I agree 100% wit this statement. I think it's funny the NYCTaper guy denigrates post Jerry bands like Furthur but thinks this is an important development. The Sweetwater Furthur shows, and the God Street Wine rambles, Phil & friends with Jackie, Phil and Friends with Scofield, are much more interesting to me than this.
A lot of people seem to have this attitude that any post Jerry band with a guitarist who sounds remotely like Jerry sucks and any band that has a guitarist that sounds nothing like Jerry is awesome.
I'm excited to see where Joe takes this. He does not have a deadhead background so it will be fun to see what direction it goes. The only way this music survives is if there are new people and different people to listen to it. This was their 1st time out and it was really good. To compare these guys to Bob and Phil is unfair, on a GD level and a musician (bob and phil have been playing longer than these guys have been alive.) Im excited to see where the nondead backgrounds will take the music furthur.