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Has anyone seen JRAD?

while at the NYE show I saw he sold out the Wellmont for March 15 and 

I may try to see him on the 13th at Penn’s Peak 

Was the  audience as much fun as a DSo show ? I saw a few YouTube’s, I’m just trying to get a feel for the show in advance 

thanks 

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My cousin saw them at the Anthem in November? He was blown away, described it as the Grateful Dead meets Led Zeppelin. Supposedly Dead songs but they really change them up, play them fast. He said they would go into a jam, really far out, seemingly lost, then bring it right back and back into the tune, if that makes any sense. He said they were tight. I’m focusing in on Jeff mattson and friends at Ardmore music hall  in March. I should be going through severe withdrawal by then. Gonna need a show. 

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I’ve caught a few streams. Never seen them in person. Good show, high energy, may see or hear anything. I’d see them if they came around but they never do near me. Lol. If I’m traveling I prefer my G/D the DSO way. ✌️

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1 hour ago, LIkeEveryOne said:

Has anyone seen JRAD?

while at the NYE show I saw he sold out the Wellmont for March 15 and 

I may try to see him on the 13th at Penn’s Peak 

Was the  audience as much fun as a DSo show ? I saw a few YouTube’s, I’m just trying to get a feel for the show in advance 

thanks 

You should refer to a thread on the DSO forum from approx about 6 months ago. Same question asked and lots of feedback given. 

 

I am not a fan. Seen them once. Too much shredding. All male energy at the show. No dancing, all head bobbing.  Boring and non creative jamming. Very skilled playing but not my thing. Way too heavy an interpretation for my tastes. 

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1 hour ago, Mojo Hand said:

You should refer to a thread on the DSO forum from approx about 6 months ago. Same question asked and lots of feedback given. 

 

I am not a fan. Seen them once. Too much shredding. All male energy at the show. No dancing, all head bobbing.  Boring and non creative jamming. Very skilled playing but not my thing. Way too heavy an interpretation for my tastes. 

I agree, from what I have seen on video, a lot of jamming, but not the tasteful kind, and lots of bashing on the drums. I will never understand why people prefer them to DSO.

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If you don’t mind a set list like the one below..... this is my favorite of those 3 nights in that run. 

 

JRAD tends to get into a freelanced jam session,  with GD music as the table topic, amongst  talented musicians. Seeing Marc Benevento skills are worth admission alone. The band members respect each other’s musical explorations and I saw them allow another to take their personal jam to the limit. Sometimes the jams get very very high and then can lull slow - perhaps to pick up the thread again. Musically, it can be exciting to see where they may end up or what is woven  in, like “My Favorite Things” I think in HSF at Jazzfest. 

 

What I believe DSO tries to do intellectually in recreating the musical style and even in electives, the trends and nuances of a traditional set lists, isn’t a concern. (Which is like having a fine wine intentionally paired with specific foods and flavors  in my book. It is fine dining for the ears. 🙂 I enjoy that immensely at a DSO show.)

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JRAD Rocks. See them if u can. Will see them in Feb in St Louis 2 nights. They are a live creation. Streams don’t do them justice plus I think their soundboards are horrible. 

 

I am also assuming that you want as much dead as possible. If that is the case u need to add them to your schedule. If you have limited show budget or vacation budget you have to prioritize.  They may not work for you. I’m like Zeke. Feed me. 

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Thanks all 

I’ll     take the  trip to poconos and see how it feels. I’m not looking to replace the DSO experience by any stretch of the imagination. Beyond straight up Dead, nothing takes me where Dso does.  But nothing ventured nothing gained.  When I saw DSO play for the first time by chance 3 years ago, it was an outside venue in early spring and it was pouring out. I decided to wait out the rain and see the start of the show. 

I was like “what the hell” these guys are great. 

Lisa closed with White Rabbit .. .. 

 

PG having  the JRad set list with u at all times finally paid off !  Thanks 

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Can't argue with a show

at the Peak.

Maybe you'll get lucky

and the kids will be able

to handle their treats.

 

Praise DSO.

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I look at it as more shows. I can’t crisscross the country for shows as much anymore so getting local shows is clutch. 

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On 1/4/2019 at 6:53 PM, LIkeEveryOne said:

Thanks all 

I’ll     take the  trip to poconos and see how it feels. I’m not looking to replace the DSO experience by any stretch of the imagination. Beyond straight up Dead, nothing takes me where Dso does.  But nothing ventured nothing gained.  When I saw DSO play for the first time by chance 3 years ago, it was an outside venue in early spring and it was pouring out. I decided to wait out the rain and see the start of the show. 

I was like “what the hell” these guys are great. 

Lisa closed with White Rabbit .. .. 

 

Was that show by any chance at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater in PA?

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