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The collaboration came about the week that Dead & Company started rehearsing at TRI. I had been working there a lot over that period and they made me an Artist in Residence. While Dead & Co. was wrapping up I was hanging out in my studio and just messing around with the old Roy Orbison song, “Blue Bayou.” I sang it for AJ [Santella], who is Bob’s guitar tech, and he said that was one of his favorite songs. Shortly after, Bob came in and sat down. He loved it and suggested that we record it in the main studio. We took our guitars, set up a couple mics and sang it live. I love the spontaneity of the track. I’m glad it found a home on my record.