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Listen: Catherine Russell Does the Grateful Dead

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Brian Blauser
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Vocalist Catherine Russell can sing anything, including The Grateful Dead.

This performance by jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell comes from a 2006 Mountain Stage show where she put her special touch on "New Speedway Boogie," a song written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, first popularized by The Grateful Dead.

This song comes from a set of Hunter/Garcia compositions included in this week's special episode of Mountain Stage featuring various artists covering some of music's most highly regarded songwriters. You'll also hear songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and, of course, The Beatles, covered by artists like The Band, Joan Osborne, Judith Owen, The Derek Trucks Band, Brandi Carlile, Jimmy LaFave, Chris Smither and more.

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