Podcast #23- Conversation with Rob Rosman
This weeks podcast with Rob Rossman is filled with almost 30 years of CONTINIOUS stories filled with live music & friendships within community.
Rob and I met through Dead Minute Man- a page on FB which is 100% pictures -videos and streaming live music, ranging from small local venues/ bands, to big concerts at stadiums /coliseums/festivals etc, a place for people to share and see what’s happening on a daily basis with fun LIVE MUSIC!
Rob’s story starts in Philly- where he saw some incredible concerts (Live Aid in 1985!) His first Dead Show was at the Spectrum in 1987- and he was on his way! Throughout the years Rob continued to tour and see as much great music as possible- not one to take a break after 1995 when Jerry passed on- he stayed on riding on the bus full steam! His podcast’s show experiences span from Grateful Dead in 1989, to Phil and Friends monumental show at The Warfield in 1999- up to sharing his love of the music and community with his daughter at Furthur in 2012.
Along the way he has made friendships with both fellow deadheads, and musicians within the thriving music scene. His relationships with the musicians have manifested with their support of a concert that he produces for his third annual Tree of Life Benefit at Rough Trade in NYC- February 25, 2017. The benefit is proceeds go 100% to support the Fern Cliff Manor, which is a residential community for children with developmental disabilities. Rob talks a bit about the line up – which is rather mind blowing- and his connections to the organization. I have attached links for the benefit and Fern Cliff Manor below- so please check them out- and make the trip to NYC if you can- It’s going to be an memorable day and night- for an amazing cause.
As always- Please Enjoy!
Grateful Dead- Blow Away- RFK Stadium, Philadelphia PA, July 7, 1989
Grateful Dead- It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Lot To Cry, MSG, NYC, NY, September 10, 1991
Grateful Dead- Brown Eyed Woman, Richfield Coliseum, Richfield OH, March 14, 1993
Phil and Friends – Stella Blue, Warfield Theater, San Francisco CA, April 16, 1999
Phil and Friends- Let me Sing Yer Blues Away- Wellmont Theater, Montclair NJ, November 7, 2012
Furthur-Going Down The Road Feeling Bad- We Bid You Goodnight- Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA, December 30, 2012