Grateful Dead 30 Days Dead

Grateful Dead 30 Days Dead

They’re BACK!
Link to 30 Days

Since 2010, the Grateful Dead have given away a file a day of live music. From the Grateful Dead site:

As the young folks like to say, it’s time to flex your Grateful Dead knowledge and take home a high-quality MP3 download every day in November while you are at it. 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux? Yes, please! The tracks are yours, no strings attached, but we hope you’ll stick around for the chance to win some sweet swag from the Dead.

If you don’t know what we’re on about, here’s the deal:

You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C’s, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic “comeback” tour from a spacey 70’s show? Each day we’ll post a free download from one of the Dead’s coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in ’93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen’s harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand all November long and win prizes to boot.

This year’s GRAND PRIZE will be a copy of the numbered, limited-edition boxed set LISTEN TO THE RIVER: ST. LOUIS ’71 ’72 ’73. Daily winners will take home a 2022 Grateful Dead Calendar.

Grateful Dead 30 Days Dead


A 20 minute Bird Song > Jack Straw kicked off 2021’s first free download.

If you want, you can enter the contest and guess or simply wait for the answer tomorrow.

Keep in mind that these are high quality live recordings and if you are only familiar with the song’s studio recording, live is where it’s at.   Of course, there will be the seques like a China/Rider or a Candyman/Cassidy or even a Help/Slipknot/Franklin’s Tower.

And even if you are familiar with a live version, remember how songs evolved, left a tour’s setlist for a few years, and came back renewed.

You can’ go wrong. 2020’s 30 downloads yielded  6 hours, 51 minutes, and 43 seconds worth of previously unreleased Dead recordings. That’s right!

And so far (2010 – 2020), the site has given away over 66 HOURS of music!!!

Open up. The sun is shining on your back door.

Climb aboard!
Thanks for visiting

2 thoughts on “Grateful Dead 30 Days Dead”

  1. Hi ,
    I noticed that you mentioned the Grateful Dead on your page here:

    Did you know that John Perry Barlow, one of the band’s primary lyricist passed away just last week?

    There is an honorable article about him here:
    I thought you might want to share this with your users, so they will know what this great man did for us all.



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