Last December 6th, KBOO Grateful Dead & Friends hosted a special live broadcast featuring several local bands playing in the studio to help with fund raising.
They were Lewi Longmire, Scott Law, Fruition and the Garcia Birthday Band. Each played some original material and Grateful Dead covers and were interviewed by one of the hosts. I spoke with everyone but Fruition and will post all of those interviews, each enhanced by some music relevant to the conversation. Each will also link to all of the others.
I spoke with Scott Law second. He is a multifaceted and accomplished guitar master, singer-songwriter and recording artist. His bio notes that his “versatility on the guitar ranges from the flatpicking school of Doc Watson, to the hardcore country pickings of Clarence White, Albert Lee and Don Rich, to the electric blues of Mike Bloomfield, while also giving a feel and fluidity reminiscent of Jerry Garcia.” But above all, Law is a fearless improviser.
He has played with many well-known acts including bluegrass, American roots, rock and jam band luminaries such as Phil Lesh & Friends, The String Cheese Incident, Darol Anger, Tony Furtado, The Mother Hips, Peter Rowan, The Travelin’ McCourys, Leftover Salmon, Danny Barnes, Railroad Earth, Jerry Joseph, Melvin Seals, Brokedown in Bakersfield and others.
In 2014 Law joined Phil Lesh & Friends for concerts in Central Park, the famed Capitol Theatre and Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads. Law continues to perform as a featured player in Lesh’s rotating lineup as the legendary bass player and founding member of the Grateful Dead celebrates the band’s 50th anniversary. Go see Scott play if you can.
Scott Law interviewed on KBOO, 12/6/14
Embedded music is the Grateful Dead from 12/28/69, Phil Lesh & Friends from 1/3/15 and Brokedown in Bakersfield from 4/13/12 in playback order.
Here is the interview with Lewi Longmire; I’ll post the interview with Garcia Birthday Band shortly, so check back.