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About Michael Doc Watson

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  • Birthday 03/02/1947

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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.

    Black Mountain shows this coming August '18-19
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  1. 08-18 & 19-17 Black Mountain, NC

    We wish you could be with us, Huck, but we know it would be a long trip for you. Peace and Love, Doc
  2. Black Bear Mountain

    I've traveled to Springfield for a single show which is about twelve hours of my slowpoke driving and many stops. That's nothing compared to many of our road warrior friends. But for Black Mountain shows I'd probably go twice that far. Even if you can only make it for Saturday ..think of it as maybe a single DSO show but with so many friends there. Peace and Love, Doc
  3. Black Bear Mountain

  4. Black Bear Mountain

    I was hoping to hear ome more of Sammy's beautiful singing. I wish she could come along to Black Mountain and enjoy the friends and music.
  5. Black Bear Mountain

    Only two more weeks until we can gather together under the trees and stars of the Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain, North Carolina. It will be good to see all our friends again and listen to the tunes and jams that our band plays for all’s enjoyment. Do ya want to make a list of who all’s coming to dance? I'll be there. Meanwhile have a listen to some other friends play their tune, “Black Bear” … Peace and Love, Doc
  6. Favorite Terrapin

    At Grateful Fest the year the elves were there…It was early Monday morning and I was given a bowl of oatmeal by a elven lady. She then sang the complete Terrapin Station suite all the way through “Jack o’ Roses” and finished with “Leaving Terrapin” Peace and Love, Doc
  7. Rainbows

    C16H16N2O2 Cerise, Hunter green, Neon Orange
  8. 6/30/17 KANSAS CITY, MO

    If Scotty doesn't exist... how did we get to the Egyptian room ? and who dropped the miracle on me ? Was he just a little tiny bit of magic paper ? No,... I think he was the best new friend I met last week. He is full of enthusiasm and energy. We had a good conversation early in the evening. I loved riding in his little car as he ran thru the gears accelerating around the curves in the road. And while we were standing pool side, Scotty saw for the first time those little blinking lights across the yard near the bushes. They don't have fireflies out west where he usually lives. I can't wait to see him at another show. Peace and Love, Doc
  9. Rainbows

    Rainbows….. Why do they seem to occur more often at a GD music show ? There was the double rainbow about ten years ago at Lakewood show which happen to be on Jerry’s birthday….. A couple years ago at Black Mountain we had a rainbow…. At Saratoga Springs a rainbow appeared behind us near the end of “Looks Like Rain”…. And why did it rain at that show only while that song was being played? Did Weir fit the song into the weather or was there something deeper going on? … The other day I counted five different shows with rainbows but I can’t remember them right now… What have you seen?
  10. Dead & Co. Summer Tour 2017

    After hearing D&C at Saratoga Springs I totally agree about Mayer. I was impressed by the freshness of his jams. His guitar playing shined a new light on some of the music.
  11. More Fall Tour news

    I noticed the increased interest by ML the few times I’ve been fortunate enough to be around you two. It shows in her cute smile. It’s always inspiring to see how the music grows into someone. Last week DSO played a van Morrison song. Was that especially for ML or was that part of the Dead’s repertoire?
  12. 6/28/17 Indianapolis, IN

    Maybe duplication of “mistakes” is part of the cosmic karma woven into the environment by Hunter’s writing and Jerry’s spirit….. or maybe it’s just very enthusiastic fans imagination
  13. 6/27/17 Springfield, OH

    Not only the band is "the real deal" but the setting of Springfield Park, the many children, the friendly dogs, the surrounding trees, rock clifts, and gathering of brothers and sisters.....it took me back to those days in the '60's and '70's DSO shows can match the real Grateful Dead in many ways.
  14. 6/28/17 Indianapolis, IN

    The sound in the beautiful Egyptian Room was clear and sharp....better than elsewhere...Several of the songs were played slower than the orginal '76 show which came from a small iPhone as we sat around the pool in the latter morning hours. The vast carpeted Egyptian Room provided provided plendy of space to dance and flow and enjoy the night. I particularly enjoyed the Wharf Rat.
  15. Dancing encouraged, not required

    The music just makes me move...nothing thought about..no planned moves...just pure joy of the sound and rhythms. Sometimes it has to be more restricted because I'm in the packed crowd near the rail but I prefer the wide open spaces in the back where the dace can flow. There are times where I have to force my body to stop and be still because the physical energy is drained and my heart needs to catch up...but then the music raises and my feet and legs take over again. Second set in Springfield there was a totally accidental dance move that I wish I could repeat. A very well endowed beautiful lady had taken upon me and we were dancing together...in an unconscious spin my arm threw out and somehow caught the ribbons on her back that was holding her blouse and in a flash untied the cloth support. We both laughed and smiled and continued to dance. Peace and Love, Doc