From Oteil: So excited to announce my forthcoming album, Lovely View of Heaven, a tribute to the musical legacy of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter that will be released on September 15th. Pre-orders for the limited edition vinyl are available now, and the debut single, “Stella Blue,” is streaming everywhere today.
In a real sense it is Garcia, Hunter and Burbridge. I have rewritten a small amount of it. Or rather added to it. As you will hear. My hope is that it will not put off the listener but rather reveal another angle of perspective.
You can still sing along but you may find the furniture moved around. It’s still your favorite chair but the rooms are redecorated. Be reassured though. All of my influences are pretty much the same as those of the guys in the Grateful Dead thanks to my Dad, Kofi, and Col. Bruce Hampton. I hope Deadheads will “trust me with their children” and those who are not Deadheads will embrace the open mindedness of the spirit of this music and give it a try.
Pre-Order the Album: Here
All September I’m hitting the road with my dear friends Melvin Seals, Steve Kimock, Duane Betts, Jason Crosby, Johnny Kimock, and Lamar Williams Jr.! We’re kicking things off with two shows at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on September 15th and 16th, and closing out the month at The Pourhouse in Charleston, South Carolina on September 30th.
We can’t wait to see you out there – tickets are available now: HERE