Historic Pieces

Can You Pass The Acid Test?

Can You Pass The Acid Test?

Well, can you?

In the tumble and rumble of the 1960’s a time of civil rights movements, of newfound explorations in music, of America finding new ways to see and explore the world, magic was happening  down in California. In the corners of Haight and Ashbury, in the redwoods, in the streets, the undercurrent of LSD-25 was flowing strongly, encouraging people to think differently, see differently, and to live differently.

In the kaleidoscope of events and happenings, something was going down in the woods. Fresh off a cross-country tour on the famous Read the article


Deadhead Heros: Cowboy Neal Cassady

Deadhead Heros: Cowboy Neal Cassady

There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to Never-ever-land

All The Years Combine, They Melt Into A Dream: Reflections as a Deadhead

All The Years Combine, They Melt Into A Dream: Reflections as a Deadhead

The Deadhead community is a few short weeks removed from the yearly jam monolith Lockn. This year’s Lockn festival featured the return of legendary jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis who stepped on stage at Nassau Coliseum 3/29/1990 to collectively blow Deadheads minds of both past and present into infinity with Jerry and the boys.

Happy 73rd Birthday Pigpen: How Pigpen Helped Us All Understand the Blues

Happy 73rd Birthday Pigpen: How Pigpen Helped Us All Understand the Blues

Garcia one recalled that Pigpen was, “the heart and soul of the Grateful Dead”. While it is true that as Deadheads we can look at nearly any member of the Dead and find their heart and soul contributions Pigpen was the first individual in the Dead community to illustrate the impermanence of life.


LOCKN: Manifesting Collaboration Since 2013

LOCKN: Manifesting Collaboration Since 2013

LOCKN Festival is a stomping ground for all that is Dead and tie-dyed to the bone. As the Deadhead community approaches Lockn once again in 2018 we here at SMR have found ourselves reminiscing about the moments of the sweet musical bliss of yesteryear. Lockn has been home to monumental moments in Dead history such as the first and only performance of the entire Terrapin suite by members of the Grateful Dead.