1980-06-08 Boulder, CO 15 Year Anniversary Shows

May 31, 2017

Hiya Folks!

I'm getting 'pre-show' fever for seeing Dead and Co at Folsom Field in Boulder soon, so I looked around for other shows from there - and stumbled across these "15 Year Anniversary" shows!  They're both great (and Warren Zevon opened both) - I'm going to play the 1st Set from the second night, June 8.

It's a monster, and essentially a '2nd Set' - see for yourself:

Uncle John's Band->Playin' In The Band->Uncle John's Reprise, Me & My Uncle->Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Samson & Delilah, Easy To Love You->Althea->Looks Like Rain->Deal

This is a fine AUD recording, taped by Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra.  (No SBD recordings are known to exist of this show.)

I'm watching Nugs.tv broadcast of Dead and Co @ Hollywood Bowl as I type this, Summer Tour '17 is off to a fine start!

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Take care of yourselves, see you sometime! 

Stephen Urbauer


3/24/70 - Pirate’s World - Dania, FL Yarr!!!

May 22, 2017

Hiya Folks!

Glad to be putting up another podcast!  Finally getting around to doing 3/24/70 from Pirate’s World in Dania, FL that Joel and I were talking about on the last ‘cast.

This is a unique show – the band is a long ways from home with time on their hands, and according to lore this is where “Truckin’” was written.  Check this awesome blog post out for more info on that:


I found this video of what looks like home movies of Pirate’s World to give you an idea of where they were playing:


This is a short show, certainly by 1970 standards.  That doesn’t mean that it’s ‘less than’ however.  They manage to pack a whole lot of music into the set, and are clearly on fire.

The Show:

3/24/70 Pirate’s World in Dania, FL

Don’t Ease Me In, Cold Rain & Snow, High Time, Dark Star->The Other One->St. Stephen->Drums->Not Fade Away->Turn On Your Lovelight->Me & My Uncle


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Thanks for stopping by, see you sometime!

Stephen Urbauer


Interview w/ Joel Egger

April 2, 2017

Hiya Folks!

This podcast deviates from my normal format to share with you an interview I did with my friend Joel Egger!  Apart from being a good friend he is an actor/artist/theater professor with an MFA from CalArts, and he has an interesting perspective on the Grateful Dead experience that I thought would be interesting to share with you!

A little history - Joel is the reason this podcast exists! (If you've listened to back 'casts you've probably heard me mention his name.)  A couple years ago Joel started a longer commute for his teaching work, and he was wishing I could ride with him just to talk GD - and that's where the idea to make this podcast came from.  I started doing it just so he would have something to listen to in the car - and lo and behold other people started listening too!  

That's been really cool to see, and to be a part of - so thanks for listnening!  

So - if you're a regular listener or are just finding this podcast I hope you'll take the time to listen to this conversation, we both had a blast doing it!

Joel's Twitter handle is @joelegger if you want to say Hey.

As an extention of our conversation I added the 'Mountains of the Moon' Furthur did on 2/23/13 in Broomfield, CO.

As always - feel free to reach me via email @ negdpodcast@gmail.com, on Twitter @NEGDPodcast and also Facebook NEGDPodcast.

Next up will be the music we had started talking actually playing here - 3/24/70 from Dania, FL, I'll get that up soon!

Thanks - and see you sometime!

Stephen Urbauer


1988-03-28 Hampton, VA Spring ‘88 East Coast Fun!

March 6, 2017

Hiya Everyone!


OK - First Thing: I realized as I was making this podcast that the file sizes on my last few ones were Huge!  Much larger than needed to be, so my apologies for that!  This one's file size is much more reasonable, with no discernable loss in fidelity.  (As always - for best fidelity see bt.etree.org, archive.org or any other site for your .flac files!)


So - with that done, on with the show!


I'm not necesarily feeling better about 'things', but am deciding to handle them a little differently!  Let's get on with some music, shall we?


The Show:

1988-03-28 Hampton Colesium in Hampton, VA

Feel Like A Stranger->Franklin's Tower, "We Want Phil"/Box of Rain, Touch of Grey->Man Smart, Woman Smarter, Ship of Fools, Truckin'->The Other One->Stella Blue>Throwin' Stones->Not Fade Away, The Mighty Quinn


This is a rousing good time from a year that I admittedly have never really paid much attention to.  I'd like to thank YouTuber Voodoonola for upping a really great video of the 2nd set of this show:




I watched most of it and had a great time.  The band is clearly enjoying themselves, and it shows!


As always feel free to reach me at negdpodcast@gmail.com, on Twitter at @NEGDPodcast and on Facebook NE GD Podcast.


Thanks for stopping by, see you sometime!


Stephen Urbauer


1991-06-25 Bonner Springs, KS

February 19, 2017

Hiya Folks!

How's everyone doing?  You Good?


Man - what a month for America!  Still trying to wrap my mind around what's going on, so I thought I'd focus on something good - Summer 1991 Grateful Dead!


This is a barnburner of a show, lots of energy - and some of my favorite readings of songs. Jack Straw and The Music Never Stopped in particular are rippin'!  (Play Loud.)




