OCCIDENTAL, California During a lull in a series of powerful winter storms, pianist Rob Catterton delivered a memorable solo performance of Grateful Dead music deep in the redwoods of Occidental, California. The concert was played in front of a passionate audience who had braved road closures and flooding to attend, and the pianist did not disappoint them.
This highly-anticipated new release brings pianist Rob Catterton’s successful studio album, “A Grand Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead,” to a live, concert hall setting. The album offers fresh interpretations of twelve classic Dead jams, highlighted by Dark Star, St. Stephen, The Other One, China Cat Sunflower, Terrapin Station, Cassidy, and Morning Dew.
Accompanied by two beautiful interpretive dancers onstage and enhanced by the psychedelic set design, the pianist’s performance captured a spark of the energy, spontaneity, and creativity of the Grateful Dead. “That mysterious something that the Grateful Dead found – you could feel it in the air that night,” the pianist remarked. “It was a shared experience – the music, the dancers, lighting and set design, and the audience of hardcore Dead Heads who braved the storms and flooding to attend.”
Rob Catterton’s original studio album, “A Grand Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead,” was remastered by Jeffery Norman, the Dead’s primary mastering and mixing engineer. The album was met with critical acclaim, receiving national airplay on Sirius XM’s “Tales from the Golden Road” (2016) as well as David Gans’ nationally-syndicated “Grateful Dead Radio Hour” (2017). Lyricism abounds in Catterton’s silvery hands, and in July, 2018 the album received its first international airplay as the featured album on Frank Poppe’s “STASH” radio” from Hamburg, Germany .
“Live in the Redwoods – A Grand Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead” is a copyrighted work published by Sonoma Coast Records. Dedicated to bringing quality music back into the music industry, the solar-powered independent label brings listeners an astonishing mix of archival and current psychedelic rock and jazz releases. Please check out “Fillmore Street Live,” the new Sonoma Coast Records release from stellar jazz saxman Sonny Lewis. For more information, please visit sonnylewis.com.
“Live in the Redwoods – A Grand Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead” is available for streaming or download on Amazon, Apple Music, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and most online outlets. CDs can be purchased through Amazon or CDBaby.com. For additional information and upcoming releases, please visit robcatterton.com