And You Thought I Was Kidding
While it's not exactly freak-folk, it's pretty damn close. In addition to yesterday's all-important alt-country endorsement, Barack Obama has now earned the humongous jam-band endorsement. According the Reuters Life! (their exclamation point, not mine):
The Grateful Dead, the San Francisco cult rock band that has played at political events since the 1960s, will reunite on Monday for the first time in four years to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, a spokesman said on Friday.And STILL no word from Devendra Banhart or Joanna Newsom.
"They have agreed to reunite for this one-time-only event in order to lend support to Senator Obama leading into the crucial 'Super-Tuesday' series of primaries held on Tuesday, February 5th," the band said in a statement.