FURTHUR
FESTIVAL'98
THE OTHER ONES
HOT TUNA
&
RUSTED ROOT






  Polaris Amphitheater                                       Pine Knob Music Theater
       Columbus, OH                                                    Clarkston, MI
              July 12                                                                July 13
 
 

GRATEFUL FUN IN CORNTOWN, USA

                         Well, to be sure. The music never stopped. He's gone, but, we're all still here; and out in returning numbers. Judging, from the unstoppable masses of parking lot vendors; who have the amazing ability to erect miles of shakedown street in a matter of minutes, right before the eyes of helpless concert services staff. Although, some might be there for profit; most are bent, solely, on making enough money to see each show and afford their rock-n-roll lifestyle. As the surviving members of the Grateful Dead make their annual summer migration around the nation, better known as, the Furthur Festival.

             This year's festival, though, is certainly an event to be revered; with the debut of The Other Ones. It is the first time since the passing of our dearly departed brother, Jerry Garcia, that  members of the Dead have rejoined their musical talent to play in one band together. Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bruce Hornsby are joined by two phenomenal guitarists; Steve Kimoch, from the band Zero and, Mark Karan, who has played with The Dave Mason Band. Also, in the tradition of the Grateful Dead (as one of the few bands to always play with two percussionists) the Other Ones acquired drummer John Molo from Bruce Hornsby's band to take the stead of Billy Kreutzmann who is living in Hawaii playing music with his new  band called Backbone. The Other Ones are completed by the addition of the one man horn section, saxophonist Dave Ellis, from Bob Weir's band Ratdog. The results speak in the beloved tongue of music, unlike any heard in a few years, and is much reminiscent to the sound of the Grateful Dead.

                Rusted Root opens the show every night exactly at 6:30 and plays pretty much a routine set with a few changes from show to show. In Columbus, Ohio they were joined by Jorma Kaukonen, Michael Farazanno and Harvey Sorgen of Hot Tuna for a version of the Rolling Stones, "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Hot Tuna played completely different sets each night with only one repeat in three shows, "Hypnotation Blues." The Other Ones opened the show in Ohio with "Truckin'" into "Other One" into "Mystery Train." Followed by, "Loose Lucy," and a "Loser" with vocals by Bruce. Then there were some technical problems, during which., Bruce did a little solo and Bob played a nice solo acoustic "Blackbird," then Bruce and Bob sang "Black Muddy River." Next was, "Friend of the Devil" and "White Wheeled Limousine" and "Estimated Prophet." Then Jorma came out and they played "Only the Strange Remain" into "Sampson and Delilah," followed by "Drumz," "Space," and then back into "The Other One." The show was closed with a "China Doll," vocals done by Phil, and then a "Chinacat Sunflower" into" I Know you Rider." The show was good, but  I think maybe the band was a little tired. I noticed that Steve Kimoch seemed very distant, as if he were disconcerted about something; I didn't see him smile until Jorma joined them. Here's some pictures from the Ohio show, thanks for reading, and we'll see you at the shows.

                                      NICK RUNNING
     KEEP ON ROCKIN'


Photo by Nick Running    © 1998 All Rights Reserved
Photo by Nick Running    © 1998 All Rights Reserved
Photo by Nick Running    © 1998 All Rights Reserved
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                                        Pine Knob Music Theater
                                                  Clarkston, MI
                                                        July 13
 
             If you loved the Grateful dead, chances are, you will also enjoy the crazy antics of the Other Ones; as they make their rounds about the country this summmer. Like the glorious knights of old, protecting the honor of music and dance in a traditional nomadic way; with guitars and drums replacing the swords and lances of times past. On this particular evening, all the the knights seemed very happy and gay; even Kimoch was caught smiling many times throughout the thrilling guitar battles. It is apparent when they grind their axes together, that, Mark Karan and Steve Kimoch enjoy dueling with each other as they play dual leads. They also, both have unique styles of axe weilding that blend very well together; and  are certainly a perfect fit, as each jumps into one of Jerry Garcia's shoes and saxophonist Dave Ellis laces them up with psychadelic shoestrings to ready them for battle alongside proven warriors Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bruce Hornsby. Together they rock, the knights of the Other Ones; protecting musical expression and freedom of mobility, in this world and beyond.

                   The show opened with "Playing in the Band" into "Hell in a Bucket" and then "Scarlet Begonias" into "Fire On the Mountain." Next, was a beautiful version of "Jack-a-Roe" with vocals by Phil, followed by a brilliant rendition of Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece." Then Weir pulls "Aint Nothin' But a Houndog" out of nowhere, what a surprise!!! Then "Birdsong" and "Rainbow Cadillac" into "Franklin's Tower." I felt the "Franklin's Tower" was most definitely the pick of the night, it was also the first time on the tour that it was played. Next was, "Drumz> Space> Banyan Tree > Playing (reprise) > Wharf Rat > Throwing Stones >Not Fade Away." The show came to a close with the sound of the ever faithful crowd singing, "You Know Our Love Will Not Fade Away," and drumming on chairs and walls, "Bop, bop, bop, bop-bop." The energy of the crowd was so high that the song and beating clamour flowed right out of the venue and into the parking lot and seemed to continue for about ten minutes.

                                          NICK RUNNING
     KEEP ON ROCKIN'
Photo by Nick Running    © 1998 All Rights Reserved
 Photo by Nick Running    © 1998 All Rights Reserved
 
COUNTING CROWS
 
DEF LEPPARD
CHER
THE OTHER ONES
AEROSMITH
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
PAUL McCARTNEY
SANTANA
SHERYL CROW
TESLA
JAY-Z AND 311
OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002
DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2
THE WHO
JACKSON
BROWNE
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE
MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
MIDNIGHT OIL
MT. AIRE 2002
BIG HEAD TODD
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
BUSH AND DEFAULT
INCUBUS
BLUES TRAVELER
LINKIN PARK IN
LAS VEGAS
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE
LINKIN PARK & P.O.D.
CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 
NYE 2001-2002
FUEL & SALIVA
AEROSMITH 2002
STEVIE NICKS
THE
BLACK CROWES
AEROSMITH 2001
BLINK 182
THE STRING
CHEESE INCIDENT
 OZZFEST 2001
BAD COMPANY
LINKIN PARK
 OZZFEST 2000
MARILYN
MANSON
MEGADETH
TED NUGENT
AND TESLA
THE OTHER
ONES
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
 THE
COUNTING
CROWS AND
LIVE
THIRD EYE BLIND
      SUMMER
    TOUR 2000
YES
THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000
THE B.B. KING
  BLUES FEST
2000
THE B-52'S
AND THE
GO-GO'S
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
JOE WALSH
2000
  ELTON JOHN
2000
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG
REUNION TOUR 2000
NYE
1999-2000
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
THE EAGLES
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
LAS VEGAS
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TOM PETTY
 HOLLYWOOD
BOWL
PEARL JAM
 HALLOWEEN
WIDESPREAD
PANIC
BONNIE
RAITT
'99
BONNIE
RAITT
'98
METALLICA
H.O.R.D.E.
'98
THE
B-52's
FURTHUR
'98
VAN
HALEN
 311
JERRY
CANTRELL
   BARENAKED
LADIES
COUNTING
CROWS

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