Dead & Company dig extra deep into past in rare Austin show

3:40 am Dec. 3, 2017

Much has changed in Austin since the Grateful Dead last played here in 1985. And much has changed about the band.

The most obvious is the death of its leader, Jerry Garcia, 20 years later. After a three-year hiatus, the remaining band members have come together in various configurations and names over the decades, but it proved hard to find a guitarist who could not only sound somewhat like Garcia in