The Grateful Dead Hour

Sundays, 11pm - Midnight
David Gans

A weekly audio journal of the tie-dyed musical world of America's best-loved band. Host David Gans dusts off classic tapes from the band's own archives along with studio outtakes, exclusive concert performances, plus interviews and information about the band and its members. Just like a Dead show... only 3 hours shorter.

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WCBE Exclusive
6:12 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

WCBE Presents Moonalice Live From Studio A Thurs. Aug. 14, 2014 @ 2PM!

Moonalice will perform Live From Studio A

The psychedelic, roots-rock band Moonalice will be making a stop by WCBE to play a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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First Listen
5:14 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

First Listen: Phish, 'Fuego'

Phish's new album, Fuego, comes out June 24.
Peter Yang Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 10:29 am

Whether you know its work or just its reputation, you've probably already made up your mind about Phish. Maybe you love the band and its music, maybe you can't stand them, or maybe you liked them and have since moved on to other things. Phish is one of the most dynamic and celebrated live acts in all of music, with a loyal community any artist would envy, but it's also divisive. This is a band that inspires passion with its multipart compositions, meandering improvisations, playful (often nonsensical) lyrics and unwavering positivity.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:37 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Keller Williams & More Than A Little Live From Studio A Fri. May 23, 2014 @ 1PM!

Keller Williams will perform Live From Studio A

Keller Williams & More Than A Little will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village before they head on over to The Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley!

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Music
3:47 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

Dave's Picks Volume 9 features a 1974 Grateful Dead concert played in Montana.
Courtesy of the artist

The same week that Neil Young introduced his Pono music player designed to spark a huge boost in audio fidelity, I listened for the first time to a recording of a Grateful Dead concert I attended almost 40 years ago. And I realized that passions about good-sounding music go through cycles. Today, the lo-fi medium is MP3s through earbuds.

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Music
5:57 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

WCBE Presents Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Sam Bush @ The LC - Fri. Feb. 14, 1014!

WCBE Presents Yonder Mountain String Band
Credit Dorothy St. Claire Photography

Yonder Mountain String Band will return to Columbus and The LC Pavilion on Fri. Feb. 14, 2014. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

WCBE Presents Umphrey's McGee @ The LC Fri. Jan. 31, 2014!

WCBE Presents Umphrey's McGee at The LC

WCBE proudly presents Chicago's progressive rock group Umphrey's McGee Friday, January 31st at The LC Pavilion

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Music
8:49 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

WCBE Presents Keller Williams @ The Newport Sat. Jan. 25, 2014!

Keller Williams at The Newport Jan. 25, 2014

WCBE proudly presents Keller Williams on his "What The Funk" tour with the funky group More Than A Little. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:04 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

WCBE Presents Rumpke Mountain Boys & David Gans Live From Studio A Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 @ 2PM!

Rumpke Mountain Boys and David Gans will perform Live From Studio A

Rumpke Mountain Boys along with David Gans will perform live during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:16 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Mickey Hart Will Visit WCBE Sept. 25, 2013 @ 2PM!!!

Mickey Hart To Visit WCBE

Mickey Hart will visit WCBE and The Global Village for a chat ahead of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern! 

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Music
1:10 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

WCBE Presents Melvin Seals & JGB @ Woodland's Tavern Sept. 26, 2013!

WCBE Presents Melvin Seals & JGB
Vernon Webb Photography

Probably best know as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals & JGB will return to Columbus for a show at Woodland's Tavern! 

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Music
5:25 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

WCBE Presents Mickey Hart Band @ Woodland's Tavern Sept. 25, 2013!

WCBE Presents Mickey Hart Band

WCBE proudly presents the Mickey Hart Band on Wednesday September 25th @ Woodland's Tavern

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:11 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

WCBE Presents Floodwood Live From Studio A Sept. 10, 2013 @ 2PM!

Floodwood will perform Live From Studio A

Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico who play in the premier jamband, moe., also perform with the new, progressive string band, Floodwood, hailing from Upstate, NY. They'll play a few songs live for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern!

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Music
11:14 am
Tue February 26, 2013

All Good Music Festival Lineup Announcement!

The annual music & camping event features over 40 bands with no overlapping sets, held July 18-21 at Legend Valley Concert Venue & Campground!

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Music
10:59 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

WCBE Presents Keller Williams & Lotus Feb. 2, 2013!

WCBE Presents Keller Williams at The Newport

WCBE Presents Keller Williams and Lotus together on Saturday Feb. 2nd at The Newport Music Hall.  Keller's latest CD Pick features The Travelin' McCourys.  Lotus will be coming out with their brand new one Build on Feb. 13th.  Tune in for a chance to win tickets for this upcoming show on WCBE!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:06 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

The Lee Boys Live From Studio A Nov. 2, 2012 @ 2PM!

The Lee Boys Live From Studio A

Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule will be backed up by The Lee Boys live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXLCUSIVE
9:51 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Old Crow Medicine Show Live From Studio A Oct. 26, 2012 @ 1PM!

Old Crow Medicine Show Live From Studio A

Touring in support of their new CD, Carry Me Back, Old Crow Medicine Show will make a stop by  WCBE and play a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:59 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Xavier Rudd Live From Studio A Oct. 26, 2012 @ 2PM!

Xavier Rudd Live From Studio A

Xavier Rudd, the Aussie musician, activist, and surfer will join us Live From Studio A during The Global Village to play a few songs from his 7th release, Spirit Bird. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:35 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Leftover Salmon Live From Studio A Oct. 17, 2012 @ 2PM!

Leftover Salmon Live From Studio A

The self proclaimed,  "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass"  band Leftover Salmon, will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Newport! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:16 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram, Andy Hess Live From Studio A Sept. 27, 2012

Steve Kimock Band

Steve Kimock, joined by Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram and Andy Hess, will perform live from Studio A during the Global Village in the 2pm hour! 

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Music
1:05 am
Tue July 17, 2012

The Werks Live From Studio A July 19th, 2012

The Werks

The Werks will bring their psychedelic dance rock sounds to Studio A on Thursday July 19th!

They'll play a few songs live in the 2PM hour on The Global Village to get you ready for the All Good Music Festival!