Dead Jams at Bill’s Barn

Barn Dead Jams Series

20160326_DLL04On Friday February 26, 2016 Dave Saraiva (drums) and Joe Pennacchio (Guitar) hosted the first Barn Dead Jam.  The plan/experiment was to put players from other Grateful Dead tribute bands together on the barn stage and just let it rip; no rehearsal, no planning, no set list.  The resulting night was such a good time and the music was electric and full of energy.   Players and audience all agreed that it must happen again.  Thanks to Bill’s approval and blessings, the series will continue in between all other barn functions and personal gigs by participants.  Sure there are going to be mistakes, but the core sound and jam potential outweighs the flaws.

Bill’s Barn
34 North Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347

Next Show – (TBD)


Previous Shows

Barn Dead Jam #5 (3.1) – Saturday 10/15/16 

Eric Costa
of Pearly Baker on Keyboards/Vocals
Pete Silvia of Violin River on Bass/Vocals
Joe DiRusso of Colonel Mustard on Guitar (Set #2-3)

14731126_10154666347125680_7539363717751570391_n14656430_10208188088243279_5848030294977862787_n1-15-16 (Sat) – Bill’s Barn, Lakeville, MA
Set 1: Deep Elem Blues, Brown-Eyed Women, Stagger Lee, Mama Tried, Jack-A-Roe, C.C. Rider, Mountains of the Moon > Dire Wolf, Jack Straw, Cumberland Blues
Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Lady With a Fan > The Wheel > Chinacat Sunflower > The Eleven > Terrapin Station > Spacy Simpson Jam > Bird Song > I Need a Miracle > Dark Star Jam > Loose Lucy
Set 3: Lay Down Sally > I Shall be Released > U.S. Blues
Soundcheck: Mountains of the Moon, Deal, Golden Road
Guest: Joe DiRusso – Guitar (Set 2 & 3)

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Barn Dead Jam #4 (2.1) – Saturday 8/27/16

Caroline Killoh
 – Keyboards/Vocals (From “Fennario“)
Dan Crea– Bass/Vocals (From “Fennario” & “Garcia Project“)
Dan Sullivan – Guitar/Vocals (From “Fennario” & “Dupree’s Diamonds”)

Reprising their visit to Lakeville, so we call it…Barn Dead Jam #2.1

08-27-16 (Sat) – Bill’s Barn, Lakeville, MA
Set 1: Feel Like a Stranger, Catfish John, Beat It On Down the Line, Sugaree, Passenger, It Must Have Been the Roses, Cassidy, Althea, Dancing in the Streets > Terrapin
Set 2: Hell in a Bucket, Eyes of the World > Other One > Estimated Prophet > All Around This World, Hard to Handle > Fire on the Mountain > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Not Fade Away > Mountain Jam > Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away > Deal
Soundcheck: Iko Iko

Listen to 08/27/2016 on

Barn Dead Jam #3 – Saturday 7/9/16                          









Guest Players:
Eric Costa – Keyboards/Vocals (from “Pearly Baker Band“)
Pete Silvia – Bass/Vocals (from “Violin River“)

07-09-16 (Sat) – Bill’s Barn, Lakeville, MA
Set 1: They Love Each Other, Tennessee Jed, Loser, Althea, Deal, Dear Prudence, Mr. Charlie, Mississippi Half-Step, Me and My Uncle > Big River
Set 2: Playing in the Band > Eyes of the World > New Speedway Boogie > Dark Star > Other One > Black Peter > Playin’ (Reprise)
Set 3: Not Fade Away > Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad > Dark Star > Sugar Magnolia, Terrapin, Shakedown Street, Ramble On Rose  E: One More Saturday Night
Soundcheck: Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad, Little Wing, I Know You Rider

Listen to 7/9/2016 on

Thanks to Ron Rudy for the pictures

Barn Dead Jam #2 – Saturday 3/26/16 


Guest Players:
Caroline Killoh – Keyboards/Vocals (From “Fennario“)
Dan Crea– Bass/Vocals (From “Fennario” & “Garcia Project“)


03-26-16 (Sat) – Bill’s Barn, Lakeville, MA
Set 1: Cold Rain and Snow, Peggy-O, Ramble On Rose, West LA Fadeaway, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, Uncle John’s Band > Wheel > Uncle John’s Band, Loser, Deal
Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Playing in the Band > Crazy Fingers > Bertha
Set 3: Shakedown Street, I Need a Miracle > Chinacat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Not Fade Away > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia > Playin'(Reprise), Terrapin, Sugaree, Second That Emotion, Tennessee Jed   E: Brokedown Palace
 Soundcheck: Jack Straw

Listen to 3/26/2016 on

Barn Dead Jam #1 – Friday 2/26/16

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Guest Players:
Andrew Johanson – Keyboards/Vocals (From “Bearly Dead“)
Mike Goodman – Bass/Vocals (From “Eggy“)

02-26-16 (Fri) – Bill’s Barn, Lakeville, MA
Set 1: Jam, Not Fade Away > Dark Star Jam > Jam > Deal, Eyes of the World > King Bee, Music Never Stopped, Loser, Turn on Your Lovelight
Set 2: Feel Like A Stranger > New Speedway Boogie > Bird Song, Don’t Ease Me In, He’s Gone > Little Star > Other One > Shakedown Street, Ramble On Rose, Terrapin > Morning Dew > U.S. Blues
Soundcheck: Jam

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