On the way up Highway 101 from Humboldt County to the Redwoods I tuned into K-MUD, a local Humboldt station and heard a wonderful band–Wake the Dead. It is always nice to hear something new and refreshing and this particular radio station and band hit the spot. The Northern California celtic jam band celebrates the Grateful Dead interpreting the Dead’s catalog in new and exciting ways. I really got into Wake the Dead, finding their tunes a pleasant accompaniment to the scenic vistas of Humboldt County. I found the album Wake the Dead: A Celtic Celebration of the Songs of the Grateful Dead to be a fair example of some of the tunes I heard on K-MUD.