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Noah Smith is a passionate aficionado of the legendary rock band, The Grateful Dead, having embraced the band's music and culture since attending Dead & Co's first summer tour in 2016. Over the past seven years, Noah has demonstrated unwavering devotion to the band, attending countless shows by various Dead acts such as Dead & Company, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Dark Star Orchestra, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Sean Canan's Voodoo Players, Jake's Leg, The Schwag, among others.

Noah's in-depth knowledge of the band's repertoire has been honed through extensive research, attending live performances, learning the songs on guitar, and engaging with other fans. His wealth of personal experiences, along with his connection to other "dead heads," have enabled him to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the Grateful Dead's music and its enduring legacy.

In his podcast, Noah partners with his long-time friend and fellow musician, Max White, to delve into individual Grateful Dead songs in a meticulous and detailed manner. Each episode explores the intricate nuances of a particular song, drawing on historical facts, lyrical interpretations, notable live performances, and personal anecdotes from other fans. The podcast provides a unique and engaging forum for fans of Grateful Dead to deepen their appreciation of the band's music and connect with other like-minded individuals.

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