The recently founded Charleston, S.C. band Lureto released a new EP titled Everywhere: The Dead Sessions through Royal Potato Family. The band is made up of Doom Flamingo’s Ross Bogan along with Wallace Mullinax of The Reckoning and Ben Mossman of Little Bird. They’ve also collaborated with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.
The four-song EP is a collection of freshly interpreted Grateful Dead songs some instrumental and others with guest vocals from Gavin Hamilton of Funk You and Aaron Utterback of Human resources.
“To me, the music of Grateful Dead is the American songbook, very much like the Real Book is to jazz musicians. As a touring musician, it really is a privilege to almost always be able to find some common ground in the Dead, we really are everywhere, the frequency isn’t just an illusion,” said Bogan in a press release.
The band recorded Weir’s deep cut “My Brother Esau” and “Tennessee Jed” for live streams on FANS.live and The Relix Channel during the pandemic and jumped back in the studio to record an instrumental “Peggy O” and Garcia’s “Love In The Afternoon.”
“It was fun to turn ‘Tennessee Jed’ on its head. We strayed pretty far away from the original swampy feel, and went for a ‘What Would The Meters do?’ vibe. Not sure if we answered that question correctly but always a great question to ask,” added Bogan.
Stream Everywhere: The Dead Sessions here.