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“Tom Thumb’s Blues” / Buckeye Lake 1993 “Masterpiece” [Watch]

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“Tom Thumb’s Blues” / Buckeye Lake 1993 “Masterpiece” [Watch]

The last opus of Grateful Deadit is All years live The video series is available now on the band’s YouTube page. This entry highlights The Dead’s performance of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece” at Buckeye Lake in Hebron, OH on June 11, 1993.

While the mid to late 1990s can be something of a musical minefield for the Grateful Dead, the 1993 summer tour was a real sprawling prairie compared to what came and went before it. After taking an extended hiatus in the fall of 1992, the band returned with renewed vigor in December. This vitality continued on the following summer tour and propelled the band on their annual trip to the venue now known as Valley of Legends in the town now known as Thornville.

June 11, 1993 saw the first and only consecutive double Bob Dylan pairing of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “When I paint my masterpiece”. Although the Grateful Dead gig lists had a well-established format, especially in the 1990s, the band still managed to throw in a few surprises. As it emerged the first set of Dylan ballads went to bassist Phil Lesh and “Tom Thumb’s Blues”, Bob Weir immediately followed it with his own rebuttal in “When I Paint My Masterpiece”.

Grateful Dead Archivist and Legacy Manager David Lemieux notes in the description of the video,

A rare double dose of Bob Dylan back to back, here we have Phil and Bob singing in the lead on some Dylan classics. In the late 1980s, most Dead shows featured Bob Weir singing a Dylan song in the opening set, and sometimes Phil filled the Dylan slot with his rendition of Tom Thumb’s Blues, but Buckeye in 1993 , fans had both.

Watch the Grateful Dead pair “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece” at Buckeye Lake on June 11, 1993.

Grateful Dead – “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” (Bob Dylan), “When I Paint My Masterpiece” (Bob Dylan) – Hebron, OH – 6/11/93

Previous episodes of The Grateful Dead’s All years live video series have included: