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Jerry Garcia Stories

VIDEO | Jerry Garcia's Only Solo Performance As A Member Of Grateful Dead

Jerry Garcia peformed thousands of shows with the Grateful Dead, hundreds more with various configuration of the Jerry Garcia Band, and when you throw in NPRS, Garcia / Grisman, Old & In The Way, and duo gigs with John Kahn, he was thankfully no stranger to the stage.But solo and acoustic Jerry was rare indeed....

Stream / Download / Video | Joe Russo's Hooteroll+ @ Capitol Theatre 4/7/17

 A post shared by Ron Cohen ???? (@ronthedrummer1) on Apr 8, 2017 at 6:54am PDTWho better to lead to recreate a landmark collaborative album between a guitar and keyboard player than a drummer?When that drummer is Joe Russo -- mastermind bandleader behind Joe Russo's Almost Dead, an ensemble that recontextualizes not only Grateful Dead music, but...

Fifteen Chicago Area Theaters To Host Special Grateful Dead Movie Screening 4/20/17

You may have seen the The Grateful Dead Movie before, but in honor of it's 40th anniversary, it's being packaged like never before.Fifteen Chicago area theaters and about 500 nation wide will particpate in the annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies on April, 20th.The Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast-directed film, was filmed...

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

Stream Or Download | The Dead Play Chuck Berry

Creative archive.org user Eyesoftheworld94 has uploaded another notable collection to the site with the recent news..While the Dead themselves only performed four different Berry songs publicly, he's included a soundcheck take on "Thirty Days" from 12/12/73 and selections from various solo and special projects -- Jerry Garcia Band, Kingfish, Mother...

AUDIO | Jerry Garcia Band @ Campbell Hall 2/5/77

1977 would turn out to be a landmark year for the Grateful Dead, but Jerry Garcia started the year gigging with Keith and Donna, John Kahn and Ron Tutt with the Garcia Band in the months before the Dead's epic Spring Tour.In fact, JGB hit UC Santa Barbara just a few weeks before...

Milwaukee '91 Show To Be Released As GarciaLive Vol 8

On March 10th, the first in a series of releases commemorating Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday (August 1, 2017) will be released to the public with an impressive array of options.  Packages available include T-shirts and posters as well as the show from November 23, 1991 in MIlwaukee in both physical and digital media.The show itself, featuring...

Grateful Dead Hotline Message 8/9/95

There is something joyous and affirming that takes place as Deadheads celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday and the "Days Between" each year -- sharing memories and music that has enriched in so many ways. But the mood can't help but turn slightly melancholy as the impact of August 9th sets in towards the end of...

Notes From The Jazz Underground | Annual Jerry Edition

This week's Notes from the Jazz Underground is based on the playlist from the August 4th broadcast.That means it fell right in the middle of The Days Between aka Jerry Week aka The Eight Day Week, and that's an excuse for NFTJU host Paul Abella to dive headlong into the music of the...

Jerry Garcia Catalog To Be Made Available To Stream & Download

It's always great to celebrate Jerry's birthday.  But today, things just got a little sweeter.The greatest gap left on streaming services has just been filled.  According to the Jerry Garcia family, his studio and live legacy will now be available on streaming services.Today, August 1, 2016, marks what would have been...