Archive for the 'Jerry Garcia' Category

Friday, July 21st, 2017

August 1st – in celebration of Jerry Garcia’s 75th Birthday – Aquarium Drunkard & The Jerry Garcia Family Present: Grateful Shred & Friends, live at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Tickets: HERE. w/ Delicate Steve ++ King Tuff ++ William Tyler ++ Emmett Kelly ++ Eric Johnson ++ Jenny O ++ Omar Velasco ++ […]

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

“My name is Jerry Garcia. I play banjo on the old-timey songs and guitar on the bluegrass songs. And do a lot of lead singing too. Which I am not proud of.” With a bit of self-deprecation and a guffaw we pay witness to the earliest known studio artifacts of Jerry Garcia. A scant 20 […]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

1973 was a transitional year for Jerry Garcia. Along with his duties in the Grateful Dead, who were begrudgingly careening into celebrity, he could also be found hanging out (and keeping his chops) in Bay Area music clubs for pick-up jam sessions. Two groups formed out of these communal hangs – the first being the […]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

As the jolly Captain Trips once mused: ‘All goods things in all good time’. As such, Heads around the world tuned in and took notice when the GarciaLive series made it’s roaring return with the back to back flashbacks, volumes six and seven. Both elegantly recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson (aka Betty Boards) they capture Jerry […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

GarciaLive Volume Four: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran’s Hall In late 1974 the Grateful Dead were battening down the hatches and taking refuge from the storm of popularity that had pushed them into larger venues, stage setups and crews. As the age old saying goes ‘more money, more problems’. Jerry had slinked away to the comforts […]

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Rhino Records (who I consult for) asked me to contribute to their upcoming series of posts/playlists centered around what would be Garcia’s 70th birthday, August, 1st. My piece goes live later this week and centers on what, if forced to choose, would be my favorite year in the band’s long trajectory — 1972. The year […]

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

I don’t know if it’s the weather, an act of habit or a touch of both but I often find myself returning to Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia’s Live At The Keystone discs this time of year. A truly soulful pairing, I once heard their union described as something akin “to going to church,” and […]