Music that moves us.

R.I.P. — Brent Mydland (1952-1990)

gd-70s-brentKeyboardist number 4 for the Grateful Dead and perhaps their most well rounded on the ivories player, Brent Mydland passed on this date in 1990. Keith filled in for Keith Godchaux after he and Donna split from the band in early ’79. Brent struggled with being labled as “the new guy” during his 11-year tenure in the band, but set himself apart from the previous players with his mastery of the B-3.  I’ve always found the following version of “I Will Take You Home” moving, as his daughter Jessica was seated beside him on his bench as he performed. Check it out:


3 responses

  1. brosea

    now that is something.

    July 27, 2009 at 9:57 am

  2. Musical Stew Daily

    Kind of moves ya, huh? I forgot to add that this performance was shortly before he died.

    July 28, 2009 at 8:34 am

  3. Oswald von Wolkenstein

    Wow that was awesome. Thanks~!

    August 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

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