Friday, July 10, 2009

Bill Kreutzmann’s All-Stars 1984

Bill Kreutzmann’s All-Stars

David Nelson-guitar, vocals
Larry Murphy-steel guitar, violin, guitar
Lazer Murphy-bass
Bill Kreutzmann-drums

January 21, 1984 Keystone Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
January 28, 1984 Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
March 2, 1984 The Stone, San Francisco, CA
March 9, 1984 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

I used to copy down everything from the Grateful Dead Hotline. Since there was no internet, sometimes I just wrote down the information and wondered what it was. Although I lived in the East Bay at the time, I don’t know anyone who went to these shows, so I don’t know what the band sounded like or what material they played. So despite the invention of the internet, I still know little more about this group than when I wrote this information down.

I do vaguely recall some information from BAM Magazine or Relix or something, that suggested that this band was based in Garberville, where Billy K lived, and perhaps had played some gigs up there before playing in the Bay Area. At the time, I believe David Nelson was playing in a Zydeco band.


  1. There are a few paragraphs in the Deadline column in Golden Road #2, Spring 1984, pp. 6, 11.

  2. I don't think Kreutzmann ever lived in Garberville. I lived in Redway (the evil twin sister city to Garberville) for years and never heard that.

  3. i saw the berkley show. murphy had a "whammy lever" mounted on top of the whammy bar on his guitar and whammy'd it w/his pinky. they did a lot of country.

    i believe this band (at least some kreutz band) played the caspar inn around '82 or '83...