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Tales from the Green Room Podcast w/ Dark Star Orchestra and Grateful Guitars

Take a listen to Tales From The Green Room podcast from Great American Music Hall in San Francisco during Grateful Guitars’ inaugural benefit concert with members of Dark Star Orchestra. DSO Keyboard Rob Baracco details his his experiences playing piano and organ on original Grateful Dead gear played by Brent Mydland; drummer Dino English gives a lesson on tone and shares detail on his amazing side projects; and bass player Skip Vangelas is effusive about his appreciation for a special gift bestowed on him that evening by Grateful Guitars. Plus, close friend of DSO and incomparable guitar player, Stu Allen, offers his take on playing the benefit and has some endearing moments with the hosts; and DSO original member, John Kadlecik, imparts some words of wisdom about his musical collaborations and the meaning of playing Jerry Garcia’s “Alligator” guitar. This episode originally aired on August 13th, 2023.

Listen to the full interview here: