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Celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead
By Janice Hanson
Posted: 2022-09-23T02:53:16Z

Golden Link’s concert season gets under way on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 pm with Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and "Dead to the Core," celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead. This is a rescheduled date for the concert this past April, featuring the same performers.


This collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians pays tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead, not through note-for-note re-creations but by playing the songs their own way – letting them grow and evolve collaboratively in the true spirit of the Dead.


For this concert, Jeffrey recruited Brooklyn-based musician Jefferson Hamer – who has performed with Anaïs Mitchell, The Murphy Beds, Session Americana, and Sarah Jarosz – along with Boston roots-rock musicians Ryan Fitzsimmons and Laurence Scudder and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Wendy Ramsay, his partner in the duo Pepper & Sassafras. 


Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance at this concert. 


This is also our first monthly concert at Golden Link’s new venue, Greece Baptist Church on Long Pond Road. It’s a great music-friendly space in an easy-to-find, accessible location just down the road from the Greece Mall, with lots of parking. You might have been in the space back when it was previously home to the Heartland Music concert series.


Before the concert, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Jefferson Hamer lead Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar, a workshop on how to play Grateful Dead songs. Registration for the workshop is separate from concert tickets and must be done in advance via the website.


Concert tickets will be available at the door, but we encourage purchasing in advance through the website to expedite your entry into the concert. Purchasing in advance will save you money!


And mark your calendar for upcoming concerts with Ottawa singer/songwriter Lynne Hanson (previously here with The Lynnes) on November 19 and “On A Midwinter’s Night” with Joe Jencks on December 10, both at Greece Baptist Church. 


– Janice Hanson

Janice Hanson is Concert Chair of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society.