Sunday, April 13, 2014

Raffle for Shakedown Stream™

A deadicated listener of Shakedown Stream™ donated a "Europe '72: The Complete Recordings" box over a year ago. It was a generous gift to help us save and Shakedown Stream over a year ago. Now it is time to raffle this Europe '72 box so we can continue to stream this very cool Grateful Dead podcast.


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Make a donation now of $25 or more to before May 9th of 2014 and you will automatically be entered to win this boxed set. It includes all of the 22 shows - more than 60 CDs - that's is more more than 70 hours of music that the Grateful Dead performed on this famous Europe '72 tour. Only 7,200 limited edition box sets (each with a bonafide number) were released. They sold out in 4 days. However, we still have one of them and it still has not been opened - yet! It includes a coffee table book, stickers, and other knick knacks. Maybe you missed out when it first came out, but, now you can enter to win and get your own box. Enter now before it is too late. 

When you make a donation, check the box that says "Please enter me to win the Shakedown Stream box set sweepstakes."

Your donation will ensure that our fan based Grateful Dead show will continue further and farther right here on And, it is tax deductible. 

Thank you for your support!

Peace and Good Luck, 
Jer Bear

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Robert Hunter on YouTube

Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia wrote many of the famous Grateful Dead songs that we all know and love. This past year, Robert Hunter returned to playing live. JamBase reports that he has recently started a YouTube channel of him singing those songs that we love - "So far Hunter has shared one clip featuring professionally-shot video from his October 5, 2013 show at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY." Click HERE for more. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Phil's Birthday Surprise

Phil Lesh celebrated his 74th birthday doing what he does best - jamming live. Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes surprised Phil while he was jamming at his Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. He sang with the Phil and Friends for the 2nd set on "Bertha," "They Love Each Other," and PigPen's tune "Two Souls in Communion."He also sang one of my favorites "Come a Time." 

Here's a link to some of the show for Phil Lesh's Birthday show LINK

Sunday, March 2, 2014

That's It For the Other One

Shakedown Stream™ devotes March Madness to the Grateful Dead song "That's It for the Other One" - a Dead classic. Our featured Dead show this week and in the coming weeks of March will offer versions of this psychedelic journey.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Dead Beatles

In honor of the Beatles 50th anniversary of their TV appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, last week's episode of Shakedown Stream™ featured the Grateful Dead playing Beatles. We started with a version of "Hey Jude" sung by Pig Pen from 1969, the Jerry Garcia Band doing "I Saw Her Standing There," Bob Weir & RatDog's jamming an acoustic "Blackbird," and a rare instrumental Jerry version of "Mother Nature's Son." 

The featured Dead show last week was from Burlytown, Vermont - April 1983. Join us on next week as continue to tour the 50 states around the USA. We are going to South Carolina - Halloween 1985.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Tour w/ Bobby & RatDog

Bob Weir and RatDog begin their winter tour this week. They begin the 2014 tour on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th) at the Tower in Upper Darby, PA and they will end up at the Tabernacle on March 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. The lead guitarist for RatDog is Steve Kimock - he was one of the 1st guitar players with The Other Ones and has played with Phil Lesh & Friends, Bruce Hornsby and of course his own band. Bobby and RatDog have already had a test run at Sweetwater in Marin County. Check it out.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Furthur - Press Pause

It's official. Bob Weir and Phil Lesh and the Furthur band played the last night of their 4 night stand in Mexico last week. The hugs on stage mark the beginning of their "hiatus" from playing as Furthur. Phil Lesh will continue with Phil & Friends in 2014 and Bobby is bringing RatDog back to life with shows at the Capitol Theatre in 2014 as well. The other guys will go with Phil or with Bobby, who knows. Whatever happens, it can easily be said that Furthur  is one of the finest post Jerry bands. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Digital Jerry Page

The web site has recently gone through a digital face-lift. The Rolling Stone magazine announces this Jerry makeover in their January 17, 2014 article.  This new Jerry page is devoted to all things Jerry and will provide a place for interactive connection for fans - deadheads - to find each other on Shakedown Street. The family of the late Jerry Garcia have provided rare photos, plus links to fun facts, live music and The Jerry Store

Friday, January 10, 2014


Shakedown Stream™ goes further down the stream. Join us on this week as we connect with the Grateful Dead from January 1970 (Workingman's Dead). The featured show takes us to Springer's Inn in Portland, Oregon. Plus, we will listen to the rest of the Corvallis show from the following night. People want more Dark STAR ! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year everybody ! We had a good year on Shakedown Stream. We surpassed the 300 episodes benchmark - just a click away on The Archives on  We also featured Grateful Dead themes from 1987, June 1992, New Haven '84 & '81 as well as shows from Hawaii and Alaska. We also featured doubleheaders of LIVE Dead from MSG, London, Orlando, FL, July 1989, and an Acid Tests from San Francisco. Next year, look for more shows from the 50 states and other countries. Plus, we will do more thematic features of our favorite and influential Grateful Dead songs. Look for more set lists, dancing Bears and fan participation. Right On !

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jerry Band & Acoustic Bobby

Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound - is what they are calling the new 6 CD box of JGB and acoustic Bobby Weir. "This new archival release features two complete performances with over 5 1/2 hours of previously unreleased music from September 5th, 1989 at the Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT and September 6th, 1989 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY." Click RIGHT ON! for details. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013