For a long time I have believed The Grateful Dead to be an incredibly misunderstood band. Too often (90% of the time) their music has been eclipsed by their fanbase, and the tired cliches that come with it. Check out the link below for a vast vault of free Live Grateful Dead recordings. Set aside your pre-conceptions and dig deep into this treasure trove of American music.

To quote the late Bill Graham, “The Grateful Dead aren’t the best at what they do; they are the only ones that do what they do.”

Click here for Grateful Dead Archived shows. Choose a year, then the show to download.

If you need a rec to get you started, may I suggest May 8th, 1977 Cornell University

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