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Marc Smith has hosted The Grateful Dead & Phriends since 2005. He was asked to join the on-air team with former host Pat McClure. Most people recognize Marc by his unique/diabolical laugh.

Marc’s a diehard fan of Phish, Grateful Dead, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Umphreys McGee, Les Claypool, Widespread Panic the Charlottesville music scene and many more. Please join the Grateful Dead and Phriends with Marc Smith every Saturday AM from 9am – Noon. Saturday mornings never sounded so good!

Grateful Dead & Phriends News and Updates

The Grateful Dead & Phriends Show – November 7, 2015

New Potato Caboose – Seattle, WA – 1/22/68
Deal – Vancouver , BC – 5/17/74
Dark Star –> China Cat –> The Eleven – 1/22/68
Cold Rain & Snow – Uniondale, NY – 3/29/85
Cassidy – Uniondale, NY – 3/28/85
Music Never Stopped – Palo Alto,CA – 4/27/85
Mama Tried – Ithaca, NY – 5/8/77

Terrapin Station – Hershey, PA – 6/28/85
Dupree’s Diamond Blues – Oakland, CA – 11/22/85
Hard to Handle – San Francisco, CA – 11/7/69
Casey Jones – SF, CA – 11/7/69
Mississippi Half Step – Tuscaloosa, AL – 5/17/77
Loser – New York, NY – 9/18/90
Maggie’s Farm – Essen, GER – 10/17.90

SCI – Ms. Brown’s Teahouse – Chicago, IL – 4/13/02
Neil Young – Powderfinger – Weld
Phish – Divided Sky – Chicago, IL – 6/18/94
Phish – Good Times, Bad Times – Chicago, IL – 11/25/94
Phish – Split Open & Melt – Chicago, IL – 11/25/94



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The Grateful Dead & Phriends Show – October 31, 2015

GD – NFA>GDTRFB>NFA – 10/31/71 Columbus OH
GD – Scarlet Begonias – 10/3/76 Detroit MI
GD – Ramble On rose – 12/2/73 Boston Ma
GD – Franklins Tower – 9/28/75 San Francisco CA
GD – werewolves of london – 10/31/85 Columbia SC
GD – Dire Wolf – 5/6/81 Uniondale NY

GD – Big Boss Man – 8/7/71 San Diego CA
GD – Stagger Lee – 11/1/85 Richmond VA
GD – Jack A Roe – 5/21/77 Lakeland FL
Warlocks – Death Don’t Have No Mercy – 10/9/89 Hampton VA
GD – Hes Gone>Rhythm Devils – 11/5/77 Rochester NY
Warlocks – Attics Of My Life – 10/9/89 Hampton VA

WP – Sympathy For The Devil – 10/29/2000 New Orleans LA
WP – Superstition – 10/31/05 Las Vegas NV
UM – Breathe – 4/12/14 Oak Mt FL
UM – Running With The Devil – 4/12/14 OAK FL
Phish – Crosseyed and Painless – 7/1/11 Watkins Glen NY
GD – Mama Tried – 10/31/85 Columbia SC

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New Potato Caboose at WNRN


By |August 13th, 2013|Categories: Grateful Dead and Phriends, In-Studios|0 Comments

Phish Bring in the Meatstick

Phish rang in 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The crowd was rocked by the band who brought on stage Broadway dancers, hot dog vendors, thousands of balloons, and back from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the flying hot dog!

Take a look at the melee in this 20 minute video:

By |January 3rd, 2011|Categories: Grateful Dead and Phriends|Tags: , , |0 Comments

See But Don’t Hear Jerry

Some filmmakers planning to create a biopic about Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia have been dealt some bad news – they’re not allowed to use any of Jerry’s music.  According to Variety, Garcia’s estate and the band’s production company are not working with the film and thus, not licensing any recordings for the production.  The filmmakers plan to use cover songs that Jerry sang instead.  No word yet on when the flick will hit theaters.

The movie is based on the book Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia, which used interviews from people who knew Jerry to document the challenges he faced in life.

By |August 9th, 2010|Categories: Grateful Dead and Phriends|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s Like Shooting Phish…

There were rumors about Phish putting out a concert film and now, those reports have been confirmed.  The band made it official that Phish 3D: The Movie will come out next month.  It will feature concert footage shot during all eight of the group’s Festival 8 sets from last October.  Trailers for the flick will air before Alice in Wonderland 3D screenings and you can learn more at Phish3DMovie.com.

By |March 9th, 2010|Categories: Grateful Dead and Phriends|0 Comments