The Grateful Dead were American music ambassadors. They synthesized folk, blues, country, and rock n' roll with a jazz improvisatory approach. When I first moved into town, I kept hearing songs the Dead covered being played all over the place. It got me to trace the tunes back to their roots and discover a number of great musicians and songs I'd never have come to on my own. I am forever indebted to them and the tradition of keeping songs alive. This past week we covered the Dead for the Dead Covers Project. We thought it only fitting that we do "Tennessee Jed"! Many thanks to Sam West on the the upright bass, Brian McClure on fiddle, Kazuri Arai on Wurlitzer and Austin Lauritsen on percussion.Hope you enjoy it!