CapU's fall lineup features a reimagining of the Grateful Dead's American Beauty album at Kay Meek Arts Centre

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      Capilano University just announced the lineup for its fall season of concerts, and my eyes were drawn to one gig in particular.

      October 11 and 12 at the Kay Meek Arts Centre will see the reimagining of the Grateful Dead's iconic 1970 album American Beauty.

      In case you forgot, that's the one containing such stellar ditties as "Box of Rain", "Friend of the Devil", and "Sugar Magnolia"--and those are just the first three tracks!

      Inimitable roots great Steve Dawson will lead an ensemble that will include such primo local musicians as Jim Byrnes, Roy Forbes, Rich Hope, Ruth Moody, and Ndidi Onukwulu, and others.

      I for one wouldn't mind hearing Hope crank out a rockin' rendition of "Truckin'" while Byrnes adds backing vocals and Dawson slips in some searing slide guitar.

      Other shows announced today include Gwenifer Raymond (October 1), the Burrows/Morena Quartet (October 7), the BlueShore at CapU’s 25th anniversary gala (October 15 and 16), Denzal Sinclaire with the CapU Jazz Ensembles (October 28), the Juan Carmona Quartet (November 20), and the Jim Campilongo 4 Tet (December 11).

      For more info on the fall lineup visit the CapU website here.