Howard Weiner

Join author, Howard Weiner, as he explores the diverse musical universe of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. Howard draws upon his many years of touring with the Grateful Dead to analyze their best shows and jams, as well as sharing his personal tales from the road, Deadology will also provide a touch of Dylan, and other artists influential to the Dead.


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Howard Weiner


Join author, Howard Weiner, as he explores the diverse musical universe of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. Howard draws upon his many years of touring with the Grateful Dead to analyze their best shows and jams, as well as sharing his personal tales from the road, Deadology will also provide a touch of Dylan, and other artists influential to the Dead.




Jerry Garcia Band Summer 84 Tour and the Incident @Caldwell

The JGB performs a first set for the ages in Caldwell College on 8-11-84, and then a fan runs into the drum kit and blows up set two...Audio highlights from the awesome first set, and a feel for the shows before and after Caldwell.


West Side Story: Jerry Garcia Band Roseland Ballroom 1983

Jerry on top of the world off Broadway....night one 5-31-83, best-ever versions of They Love Each Other, That;s What Love Will Make You Do, Harder They Come and Mississippi Moon....Night two 6-1-83 features hyper-extended renditions of Rhapsody in Red, Don't Let it Grow, Russian Lullaby, and Deal...Jerry conquers New York City.


Jerry Garcia Band 2-17-80 Oswego: Miracle By The Lake

Epic month for the Jerry Garcia Band and U.S. Hockey...awesome audio snippets from 2-17-80...Garcia's wisdom on Positively 4th Street...Jer drops the steel jack hammer during Let it Rock...Ozzie Ahlers on Eleanor Rigby...a double encore for Oswego...more JGB next week


Jerry Garcia Pacific High Studios 2-6-72

The greatest Jerry show kicks off Jerry Garcia Band month in February. In Pacific High, Garcia pays tribute to Dylan, Lennon, Wonder, Ray Charles, Doc Pomus, Jimmie Rodgers and Jesse Winchester. Audio highlights of some of the greatest improvisation you will ever hear,..And, an interview with former JGB member, Ozzie Ahlers.


Grateful Dead July 18, 1972, Roosevelt Stadium

The Grateful Dead perform a landmark show on the heels of their Europe 72 triumph. Howard interviews Barry Aquilino, a Deadhead in attendance for this three-set Roosevelt Stadium affair. Audio highlights include Black-Throated Wind, Truckin, and Dark Star.


Augusta 84 and Grateful Dead Set List Psychology

Tour prep and set list psychology...Beyond imagination in Worcester...Elvis in Augusta...the pros and cons of set list design...Final On the Road Again...Seems like 1973, the grand masterpiece UJB > Drums > Space > Playin > UJB > Morning Dew...Album of the Week: Otis Rush Live at the Wise Fools Pub


Underrated Grateful Dead Gems: Volume 3: Shrine Auditorium '76 and '78

This episode features audio highlights of three astounding performances from the Dead's 1-11-78 show in the Shrine Auditorium. While visiting the Shrine, Howard time travels back to a super gig in the Shrine 15 months earlier on 10-15-76. Album of the week: So Near, So Far, Musings for Miles by Joe Henderson Books by Howard F. Weiner


Conversation with Grateful Dead taper Doug Schmell

Awesome interview with Doug, taper extraordinaire and Grateful Dead enthusiast... We explore his Deadhead evolution, how he became a taper, and reminisce about those memorable road trips. And then he shares his love of the Europe 72 box set...Satisfaction guaranteed Books by Howard F, Weiner @


Top Ten New Year's Eve Grateful Dead Countdown

Happy New Year! Enjoy the top ten finest GD New Year's performances in a timeless countdown. Celebrate the holiest day of Deadology. Featured versions include, The Eleven, Dark Star, Morning Dew, Eyes of the World, and much more. Books by Howard F. WEINER @


Grateful Dead 12-26-79 Oakland Auditorium

A tribute to Dick’s Picks Vol 5 on its 44th anniversary….Phil’’s rumbling thunder…First Uncle John’s in two years….Wild improv….Shakedown > UJB reprise completes the loop….Album of the week: Neil Young & the Bluesnotes Books by Howard F, Weiner @


Grateful Dead 4-12-83 Binghamton

Adventurous road trips to Hampton and Binghamton…..Audio highlights from the amazing first set in Binghamton…Set two and the triumphant return of Help on the Way and Slipknot!…It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue…Album of the week: Bob Dylan Modern Times


Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo

The history of a Hunter/Garcia masterpiece...Born in Dillon Stadium 7-16-72...;Lost my boots in transit babe...From polished gem to 1977 masterpiece...Hello Franklin's Tower...Mad dash through Half Step...Triumphant return in The Omni...Featured Half Step audio highlights: 9-21-72 Philly, 11-5-77 Rochester, 9-1-79 Rochester, 3-24-88 Atlanta...Album of the week: Freddie King Texas Cannonball. Howard F. Weiner website:


50th Anniversary Grateful Dead 12/6/73

Fifty years ago the Grateful Dead played a Dark Star and Here Comes Sunshine for the ages. Author, Howard Weiner, talks about these classics as well as other ripping versions from this beloved show. There's nothing quite like late 1973 Grateful Dead. Audio highlights from this night in Cleveland's Public Hall included.


Three legendary Jerry Garcia Band Shows: Kean College

Exploring the diverse talents of the Jerry Garcia Band through three shows at Kean College: 2-28-80 early and late shows, and 12-13-83 late show. Classic performances include After Midnight > Eleanor Rigby > After Midnight, Don’t Let Go, Someday Baby, Rhapsody in Red plus much more.


Underrated Gems Vol. 2: Philadelphia Spectrum 8/30/80

This show features the hottest Althea, and sensational versions of Jack Straw, Feel Like a Stranger, and most of the first set. In addition to dissecting this show, Howard reviews Grateful Dead history in The Spectrum.


Dylan and the Dead July 12, 1987: Busy Being Born Again

Exploration of the peak Dylan/Dead show in Giants Stadium. Dylan finds his muse and Garcia is on fire all night long.


The Jones Gang and JGB: 11-4-77 Colgate + 11-4-81 Albany

Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band on November 4, separated by four years. Jerry bringing to joy to the Deadheads of New York. Live snippets of "Cold Rain and Snow, Deal, and the greatest Mission in the Rain.


A Grateful Dead Halloween: Scary Jams and Final Treats

Paying homage to Grateful Dead Halloween highlights through the years with a spotlight on their masterpiece second set from 10-31-71.


Underated Grateful Dead Gems Volume 1

4-21-71 Providence featuring a killer Hard to Handle and 10-12-81 Munich. This is volume one in an ongoing series of underrated shows.


10-17-83: 40th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead in Lake Placid

Join Howard live from Herb Brooks Arena on the 40th anniversary of the Dead's immortal performance. Revisit the Miracle on Acid and the Miracle on Ice.