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Lazy River Road
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Lazy River Road was first performed by the Grateful Dead in February 1993. It was then played regularly through to the last show in July 1995. In total it was performed over 60 times. The song has subsequently been performed by Furthur, The Dead, Ratdog and Phil Lesh & Friends.

Garcia spoke about Lazy River Road in an interview with Jon Sievert for Guitar Player magazine in 1993;

When we started working on that I wasn't sure if it was going to be a shuffle or what. It's the kind of song that can go in any number of ways, because stylistically it's wide open and you can phrase it any way. I was trying all kinds of things when I was writing on the keyboard. It wasn't until we actually started to try to work on it that it started to get a rhythmic feel. The one that we've got for it seems real natural for it now, although it feels to me like it's starting to be wanting to pick up tempo a little bit.


Grateful Dead

info So Many Roads (1965-1995), 1999

Ratdog

info Madison WI, March 29, 2005
info Royal Oak MI, April 2, 2005
info Mashantucket CT, April 9, 2005
info Washington DC, April 26, 2005
info Johnson City NY, May 1, 2005
info St. Louis, MO, June 10, 2005
info Mariaville, NY, August 12, 2005
info Gilford, NH, September 2, 2005
info Chicago, IL, October 27, 2005
info Baltimore, MD, November 2, 2005
info Mashantucket, CT, November 5, 2005
info Worcester, MA, November 12, 2005
info Atlanta, GA, November 16, 2005
info Orlando, FL, November 20, 2005
info Denver, CO, December 2, 2005
info Long Beach, CA, December 11, 2005
info Seattle, WA, December 17, 2005
info Majesty of the Seas, Carribean Sea, February 5, 2006
info Norfolk, VA, March 18, 2006
info Philadelphia, PA, March 24, 2006
info Boston, MA, April 1, 2006
info Kansas City, MO, July 7, 2006
info New York, NY, July 13, 2006
info Ridgefield, CT, August 22, 2006
info Cleveland OH, October 24, Ratdog, 2006
info Westbury NY, October 31, 2006
info Lowell MA, November 10, 2006
info Boca Raton FL, November 18, 2006
info San Francisco CA, February 14, 2007
info Rochester NY, March 3, 2007
info New York NY, March 10, 2007
info Jim Thorpe PA, March 17, 2007
info Greensboro NC, March 24, 2007
info Atlanta GA, July 7, 2007
info Masontown WV, July 13, 2007
info Cleveland OH, July 16, 2007
info Detroit Lakes MN, July 21, 2007
info Bushkill PA, August 18, 2007
info Albany, NY, November 3, 2007
info Boca Raton, FL, November 17, 2007
info Cleveland, OH, March 26, 2008
info New York, NY, April 5, 2008
info Live Oak, FL, April 12, 2008
info Hampton Beach, NH, May 31, 2008
info Murphys, CA, June 27, 2008
info Hiram, ME, August 10, 2008
info Munhall, PA, November 1, 2008
info Upper Darby, PA, November 14, 2008
info Boca Raton, FL, November 22, 2008
info San Francisco, CA, December 30, 2008
info Negril, Jamaica, January 31, 2009
info Atlantic City, NJ, July 11, 2009
info Atlanta, GA, July 18, 2009
info Bridgeport, CT, July 25, 2009
info Eugene, OR, August 22, 2009
info Denver, CO, August 31, 2009
info Upper Darby, PA, October 17, 2009
info New York, NY, October 24, 2009
info Atlanta, GA, March 16, 2014

 
Other recordings

info Might as Well...The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead, 2000
info The Grass Is Dead, Crazy Fingers, 2000
info Live At The Powerhouse, David Gans, 2003
info Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares, Various Artists, 2005
info Live At The Chicory House, Lex & Joe, 2005
info Persuasions Of The Dead, The Persuasions & Friends, 2011
info Songs For A New Day: Almost Acoustic, Phil McGee, 2011

The Dead

info Atlanta, GA, July 31, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 9, 2003
info Morrison, CO, June 16, 2004
info San Diego, CA, June 23, 2004
info Portland, OR, July 2, 2004
info Saratoga Springs, NY, August 1, 2004
info Bristow, VA, August 15, 2004
info Dead '09: Washington, DC, April 14, 2009

Furthur

info July 26, 2011, Canandaigua, NY
info Sept 27, 2011, Missoula, MT
info Nov 3, 2011, Manchester, NH
info April 10, 2012, New York, NY
info July 18, 2012, Rochester Hills, MI
info October 2, 2012, San Diego, CA
info February 24, 2013, Broomfield, CO
info April 24, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 12, 2013, Holmdel, NJ
info Sept 25, 2013, Eugene, OR

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: July 16, 2006, Chicago, IL, 2006
info April 4, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014

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