Woven Fish
Taken from patterns and colors
of the Hawaiian sun and sea,
Woven Fish is Bill Kreutzmann’s
latest limited edition print.

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The Cove

April 27, 2010

Houston KPFT Radio Interview

Deadbeat April 24, -2010
Bill and Papa Mali talk about 7 Walkers and working with Robert Hunter. Listen Here

Hawaii Public Radio Interview
by Dave Lawrence
Kaua`i resident Bill Kreutzmann of Grateful Dead fame performs tonight, and March 25, in Kapa`a. He's looking forward to the shows, though when HPR called him after last weekend's trio of dates on Maui, O`ahu, and Kaua`i, he was still glowing from the concert on O`ahu's North Shore. Listen Here

April 18, 2010

7 WALKERS ~ Review, Interview & Music

The Dead Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann debuts new band at Big Room
By Alan Sheckter
Review: 7 Walkers Tuesday, April 6 Sierra Nevada Big Room Related stories this week: CAMMIES: Week One The first week of showcases for the 2010 Chico Area Music Awards. Rather than make its debut in San Francisco, the hometown of The Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann’s new band, 7 Walkers, took its first flight at the Sierra Nevada Big Room last week (April 6). The new crew’s first performance, featuring the drummer who set the beat for every one of the Grateful Dead’s storied concerts over 30 years and the guitar and vocals of wild and woolly Louisiana native Papa Mali, came off without a hitch. Read More...

Doin' the New Orleans Crawl: Bill Kreutzmann Talks About 7 Walkers, GD Archives and More
By Blair Jackson
Interview: I showed up at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on April 9 to see Bill Kreutzmann’s new band—7 Walkers—with limited expectations. I had heard a snippet of one song on David Gans’ radio show, I believe, but somehow singer/guitarist Papa Mali (real name: Malcolm Welbourne) had eluded me though the years, and I didn’t really know much about him other than that he was from Louisiana originally. Photos depicted a large white guy with long dreadlocks and big sunglasses; sort of a cross between George Clinton and Dr. John! Throw in George Porter Jr. on bass and I thought we had the makings for a pretty good show of New Orleans funk; always a good time! Read More...

Great American Music Hall 4-9-2010

Music: Sound Board Matrix on Archive.org

April 13, 2010

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie
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March 17, 2010

Bill Kreutzmann is also working to support the efforts of University of California at Santa Cruz, who has committed to helping to archive all things Grateful Dead. As Kreutzmann explains, “I am incredibly happy that the kind archivists at UC Santa Cruz understand the social value of [the Grateful Dead’s] priceless archive, and its hallowed meaning to our most beloved ‘Dead Heads.’ Without the care it is now going to receive, these treasures would be lost.”

March 17, 2010

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Legendary drummer and co-founder of the Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann, together with funky bluesman and voodoo electronic pioneer Papa Mali, officially unveil 7 Walkers’ spring plans. 7 Walkers, which also features bass virtuoso Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green, JFJO) and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson and Friends), will stop at select markets and festivals through out the country, all in anticipation of a new album release. The complete list of currently confirmed tour dates is included below.

7 Walkers recently spent time at an Austin, Texas studio, recording an album to be released later this year. In addition to a brand-new batch of Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan lyricist) originals that were co-written with the band, the new album offers up favorites from the Grateful Dead repertoire, Papa Mali originals, and some New Orleans and Southern songbook interpretations. Overall, the result is a fiery and funky collection of tunes that quite brilliantly capture the unique collaboration between these two very different musical shamans.

Bill Kreutzmann (who played every show in the Grateful Dead’s illustrious 30 year career as well as The Dead incarnations since), first met funky Papa Mali at a festival in 2008. Bill recalls in a recent interview, “We first met at the Oregon Country Fair last year. He was the headliner on the main stage, and I sat there and watched him and went, ‘This guy's for real man, I like this guy.' Then we met, after that he came over to my trailer that I was staying in and you couldn't separate us, we talked for hours. It was just one of those natural things, you know? You can't plan it; You can't make it happen. And then we started playing together.”

February 12, 2010

BK3 Music Available for Download on Nugs.net
Meanwhile, at nugs.net, fans can now download live BK3 recordings from their 2009 Colorado shows. Another potent Kreutzmann musical project, BK3 first toured in 2008 and featured a rotating lineup including such players as guitarist Scott Murawski (Max Creek) and bassists James "Hutch" Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), and Mike Gordon (Phish).


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