Grateful Dead 


Sandstone Amphitheater

Bonner Springs, KS


Jack Straw->Sugaree, Walkin' Blues, Tennesee Jed->The Music Never Stopped, Truckin'->Smokestack Lightnin'->He's Gone->Comes A Time->Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad->Good Lovin'


Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to reach out at negdpodcast@gmail.com, Twitter @NEGDPodcast and also on Facebook!


See you sometime!

Stephen Urbauer


1980-01-13 Cambodian Refugee Benefit - Oakland, CA

January 29, 2017

Hiya Folks!

"Well Hello There - my, it's been a long long time..."

Good to be back after a long absence!

2017 is off to an inauspicious start here in the good ol' USofA - so what better way to get going than with some Good Ol' Grateful Dead!

This is a unique performace in that it was a multi-act bill put together by Joan Baez to benefit refugees from Cambodia fleeing from the Khmer Rouge/Vietnamese violence happening there.

The band plays a truncated show, which is played here in its entirety, plus 'Amazing Grace' led by Joan Baez and with members of the other groups on the bill to close things out.

The Show:

1/13/80 Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA 

Jack Straw->Franklin's Tower, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed->Looks Like Rain->Don't Ease Me In, Playin' in the Band->Drums->Not Fade Away->Sugar Magnolia, U.S. Blues, Amazing Grace

Jack Straw starts off a little rough technically and otherwise - but they pull it together soon enough!

Thanks to all for listening - time to get back Truckin' on!


Stephen Urbauer



2/27/77 UC Santa Barbara - Terrapin Risin’!

February 28, 2016

Well Hello There - my it's been long, long time...

About 5 months by my count, nice to be back! 
Podcast 24 features music from 2/27/77 - the day after the Swing Auditorium show w/ the first Terrapin and first Estimated Prophet.  (For more on that, see Podcast #6!)
This is a really fine AUD recording, and a 'reel' good time!
The Show:
Intro->Comments->Mississippi 1/2 Step, Scarlet Begonias, St. Stephen->Not Fade Away->Drums->Terrapin Station->Morning Dew->Sugar Magnolia->Closing Comments->Outro
Please feel free to leave comments/criticisms/concerns etc at negdpodcast@gmail.com, 'Like' on Facebook (NE GD Podcast) and Follow on Twitter (@NEGDPodcast).
Thanks for stopping in, see you sometime!
Stephen Urbauer

Cal Expo 5/19/92 - Vinnie Flies Solo - “Of the Beginning…”

September 1, 2015

Hiya Folks - thanks for stopping by!

Podcast 23 features Vince Welnick's first show solo after Bruce Hornsby's departure from the band.  
This is a surprisingly solid outing from a band that is - once again - trying to figure out how to do whatever it is they do again.  I realize that Vince is probably the least-popular of all of the GD keyboard players, but don't pass this by.  The 'Black Peter' alone is worth checking out - it's one for the ages.
The Show:
Intro->Comments, Cold Rain and Snow, Queen Jane Approximately, China Cat Sunflower->I Know You Rider->Looks Like Rain...,...Black Peter->Sugar Magnolia, Baba O'Reilly->Tomorrow Never Knows, Comments->Outro
Please feel free to say "hi" or comment via email at negdpodcast@gmail.com, 'Like' on Facebook (NE GD Podcast) and Follow on Twitter (@NEGDPodcast).
Thanks for stopping by, see you sometime!

Stephen Urbauer


9/4/91 Richfield Coliseum - Scarlet->Fire Goodness!

July 31, 2015

Hiya Folks!

This is the first podcast after coming back from Chicago - never had such a good time!   
The Music:
Grateful Dead
September 4, 1991
Richfield Coliseum - Richfield, OH
This show is from a three-night run that kicked off the Fall 1991 East Coast Tour - and it finds The Boys in fine shape, and in good spirits!   I've made this a 'rock and roll' episode - the highlight is the Scarlet->Fire pulled from the 2nd set.  It is energetic and long, with lots of innovative playing from all.
Intro/Comments, Let The Good Times Roll, Jack Straw, Friend of the Devil, Black-Throated Wind, Scarlet Begonias->Fire on the Mountain, Cold Rain & Snow->Promised Land
This is some really great '91 Dead!
As always - feel free to comment/say Hi via email at negdpodcast@gmail.com, 'Like' on Facebook at NEGDPodcast and follow on Twitter @NEGDPodcast.
Thanks for stopping by, see you sometime!
Stephen Urbauer

1/22/78 Eugene, Oregon - “Close Encounters of the Dead Kind”

July 1, 2015

Hiya Folks!

Sorry I've been offline - glad to be back!!
This episode features the last part of 1/22/78 from McArthur Court in Eugene, OR.  It's a blistering performance, featuring a shout-out/nod from Garcia at the end of 'The Other One' to the recently released movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".  He's obviously a fan.  That aside, I hope you can turn this one up really (REALLY!) loud!
This Show:
Intro/Comments, The Other One->'Close Encounters'->St. Stephen->Not Fade Away->Around and Around, Comments/Outro
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Thanks for stopping by - see you sometime! 

Stephen Urbauer