THE OTHER ONES
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.NICK RUNNING
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.
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.NICK RUNNING
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.
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
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
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE LINKIN PARK & P.O.D. CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
FUEL & SALIVA AEROSMITH 2002 STEVIE NICKS THE
AEROSMITH 2001 BLINK 182 THE STRINGCHEESE INCIDENT OZZFEST 2001 BAD COMPANY LINKIN PARK OZZFEST 2000 MARILYN
MEGADETH TED NUGENT
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
THIRD EYE BLINDSUMMER
YES THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000 THE B.B. KING
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT JOE WALSH
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNGREUNION TOUR 2000 NYE
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD TOM PETTY
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