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Thread #21886   Message #234713
Posted By: Willie-O
27-May-00 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Grateful Dead banjo tab
Subject: RE: Grateful Dead's rebirthing......
Uncle Shaun's Band? I guess it was inevitable...but shouldn't Van Morrison and probably The Chieftains be involved?

Some Dead tunes work so naturally on bluegrass instruments, like Friend of the Devil (Dave Grisman played the mandolin part on American Beauty, with his usual impeccable tasteful understatement) and Cumberland Blues. Others are a bit more of a stretch to imagine. But hey, they're a jamming band. Get the chords from the sheet music, if needed, and just play what sounds right.