Bob Weir & Phil Lesh: Dead Behind, Furthur Ahead
In the wake of Jerry Garcia’s death, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead pursued a variety of projects: The Other Ones, The Dead, Phil & Friends, RatDog, The Rhythm Devils and, now, Furthur. Led by Grateful Dead co-founders Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Furthur is positioned to become the most successful and well-received post-Garcia band yet. Relix talks with Lesh and Weir to discuss the latest project, the future, the past and the long, strange trip in between.
Bob Marley: The Lion’s Last Roar
As the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s passing nears, Relix looks back on the reggae legend’s last concert in Pittsburgh on September 23, 1980. Through interviews with family members and bandmates, writer Wes Orshoski offers an intimate portrait of the international icon’s final stand.
The Decemberists: A New Spring
For its sixth album, Portland, Ore.‘s The Decemberists created an Americana masterpiece. Once again working producer Tucker Martine, the quintet, fronted by songsmith Colin Meloy, calls on the talents of Americana luminaries Gillian Welch and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck to help deliver the group’s most accessible and well-crafted record yet.
G. Love: A Case of the Blues
After a chance meeting in Boston and a weekend of bonding at moe.‘s Summer Camp festival, G. Love and The Avett Brothers forged a friendship based around their mutual love of back road blues. The end result is G. Love’s new blues-based effort Fixin’ to Die which Scott and Seth Avett performed on and produced. Relix catches up with G. Love in Colorado to find out how he created his most sincere and candid work to date.
Guster: Three Men and a Band
During the past two decades, Guster has overcome label changes, countless musical fads, the loss of a key band member and – most recently – growing family commitments to emerge as one of the most enduring bands from the H.O.R.D.E. tour/Wetlands Preserve scene. Relix checks in with the group’s founding members shortly after the release of their new album, Easy Wonderful.