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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

    91 Bear Mountain North Carolina
    92 second show at this fine Pisgah Brewery
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  1. Michael Doc Watson

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    or.... "Can we buy beer in the lobby?", "How long is the drive to the next show", " "Can we sleep till noon and still be there on time?", " For breakfast I want six packs of sugar in the coffee and a plate totally full of bacon" Peace and Love, Doc
  2. Michael Doc Watson

    Black Mountain Roll Call

    Plinko, Welcome to this group of friends and the magical music of Dark Star Orchestra, the Best Band in the Land !
  3. Michael Doc Watson

    Black Mountain Roll Call

    https://www.facebook.com/coy.lindsey.5/videos/673589526334908/?t=1 Getting excited about dancing at Bear Mountain
  4. Michael Doc Watson

    Black Mountain - Camping

    Several people stay at the KOA but I'm not sure that is actually camping. With all the mountains, forests, and parks around the area I suspect that there are true camp spots nearby. Someone should be able to speak up about where you can pitch a tent. Peace and Love, Doc
  5. Michael Doc Watson

    Black Mountain Roll Call

    and we got an autographed copy of his book, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" about his years as tour manager for the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead. It's the most interesting book I've ever read about the life behind the tours of Rock and Roll bands. I highly recommend the book. "....Australian accent...." Sam now lives in Australia but he is originally from England. Peace and Love, Michael
  6. Michael Doc Watson

    Black Mountain Roll Call

    Good music...dancing space....old FRIENDS all around....cold beer brewed right next door.... new FRIENDs to meet....friendly trees overhead....children running under your feet...parking only a short walk.....good food vendors....weather that has been beautiful almost every year....sometimes a rainbow in the light mist...and the best band in the land,,,DSO
  7. Michael Doc Watson

    A curious question about GD vs DSO

    How about in two weeks from now at Bear Mountain we have a Friday night '69 and a Saturday '78.
  8. Michael Doc Watson

    Now Listening...

  9. Michael Doc Watson

    Black Mountain Roll Call

    Ol' Slew-Foot Lyrics: Hausey, Manney Music: Hausey, Manney Performed a few times by the Grateful Dead in 1969, with Bob Weir singing vocals (and Jerry Garcia playing pedal steel guitar on at least some performances).
  10. Michael Doc Watson

    Hampton Beach #1

    It can even be that old phone you retired and does not have a sim card...just uses the wifi. I've done it a few times thru Mixlr for John K shows using an old Iphone 4, an external battery (because the original is worn out) and a small external microphone that actually sounds good. Peace and Love, Doc
  11. Michael Doc Watson

    Now Listening...

  12. Michael Doc Watson

    Now Listening...

  13. Michael Doc Watson

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    So in a week after the Deadbase book arrives will I be able to find this initial part of the set list and see what you missed?
  14. Michael Doc Watson

    Black Mountain Roll Call

    See you there.
  15. Michael Doc Watson

    Deadbase 50 discount

    Thanks for the discount code, PG. I just just now ordered it from Amazon. After listening to this music for fifty years I guess it's time for me to have an index so I can keep up with those like Rude, and MC about when and where. I'll never forget the look on Chuck's face at a DSO set break when I asked what year is this. Chuck gave me this look of " You should know this " Peace and Love, Doc