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Cheval Sombre Announces New EP, Shares Video for Grateful Dead Cover “Althea”

Althea Due Out November 5 via Sonic Cathedral/Fat Elvis

Oct 19, 2021

One-man band Cheval Sombre (aka Chris Porpora) has announced the release of a new cover EP, Althea. It will feature covers of the Grateful Dead’s 1980 song “Althea,” Dire Straits’ “So Far Away,” and “Are You Ready” by Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember, who produced the EP’s title track. The EP will be out on November 5, digitally via Sonic Cathedral and on 10-inch clear vinyl via Sonic Cathedral/Fat Elvis. More

May 31, 2016

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to cover Grateful Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie.” More

May 10, 2016

Last night The National stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Morning Dew.” The cover can be found on Day of the Dead, the new Grateful Dead covers box set that features 59 tracks and six hours of music (it’s due out May 20 on 4AD). More




Reviews

Feb 06, 2024

By Grateful Dead’s 1977 album, Terrapin Station, the band was losing steam, but the album has enough redeeming qualities to prevent its relegation to the bargain bin and ultimately justify this spectacular sounding remastered vinyl reissue. More

Dec 04, 2023

For Black Friday Record Store Day, Rhino released Grateful Dead’s final performance from the band’s four-day stand at the Fillmore West, pressed onto five vinyl records More

Nov 15, 2023

The 1973 album Wake of the Flood could be seen as the studio fount for a group of songs that became staples of Grateful Dead shows over the next couple of decades. More

Jul 13, 2023

Those who see 1973 as a golden period of live performance for Grateful Dead will find the 17-CD box set Here Comes Sunshine 1973 to be an embarrassment of riches More

Mar 06, 2023

Within the first minute of Fall ’79, a detail jumps out: There’s Brent. As his unmistakable harmony voice joins Jerry Garcia’s, the keyboards of new member Brent Mydland are already prominent on this fourth-ever performance of “Alabama Getaway,” seven months into Mydland’s experience of performing live with Grateful Dead. More

Dec 14, 2022

As Grateful Dead’s Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 2 revisits October 1977, energized is one word that immediately comes to mind when hearing the first few minutes of “Let It Grow.” More

Jun 29, 2022

The Summer ’71 edition of Road Trips finds Grateful Dead as a quintet, with Mickey Hart’s extended hiatus having begun in February. More

Apr 19, 2022

Being present for Grateful Dead’s 1978 performances in Egypt may have been beyond the means of most fans, but the band’s five-show run that October at Winterland in San Francisco dubbed From Egypt with Love offered a later alternative at the time. More

Dec 01, 2021

Grateful Dead’s bond with St. Louis stretches back to their first show there in 1968, when they debuted “St. Stephen.” The 20-CD boxed set Listen to the River: St. Louis ’71, ’72, ’73 provides a unique structure that offers an evolutionary framework for listeners to follow and assess the band’s changes through its seven previously unreleased concerts. More

Oct 13, 2021

According to the CD notes for Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2: Carousel 2-14-68, bassist Phil Lesh once ranked this as his favorite Grateful Dead show ever. Whether or not that assessment holds, it was a hot night that was well worth capturing for posterity. More

Aug 31, 2021

Grateful Dead’s second live album and first gold record, Grateful Dead (also known as Skull & Roses), captured the band during an incredibly fertile creative period. More

Jul 14, 2021

In 1974, Grateful Dead unveiled the massive “wall of sound” that had long been in the works to achieve how they could best present their live experience. Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 3: Wall of Sound is a two-CD set that offers highlights from two shows during that period. More