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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. Michael Doc Watson

    Red Rocks 2018

    I think we still used Gramophones back then….folk music like The New Christy Minstrels and Broadway sound tracks like “The Music Man” and “Camalot”....first concert was a surprise show in our high school by Bo Diddley
  2. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018

    There were a few seconds Friday night when you and Steve, Ed, Chuck, Teach, Huck, and Dr B came to mind ...wishing you guys were there...but knowing we will dance together some other night. Peace and Love, Doc
  3. Michael Doc Watson

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    We are very blessed to have DSO like we do in smaller shows. There are so many positive things about our times with DSO. I think back some forty or fifty years ago when we could see bands like the Grateful Dead or the Allman Brothers on Sunday afternoons in the park....and now many of these bands are impossible to enjoy in the big arenas and stadiums. I sometimes wish well for our band, thinking they deserve the fame and fortune of being big time rock and roll stars but then remember that would change their lives and probably be a turn off in the long run. Peace and Love, Doc
  4. Michael Doc Watson

    Red Rocks 2018

    I remember that show....I came back from set break after a smoke outside, making my way through a packed crowd I came across an opening like a clearing in a forest ...looking up I saw Zion's girlfriend dancing high in the air on ten foot tall stilts. A few minutes latter the band did the most energetic "Bertha" I've ever heard. I had brought along to the show a friend from work that had listen to Grateful Dead music before but never had heard any live. Bruce was esticic about the show...the music..the people he met..the friendliness of everyone. He stepped up on the bus. Peace and Love, Doc
  5. Michael Doc Watson

    Red Rocks 2018

    and what trash did you listen to when you were 18, young and foolish. Peace and Love, Doc
  6. Michael Doc Watson

    Dead and Company Free live stream tonight

    Dead and Company was quite a contrast to the high energy DSO we were treated to at the Jubilee. What I liked best last night was that I could lay back in my soft bed in air conditioning watching close up video, listening on JBL headphones, and not be tempted to dance away all my energy. I fell asleep.
  7. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    Big breakfast at Denny’s. Be there in about an hour. How’s the early crowd?
  8. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    Standard statement has always been gates at noon but they are usually open before that just depending upon the whem of those folk running the entrance. Peace and Love and drive safely, Doc
  9. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    And now the cops might be stopping folks on the way to Jubilee.
  10. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    We'll be Truck'n for One more day.... Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true loveMost of the time they're sitting and crying at homeOne of these days they know they gotta get goingOut of the door and into the street all alone
  11. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    two more days Line up a long shot, maybe try it two times, maybe moreGood to know you got shoes to wear, when you find the floorWhy hold out for more
  12. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    Barraco says, "Just like a stingray on a four day ride"...
  13. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    five days.... I'll live five years if I take my time
  14. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    and now from Alpine Valley...the Grateful Dead !
  15. Michael Doc Watson

    Jubilee 2018 Roll Call

    We are now down to only six days n' nights It might be six o'clock and it might be eight It don't matter that it's getting lateWe're gonna make the band play one more songGet in the groove if it takes all night long Get in the groove and let the good times roll We goona stay here till we sooth our soul If it takes all night long Con and let the good times roll We goona stay here till we sooth our soul If it takes all night long