TEDxAlcatraz opening song

DJ Mikey Four (Michael May) sets a rhythmic remix of “Bittersweet Symphony” that brings us into Simon Christen’s beautifully captured time-lapse photography of San Francisco Bay. At the film’s conclusion, the large screen rises and the house band emerges on the mock-prison stage — James Nash on guitar, joined by…

James Nash: Russell County Gorge

Songs about war are timeless and a part of American culture. In this talk, James Nash reflects on how he came to write “Russell County Gorge” about US Marine Corps 1st Lt. Ryan McGlothlin, killed in Iraq in 2005. Over the course of two years traveling and performing the song,…

Bob Weir

Bob Weir has been on center stage for over 45 years, with as loyal a following as one could imagine. He speaks through poetry and song. A founding member of the Grateful Dead, these days Bob plays with several bands, including Furthur and Ratdog. Bob is also a philanthropist and…