Newly Released ‘Grateful: The Music Plays The Band’ Features Covers from Friends New and Old

ALP has officially released Grateful: The Music Plays The Band, a new 17-track album that features classic Grateful Dead songs covered by many of their friends. It contains selections played by familiar names like Oteil Burbridge and Dark Star Orchestra but also ALO, Doom Flamingo, and more.

Proceeds from this LP will benefit The Grateful Guitars Foundation, a nonprofit charity that obtains world-class musical instruments for people who seek to carry on the tradition of jam band music into the 21st century and beyond. 

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Grateful features longtime and newcomer bands influenced by the music of the Grateful Dead, committed to expanding the group’s sound in various musical directions – from live grooves to Afrobeat to sultry synth-driven pop. But there’s also touches of vintage Grateful Dead as well, with a track from David Nelson Band, a former New Rider of the Purple Sage and longtime cohort. See below for a full track listing.

Founded by Andy Logan in 2019, the Grateful Guitars Foundation not only serves to put guitars in the hands of musicians in the community but also supports music instruction in schools to seed the next generation of talented players. To capture the tones of specific eras of Grateful Dead concerts, Logan worked with luthiers across the country to build a library of models of every guitar played by Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir from 1965-1995.

Logan then loaned these instruments out to bands doing recreation shows, most notably to Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads in 2015 and 2016. Logan himself also owns two historic pieces of Grateful Dead memorabilia – “Alligator,” a Fender Stratocaster Garcia played by Jerry Garcia 1971 to 1973 (so-named because of a sticker on it), and the Martin D-28 with which he recorded “Ripple.”

“These instruments should be played, not mounted on a wall,” says Logan. “I wanted to share them with the fans and players who have loved the Grateful Dead, so that the jam scene is enlivened by their unique tones and historical significance.” 

Grateful: The Music Plays The Band can be found on all streaming platforms here and to learn more about The Grateful Guitars Foundation visit

Grateful: The Music Plays the Band tracklist:

1. “Jack Straw” – Dark Star Orchestra

2. “Friend of the Devil” – David Nelson Band

3. “Peggy-O” – Alex Jordan & Friends

4. “Candyman” – Katie Skene & Andrea Whitt

5. “They Love Each Other” – ALO 

6. “One More Saturday Night” – BERTHA: Grateful Drag

7. “Loser” – Michael James Wheeler

8. “Touch of Grey” – Doom Flamingo

9. “So Many Roads” – John Kadlecik 

10. “Music Never Stopped” – Cubensis

11. “China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider” – La Horsa Bianca

12. “Stella Blue” – Oteil Burbridge

13. “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” – Unlimited Devotion

14. “Sugaree” – Brown Eyed Women

15. “See What Love Can Do” – Jerry’s Middle Finger

16. “Dark Star” – Afro Dead

17. “Morning Dew” – Dark Star Orchestra

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