David Hardy Lemieux
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Audio and video archivist
Record producer
Legacy manager
Associated actsGrateful Dead
David Lemieux at Soldier Field in Chicago prior to the final Fare Thee Well concert in 2015
David Lemieux at Soldier Field in Chicago prior to the final Fare Thee Well concert in 2015

David Hardy Lemieux (born November 8, 1970) is an audio and film archivist. He is a Grammy, Juno, and Gemini Award voting member. He is the audiovisual archivist and legacy manager for the Grateful Dead.[1]


Lemieux is originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and was educated at Carleton University in Ottawa (BA in history), Concordia University in Montreal (BFA in film studies)[2] and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK (MA in film archiving).

Grateful Dead

He has been working as the Grateful Dead's audiovisual archivist and CD/DVD producer since September 1999. He was put in charge of the Grateful Dead's vault after the August 1999 passing of original Grateful Dead tape archivist Dick Latvala. With his producing partner, and long-time Grateful Dead studio engineer, Jeffrey Norman, Lemieux has produced scores of Grateful Dead CD and DVD releases since 2000. The Dave's Picks series is titled after Lemieux.[3] He has also produced several CD releases by Jerry Garcia.

Lemieux hosts a daily radio show on The Grateful Dead Channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Channel 23)/Dish Network (Channel 6023), Today in Grateful Dead History, in which he selects a segment of music from that day in the Grateful Dead's history and explains its historical context and other information relating to the selection.


Lemieux is also the editor of the Association of Moving Image Archivists' quarterly Newsletter. He is on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Film Festival in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he has been on the programming committee since 2003, and for which he writes film notes for the festival's official programme guide.


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  1. ^ Paumgarten, Nick (2012-11-26). "Deadhead". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  2. ^ Debbie Hum, "The Music Makers" Archived 2014-03-18 at the Wayback Machine, Concordia University Magazine, June 2004.
  3. ^ Eisen, Benjy (October 24, 2011). "Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux Announces New Live Series", Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 28, 2014.