The Grateful Dead are one of the pillars of the American musical canon.
With an influence that spans generations and all walks of life, it's no surprise that Bryce and Aaron Dessner, both members of indie-rock superstars The National, were huge “Deadheads.”
Now, with a little help from their friends, the brothers have put together a sprawling, 59 track celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music to benefit the amazing Red Hot Organization.
Will these indie rock A-listers redeem the Dead's legacy for a whole new generation? Or will the gang just end sitting around talking about their favorite tapes? Tune in as we’re joined by special guests Andres Restrepo and Ryan Little to find out.
And as always, please excuse the long tuning pauses.
Get a taste of this epic compilation with the video of Phosphorescent and Jenny Lewis performing the Grateful Dead classic "Sugaree" below.