Over the years, UJB has enjoyed regular appearances on the Florida music festival circuit Magnolia Fest, Magnolia Ball, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Home Team Rally to name a few but thrives on stretching out on 2 or 3 extended sets during a typical evening show.
To quote a tune: "Anyone who sweats like that must be alright. This scenic amphitheater is located in Oceanfront Park on the north end of the Boardwalk amusement area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It hosts regular free concerts for the residents of Daytona Beach and its visitors. Put me in the camp for more UJB all around.
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We can share This is always an enjoyable song. The vocals are good for the most part here. Written by guitarist Jerry Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter , "Uncle John's Band" presents the Dead in an acoustic and musically concise mode, with close harmony singing.
Dead & Company Every Time Played: Uncle John's Band (Grateful Dead)
In it was named st of in the Songs of the Century project list. Specific lyrics "It's a buck dancer's choice my friend; better take my advice", "the fire from the ice", "don't tread on me", "It's the same story the crow told me" allude to various folk, mountain, or bluegrass tunes known to be in band members' repertoire. Uncle John may also be a biblical reference to John the Baptist , who baptized Jesus in a river.
According to the biography Dark Star by Robert Greenfield, Uncle John could also refer to Jerry Garcia, as it was felt by many that he heavily influenced and "ran" the band. Warner Bros. Records released "Uncle John's Band," backed with "New Speedway Boogie," as a single in , receiving only limited airplay due to its length.