One was The Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil,” and while I’ve never been much of a Deadhead, it just makes sense the two of them would share an appreciation for them. The Grateful Dead were also fans of country, covering Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” at Woodstockand even recording a version for their 1971 live album Skull & Roses.
Speaking of “Mama Tried,” the other song they performed was the Merle Haggardclassic.
Gotta love how Billy makes any song sound like it was designed for Bluegrass.
Combinations like this is what makes live music so special. Not many people would have imagined the two of them teaming up, but here we are.