Cover Wars: Standing On The Moon Edition

Bruce Hornsby & Trey Anastasio: This video comes from the 2005 Comes A Time tribute to Jerry Garcia at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Hornsby also has performed this song both solo and with his band The Noisemakers.

Kate Gaffney: Philadelphia’s Kate Gaffney makes her Cover Wars debut with this very nice interpretation from a recording captured last month. Source: 6-23-2009


Keller Williams: I remember seeing Keller perform this right around the time of the recording, and I was impressed with the tasteful way he reproduced this great song. Source: 11-17-2001


Mr. Blotto: CW regulars Mr. Blotto show up with a nice rendition that mixes electric and acoustic guitar. It seems to me the band intentionally performs the song in the style of the late 1980’s with the keyboard synth and the tone of the electric guitar. They pull it off. Source: 10-24-2003


Ratdog: This video comes off a JamCam DVD and features a nice snippet of an interview where Bob Weir talks about Jerry and then a full-length clip of Standing On The Moon from 8-6-2005 plays.

Phil Lesh & Friends: Warren Haynes does a great job singing lead on this recording that featured my favorite lineup of Phil Lesh & Friends (Warren, Jimmy Herring & Rob Barraco). Amazing recording too. Source: 12-3-2005


Vince Welnick: Someone, I’m not sure if it’s Vince, quips into the mic at the start of this clip that they are, “not wasted”. Whatever you say guys. Source: 12-6-2002


To keep things even, we’re not going to include Ratdog or Phil Lesh & Friends in the voting. We will however include the likes of Hornsby & Welnick. Checking in on the You Can’t Always Get What You Want Cover Wars, Max Creek is easily declared the winner.

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6 Responses

  1. Never heard that interpretation about the Jerry wanting to be with the fans before.
    The next line however is “… somewhere in San Francisco on a back porch in July’

  2. I was truly impressed with Kate Gaffney’s version of the incredible song. She gives a proper soulful reading. Of course Jerry always did it best!

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