Following Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s return to the stage, Grateful Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann kicked off a three show livestream run yesterday. Dubbed Grateful Mahalo, the three shows mark Billy’s 75th trip around the sun.
Billy’s line-up for the run includes Tom Hamilton, Aron Magner and Reed Mathis with special guest Billy Strings. A few days ago, Billy teased that the run would also include special guests with a picture of legendary guitarist Carlos Santana.
The three show run is available for purchase on fans.com, but the first couple of songs of each set was previewed on Relix’s YouTube channel. The band is set up near a pristine and picture perfect beach in Kauai, Hawaii. While this is the first go round for this particular line-up, the band sounds phenomenal and Billy looks as if the last year off from the road has done him well.
Set 1 Opener
Thanks again to Relix for the sneak peek!
Jam DeetsJam Date: May 7, 2021
Featuring: Billy Strings, Billy and the Kids
Venue: Billy Kreutzmann’s Home
Songs: Deal, Deep Elem Blues, Help on the Way, Mississippi Half Step, Slipknot!
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