The Grateful Dead just dropped a ripping version of “Feel Like a Stranger” from Washington, D.C. back on June 26, 1993. As per usual, they’ve got a high quality video dropping every Thursday on their YouTube channel as part of their All The Years Live series, so the band’s archivist David Lemieux has a great schedule going on releasing these hidden gems from the band’s video archives.
Here’s what he had to say about this one:
“Bob Weir and John Barlow’s wonderful 1980 song was mostly played as a show-opener, and allowed the Dead to jam powerfully to start the show. Like Shakedown Street, Feel Like A Stranger had a long, extended jam after the vocals, and gave Jerry unlimited space to explore his musical ideas. Always a favourite opener of mine, and this one features Bruce on accordion more than a year after he’d left active touring with the Grateful Dead.” – David Lemieux
Watch it here or below.