RIP Brent Mydland

Brent left us eighteen years ago, on July 26, 1990.

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Was he your favorite keyboardist for the Dead?

Of all the GD keyboardists, Brent was with the band the longest, so I guess there’s that ‘comfort’ association for me.

My favorite GD songs are from the years Pigpen and Keith were aboard, but I think Brent had the most soul. I was a Tubes fan, so I always linked Vince to them.

I never saw the GD, but was fortunate to catch Jerry Band. Keith was keyboardist at that time. I was and still am a Merl Saunders fan (Legion of Mary.) Gonna catch Zero on August 8 – looking forward to some Melvin Seals on keys.

Speaking of keys, Neal Evans was tearing it up last weekend when I saw Lettuce. You might also know him from Soulive (they’ll be in Baltimore on 8/16.) And, Benevento/Russo Duo have a 4-day residency at the bar where I saw Clark/Jackson/Skerik last Sunday – I’ll have to take in at least one night (I have a ticket for Garage A Trois on 8/23 with Benevento on keys.)