April 30, 5pm
What a great night for radio!!! 8-10PM (PDST) tonight, I’ll be featuring some of the finest James Brown in celebration of his upcoming birthday, in the first hour. In hour numero dos, it’s week for of eight (read: 4/8) of my tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s 1972 European tour which culminated in a fine triple-LP set, “Europe 72”. I have all of the shows and I thought “Hey, let’s make this happen”. Therefore the second hour tonight and the following four Monday nights is all live Dead from the Europe 72 tour.
Also, this Thursday, May 3rd, from 6-10pm I’ll be co-hosting the annual 24 hour “Doin’ it to Death” James Brown birthday special on KFJC, 89.7FM in the Bay Area, http://kfjc.org
April 16, 6pm
Tonight on A Season in Hell with John Hell, I bring you week 2 of 8 of my celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s amazing 1972 European tour. Last week I played a stellar Dark Star from 04/08/72. Tonight I’ve got some brilliance from 04/14 and 04/16/72. I’m not going to give it away, but Pigpen is on FIRE!!! All of this in the 9pm hour.
In the 8pm hour it’s all new music. So many great releases in the past few weeks, it’s hard to choose what to share.
Tune in 8-10pm (PDST) every Monday to A Season in Hell with John Hell.
April 8, 10pm
Forty years ago this week the Grateful Dead embarked upon a great tour of Europe. So great that they redefined themselves during it. The band was a mere eight years old, but they were playing like they had surpassed the cosmos in musical interactivity.
This month and next on A Season in Hell with John Hell, I’ll be playing some of my favorite tunes from this tour. That’s eight weeks of some supreme jams mixed in with some of the finest new music happening right now.