Win Tickets ($40): Dave McMurray’s Grateful Deadication @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Saxophonist’s Spirited Excursion into the Dead’s Vast Repertoire

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Dave McMurray’s Grateful Deadication @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge on August 11. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 9.


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Dave McMurray’s Grateful Deadication
August 11, 2021
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM | $20 | 21+
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The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
2845 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214

Dave McMurray has taken a long, strange trip to arrive at his sophomore release for Blue Note Records. On Grateful Deadication, the saxophonist takes his gritty, soulful Detroit sound and reimagines the flower empowered songs of San Francisco icons the Grateful Dead with an album as vibrant as it is unexpected. For this spirited excursion into the Dead’s vast repertoire, McMurray reconvened the rhythm section that graced his 2018 Blue Note debut, Music Is Life. This time out, bassist Ibrahim Jones and drummer Jeff Canady are joined by guitarist Wayne Gerardand keyboardist Maurice O’Neal, both longtime compatriots from the Motor City scene, as well as pianist Luis Resto and percussionist Larry Fratangelo, colleagues from McMurray’s days in Was (Not Was).

The album also features a special guest appearance by Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir, along with powerhouse vocalist Bettye LaVette and Weir’s Wolf Bros bandmates Don Was, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti and Greg Leisz, for a transcendent version of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter’s “Loser.” During the heyday of the Dead’s tireless touring, McMurray was on the road himself, joining now-Blue Note president Don Was in the uncategorizable Was (Not Was) beginning in 1981. McMurray has performed with a stunning roster of legendary musicians, including B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Hallyday, Gladys Knight, Albert King, Nancy Wilson, KEM, Bootsy Collins, Herbie Hancock, Geri Allen and Bob James.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rapid increase in cases and the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant, all shows at the Goodfoot will require proof of vaccination. Be prepared to either show a vaccine card or a photo of your card. The name on the card must match the name on your ID. We do this to protect our staff, the artists and you. Proof of vaccine is NOT required in the upstairs pub or at the outside tables. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.




  1. Carol Cooper on August 3, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    I love the Grateful Dead and of course a good sax player.

  2. Jonas Trekas on August 3, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    I want to wear my Grateful Dead tee shirt to this to hear some great music.

  3. Heather on August 4, 2021 at 11:45 am

    This is going to be an amazing show!

  4. YB on August 4, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Need thisssssss. I’m from Detroit and dying for live music!

  5. Carol Cooper on August 5, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    I grew up by Motown and use to go downtown alot to hear some great bands. Id love to go to this to talk to them about Motown and hear there music. I love Bob Seger and Mitch Rider and Ted Nugent. Use to see them when they were local boys at the bar. Rock on Motown lovers.

  6. Naomi Tsai on August 5, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    This would be super fun!

  7. Victoria on August 7, 2021 at 7:06 am

    What a resume! This promises to be a great night, wouldn’t wanna miss it!

  8. Heather Roberts on September 9, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    I’d love to hear that lost 80’s musical instrument sound! Seemed like every good band had one..wonder what there all doing now, huh?

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