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Neal Casal Covers The Grateful Dead for Record Store Day

Neal Casal has announced the release of a limited edition 7-inch single for Record Store Day 2013 featuring his rendition of The Grateful Dead’s “Mountains of the Moon.” The B-side is an instrumental acoustic guitar-based piece entitled “Grimes’ Surf Story.” Casal is accompanied on both tracks by his band-mate in the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and current Black Crowes’ keyboardist Adam MacDougall. The 7-inch will be released by Casal’s current label, The Royal Potato Family, on April 20, the date set for this year’s Record Store Day festivities.

Casal explains why he chose to cover The Grateful Dead’s “Mountains of the Moon”:

“I love ‘Mountains Of The Moon’ for its baroque qualities, the very strange lyrics, and it’s just a great melody, plain and simple. There’s a fantastic line, ‘The earth will see you on through this time,’ that really connects with me. It’s also a one of a kind song for The Grateful Dead. It doesn’t resemble anything that came before or after it. The Dead usually had a few of a certain kind of song, but with ‘Mountains,’ there was only one.”


Listen to Neal Casal’s “Mountains of the Moon.”

Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 11/2/12

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Neighborhood Theater
Charlotte, NC
November 2, 2012

Sure, the Black Crowes may be on hiatus, but the band that Chris Robinson has put together since has been nothing short of stellar. Chris Robinson Brotherhood has been touring relentlessly and the band – comprised of fellow Crowe Adam MacDougall on keyboards, George Sluppick (Mofro, City Champs) on drums, “Muddy” Dutton on bass, and Neal Casal (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals) on guitar – is phenomenal.

They stopped in Charlotte and the Neighborhood Theater, and Brad Kuntz was there to capture the magic.

First Set: Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go, Tomorrow Blues, Mother of Stone, Star or Stone, Bertha, Vibration & Light Suite, Little Lizzie Mae, Blue Suede Shoes

Second Set: Meanwhile in the Gods…, 40 Days, Train Robbers, Hello L.A. Bye Bye Birmingham, Badlands Here We Come, Tough Mama, Sunday Sound, Rosalee

Encore: Reflections on a Broken Mirror, Mr. Charlie

Click on the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Brad Kuntz…