Day of the Dead

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    The War on Drugs
  • Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends
  • Jim James & Friends
  • Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends
  • Bruce Hornsby & De Yarmond Edison
  • Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends
  • The National
  • Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
  • Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Lucius
  • The Lone Bellow & Friends
  • Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends
  • Anohni and yMusic
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion & Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
  • Angel Olsen
  • Wilco with Bob Weir (live)
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
  • Phosphorescent & Friends
  • Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
  • The Tallest Man On Earth & Friends
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
  • The National
  • Marijuana Deathsquads
  • Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends
  • Nightfall of Diamonds
  • Tim Hecker
  • Lucinda Williams & Friends
  • Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends
  • Local Natives
  • Tal National
  • Béla Fleck
  • Orchestra Baobab
  • Luluc with Xylouris White
  • The Walkmen
  • Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)
  • Real Estate
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • This Is the Kit
  • Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear
  • The Lone Bellow & Friends
  • Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura
  • Orchestra Baobab
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
  • Bill Callahan
  • Ira Kaplan & Friends
  • The Rileys
  • Man Forever / So Percussion / Oneida
  • Fucked Up
  • The Flaming Lips
  • s t a r g a z e
  • Vijay Iyer
  • Mina Tindle & Friends
  • Sam Amidon
  • The National and Bob Weir (live)


After the success of Dark Was The Night, Aaron and Bryce Dessner and their friends wanted to do a follow up project.  They came up with the idea of doing a Grateful Dead tribute, which was the music their parents listened to; the records they played along with when they started their first band with Bryan Devendorf as teenagers in Ohio. The Dead’s publishing company, Ice Nine, initially agreed to donate their songs to the project; but the success of The National delayed the project for several years. Finally in 2015 the Dessners assembled sessions near where they live in Hudson, New York and began recording an epic number of tracks as well as inviting some of their talented friends to join in.
More information about the project:


Created and Curated by:
Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner
Produced by:
Aaron Dessner
Co-Produced by:
Bryce Dessner and Josh Kaufman
Music Direction by:
Josh Kaufman and Aaron Dessner
Co-Curated by:
Scott Devendorf, Bryan Devendorf, Conrad Doucette
Project Manager:
Tom Wironen
Co-Executive Producer:
Dawn Barger
Executive Producer:
John Carlin