 6-14, 2018
    85 Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta
    86 second rainy night in Atlanta
    87 beautiful day outside at the Avondale Brewery in Birmingham
    88 Orange Peel in Asheville
    89 The Charleston Music Hall
    90 The Fillmore in Charlotte
    then dropped off tour to see Fleetwood Mac tribute band "Rumors" at Gem Theatre
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  1. Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    Only thirty nine days until the opening notes.... Nineteen thirty when the Wall caved in He made his way selling red-eyed gin
  2. If Pig was still alive

    An Alternate Reality in Grateful Dead History An actual conversation among our friends Yeti van Marshall, New Jersey As the 20th year approaches strange thoughts go round my head. If Jerry had suffered the injury to his left middle finger, instead of the right hand, I ponder the following …. Jerry does not become GD guitarist? Doc Watson, North Georgia Jerry goes on to play guitar but he is not as skilled. He joins his friend Robert in writing songs for Broadway. Pigpen meets Jonny Winter and they form a blues band in Houston. After several extended tours, Janis joins them to add a screaming vocal to their favorite song "Paying in the Blues Band." Houston becomes the center of a new culture for the young that are turning away from main line culture. Fifty years later we celebrate the blues in a small bar on the bay. Poetry Girl, Carolinas Phil continues to play trumpet and goes on into jazz. Bobby never meets his real father and mother and doesn't find his brother from a different mother, Jerry. John A, San Francisco Weir is a lounge act in Vegas. Chuck O’Vegas, Los Vegas Jorma and a host of others leave the brisk foggy Bay Area for the steamy new blues scene in Houston, and the San Francisco sound becomes a niche sideshow. Acid is considered a strange and marginalized affectation while all the cool kids get heavily into Burgundy wine. This leads authorities to be concerned about a new generation of winos, into "sex booze and the blues." In reaction, the federal government ties appropriation of highway funds to the states to a requirement that the drinking age be raised to 30 This is why I drink Burgundy wine in the winter.
  3. Birmingham 4-8

    That was some wild carnival ride, with fast twists, rolling hills, a couple complete 360 turn abounds in the middle of an intersection, and the music turned up to max inside the car. At one point the driver stopped to have a quick smoke and I jumped out to pull the DSO poster off the wall of the building next door.
  4. Atlanta 4-7 night 2

    I m with MC. About this part of Atlanta (Buckhead) not being seedy enough. This is the high end district and not the neighbohood us old hippies grew up in. But i did find a spot around the corner from the Theather that was friendly. The Resturant/bar , Buckhead BBQ, is a family run little shack that has the warmest friends and best hickery smooked brisket around. Inside the Theather there was dance room only toward the way back but the room amplified the crowd noise which included lots of talkers there for the social event....just like Chastaine Park Amtheather but inside...same up scale folk out. On the town. But it was so good to share this time with several close friends who gathered here from all over the country.
  5. Downtown Birmingham

    Very special show tonight. Beautiful weather, outside, early start, lots of little ones playing, many friendlydogs, most beautiful lsdies, show was March 3, ‘76...Donna Jean with the band for many songs.....We just enjoyed the last three nights...Atlanta and now tonight it just got better.... Peace and Love tonight with these two crazy brothers of ours Doc
  6. Last time DSO was at Gratefulfest

    getting lost along the maze of paths in the middle of a moonless night,... the best fireworks and fire dancers on the beach, ...a full moon over a drum circle with a shirtless lady dancing around the fire, ...oh! did you see the beautiful rendition of van Gogh's "Starry Night" done using glow sticks,... suddenly seeing the big grin of Chuck as he was walking across the sand to greet you,... cats here and there,... did you know that there are small fresh water jellyfish in the quarry lake, ...and the mystery of the two tunnels, everyone knows of the main tunnel but there is a second one hidden in plain sight right under your eyes, ... and the year that the magical eves were there..I got to hang out with Galadriel, the Queen of the Elves Peace and Love Doc
  7. Bad acid trip

    I do not have any experiance in acid production but reasonably knowagble in other organic chemistry. When making organic compounds there can be a lot of side reactions that make trace amounts of other simular compounds. Those little extras can change the properties of the whole solution. A good chemist likeThe Bear and his lady assistances know how to control the production for better results
  8. Bad acid trip

    Just to let some of you know, the Poet is a dentist and has professional knowledge and probably knows more about this and everything else than all of us combined. Peace and Love, Doc
  9. Bad acid trip

    Advice like Rudd just spoke is hopefully good for those that intend on tring nitrous ...I wouldn't know the details and have no idea if what he says is accurate but at least it sounds reasonable. Better to hear advice rather than jump in breathing too hard. But please understand that nitrous can be dangerous in various ways. It's possible to over do it and pass out or worse due to lack of oxygen. Also some of the people selling balloons can be troublesome. In some cases they are known as "Nitrous Nazies" because they sometimes practice very mean business and can be violent. A few years ago there were many posts and action to try to remove this troublesome element from our community. Peace and Love, Doc
  10. Spring Dso Jerry band song ideas

    request for April 8, Birmingham....
  11. Summer Tour Dates Up!!!!

    04/10/18 THE ORANGE PEEL ASHEVILLE, NC fan club tickets available SPRING TOUR
  12. Summer Tour Dates Up!!!!

    Rudd predicting his last tour.... another good friend here getting a step-daughter... Black Mountain not on the tour schedule Is the world coming to an end next year? Peace and Love, Doc
  13. Spring Dso Jerry band song ideas

  14. Spring Dso Jerry band song ideas

    I’ll put in a request for “Russian Lullaby” just for Joseph who always was hoping to hear it. Peace and Love, Doc
  15. Eaton out March 30 - April 12

    Thoughts and good vibes go out to Rob and his family. We are all concerned for him. Peace and Love, Doc