1. Black Peter

From the recording Black Peter

I can’t imagine doing an album without including music by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, and this isn’t just because my husband John is a quintessential ‘Dead Head!’ Rather, it is because there is some beautiful music out there that deserves to be heard in a variety of settings. In deciding on which songs to play for this album, Black Peter stood out – perhaps because of its ‘bluesy’ quality, fitting with the rest of the album. Of course, the ending goes beyond the realm of blues, into the Grateful Dead’s statement of full sound that anyone who’s ever been to one of their concerts can relate to.