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Cheval Sombre Announces New EP, Shares Video for Grateful Dead Cover “Althea”

Althea Due Out November 5 via Sonic Cathedral/Fat Elvis

Oct 19, 2021

One-man band Cheval Sombre (aka Chris Porpora) has announced the release of a new cover EP, Althea. It will feature covers of the Grateful Dead’s 1980 song “Althea,” Dire Straits’ “So Far Away,” and “Are You Ready” by Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember, who produced the EP’s title track. The EP will be out on November 5, digitally via Sonic Cathedral and on 10-inch clear vinyl via Sonic Cathedral/Fat Elvis. More

May 31, 2016

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to cover Grateful Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie.” More

May 10, 2016

Last night The National stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Morning Dew.” The cover can be found on Day of the Dead, the new Grateful Dead covers box set that features 59 tracks and six hours of music (it’s due out May 20 on 4AD). More


Oct 13, 2021

According to the CD notes for Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2: Carousel 2-14-68, bassist Phil Lesh once ranked this as his favorite Grateful Dead show ever. Whether or not that assessment holds, it was a hot night that was well worth capturing for posterity. More

Aug 31, 2021

Grateful Dead’s second live album and first gold record, Grateful Dead (also known as Skull & Roses), captured the band during an incredibly fertile creative period. More

Jul 14, 2021

In 1974, Grateful Dead unveiled the massive “wall of sound” that had long been in the works to achieve how they could best present their live experience. Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 3: Wall of Sound is a two-CD set that offers highlights from two shows during that period. More