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In the summer of 1970, several of the era’s biggest rock stars, including Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buddy Guy, took to the rails for Festival Express. The show was a multi-artist, multi-city concert tour that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation. The entire experience was filmed both off-stage and on, but the extensive footage of the events remained locked away for decades, only recently having been restored.

Festival Express is a momentous achievement in rock film archeology which combines the long-lost material with contemporary interviews that add important context to the event nearly 35 years after being filmed.


Don’t Ease Me In - Grateful Dead

Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead

Slippin’ & Slidin’ - The Band

Better Take Jesus’ Hand (“Jordan”) Jerry Garcia

Comin’ Home Baby - Mashmakhan

Money (That’s What I Want) - Buddy Guy Blues Band

Lazy Day - The Flying Burrito Brothers

The Weight - The Band

Cry Baby - Janis Joplin

Ain’t No More Cane - Rick Danko, John Dawson, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir

Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay - Sha Na Na

New Speedway Boogie - Grateful Dead

C.C. Rider - Ian & Sylvia and the Great Speckled Bird

I Shall Be Released - The Band

Tell Mama - Janis Joplin

 Bonus Performances

13 Questions - Seatrain

Child’s Song - Tom Rush

Thirsty Boots - Eric Andersen

As Years Go By - Mashmakhan

Tears of Rage - Ian & Sylvia and Great Speckled Bird

Hoochie Coochie Man - Buddy Guy Blues Band

Hard to Handle - Grateful Dead

Easy Wind - Grateful Dead

Kozmic Blues - Janis Joplin

Move Over - Janis Joplin



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