Iconic rock bands the Grateful Dead and Phish have been recording and archiving their material ever since the beginnings of their monster careers. The Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro will be at Drexel for two days of events and workshops. On Thursday, February 24th at 6 PM in Stein Auditorium, David and Kevin will participate in an open discussion moderated by Music Industry Professor Toby Seay. These two highly regarded professionals will discuss how they’ve managed the massive recordings and holdings of their archives including the types of recordings and conditions of their collections, how their bands make decisions about preservation and releases and what impact technology is having on their work.
Toby Seay is a veteran recording engineer who has worked with Dolly Parton, Randy Travis and many others on numerous Gold and Platinum albums including eight Grammy Award winners. In support of this event, Toby will release a podcast with select, released tracks chosen by David and Kevin of performances by each band in Philadelphia along with a discussion on why these tracks were released. The podcast will be available Wednesday, February 23 from 3-7 PM as a stream via www.drexel.edu/westphal.