Gratefully Deadicated Sound System
I have created something called the Gratefully Deadicated Soundsystem. I DJ Grateful Dead music mixed in a seamless set playing legendary Grateful Dead songs and jams from memorable concerts woven together to create the ultimate and unique Grateful Dead experience. Tracks are chosen from my high quality collection of cds and dats consisting of over 1500 Grateful Dead concerts. For the past 16 years I have been playing festivals and clubs all over Canada and the US. I practiced my skills with a mixer for 2 years before I played my first show. The magic took place after a Phish show at the legendary Industry Nightclub in Toronto attracting over 800 people. This followed up by renting out The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on the Saturday after New Years in 2002 by flyering the entire parking lot at the Other One’s New Years Eve run. It was a great party and I played for 6 hours to a full house. From this gig I got bookings throughout the United States… I played a festival in Eugene Oregon called the Family Affair run by John Cippolina’s son. I have also played outdoor parties in Buffalo and Michigan. I have opened up for Al Schiner (moe.) when he did his solo project in Toronto and various other cities. A big highlight for me was getting the chance to open up and play in between sets for Bob Weir and Ratdog in Toronto on Halloween 2006. For 2 years in a row I have played at moe’s winter festival in Lake Placid New York called Snow.down.