Dwarf Rat wrote:Back in the early 70s, high school bands were playing a lot of Creedence. My band played the Dead, Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Taj Mahal, and originals. We were 16 and thought we were pretty sharp.After Jerry died and there were no signs of the Other Ones, the tribute bands were the only way to hear my favorite music being played live. I'm thankful for each and every one of them. If they can write their own tunes and want to use our ears to test material, that's cool. If they're going to do covers any way, why not play GD music?
Now there is a Dead tribute/ cover/ uncover band in cities large, medium, and small across the US. Last December, there were 14 different Dead influenced bands playing at Don Quixotes in Felton, California.
Time to move on.
Write your own tunes. Let Jerry rest in peace.
To the point about moving on and letting Jerry rest in peace, I've read countless times that Jerry wanted to protect traditional American songs and see that his band's music became timeless. So far, so good.
Regarding Zach, he's 26 and, like everyone, is learning as he goes.