Grateful Dead

Jerry's Back, and We've Got Him!

It’s been a long, long time since there’s been a Jerry Garcia music release, but the good news is that a new day is dawning, the pipeline to the Garcia vault is open again, and we hope to offer you quality JG tunes as often as we can!, in conjunction with the recently formed Garcia Family LLC (mainly Jerry’s daughters), are pleased to announce their exclusive partnership, and to celebrate the occasion, we’re picking up right we left off—with a new addition to the popular “Pure Jerry” series. For those of you keeping score, this one is #8, and it marks the first official full release of acoustic music from Garcia and John Kahn.

The setting is the wonderful 2,000-seat Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael on February 28, 1986, the last of 12 acoustic shows John and Jerry played that winter. It’d been a solid tour, with sold-out concerts in a number of cool East Coast venues. But this was a hometown show—literally—so the air was both relaxed and festive. The twelve songs collected here on a single disc are the complete two-set show from that night, nearly 70 minutes of music; a nice blend of old folk tunes, a Dylan number and Hunter-Garcia classics. Particularly noteworthy in that last category are the epic “Bird Song” and rockin’ “Run for the Roses.” Soundboard copies of this show have not been in circulation before. 

For the complete set lists and to order, click here!

And from here on, will be your best source for news and information about our exclusive Garcia releases and merchandise so stay tuned! 


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Linder's picture
Joined: Mar 7 2009
Garcia Family LLC/

Thank-you for making these shows available. Mr. Garcia's guitar playing is the sweetest I'll hear in this lifetime. My first purchase would have to be here (LLC) and of course Buffalo 4/21/09. Grate tour!

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Joined: Dec 17 2008
Will have to take your word for it.

JacobsBest: I placed my order fir the whole set on March 23rd. Today is April 20th and my discs have not shipped. It took 3 weeks before I got the explanation from customer service that one of the shows was on backorder and I would be notified when they ship. I'm a sad panda....

Joined: Mar 1 2008
Jerr's Web-Site

Does anybody know why Jerry's website has been offline for months? Has D. Coons struck again?......Don't mean to sound too negative but these days there's always some type of legal bullshit at the center of everything she does.

By the way, really happy about this release. It is really very long overdue. Fans of the most recorded guitarist in history shouldn't have to wait so long for new material.

I guess it doesn't really matter...anyway...

Joined: Jun 21 2007

It's been to long since a Jerry cd has been put out. I'm really,really,really ''GLAD'' to see this. Thank You so much !! How about 8/7/90 @ the WARFIELD for the next PURE JERRY... ''' PLEEEEASE..''' ''IF all possible''.Thanks again,and PEACE to ALL!!!

Joined: Jun 6 2007
Jerry's health...

I actually think of early '86 as a relatively healthy time for him. He was weaning himself off of substances and in a really good mood onstage (especially with the Dead in the first half of the year), and the health issues that would lead to his near-death in the summer hadn't manifested themselves yet...

I think he sounds alert, focused and downright spunky here, especially compared to the '84 G&K shows...

Joined: Sep 18 2007
Got mine today!!

I've always loved the Garcia/Kahn shows and this one sounds great. As others have pointed out, Jerry was not in good health at this time, and some of these shows are kind of a mess to be honest. But Jerry and John seem in sync at this show and the sound is incredible. While folks have said that the first songs start off slowly, I'm loving the "Deep Elem" and "Little Sadie." Jerry's playing is very precise and the slow tempo, I think, suits his weariness at this time.

I'm looking forward to a steady stream of releases from the Garcia Family.

Jeff VanderVeen
"May the 4 winds blow you safely home."

Joined: Jun 6 2007

Actually, Jerry is NOT on "One Toke Over the Line"; common misconception....He plays steel on "Oh Mommie"

cactuswax's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
oh yeah

that's right, I forgot Jerry's all over that Tarkio Road record - I know he's on the title track, he's probably on "one toke" too.
This release sounds incredible - someone pointed out that this is a period when Jerry's in poor health and poor voice; history says that's true but you certainly wouldn't know it by listening to this. Both his voice and his playing are top notch here.

Tommo's picture
Joined: Mar 31 2008
Very, very nice

and fast delivery too ! Have had it for several days already, and it's a great show with excellent sound quality. The recording has a very strong "you're in the room" quality to it.
Also, I see a lot here about the family's estate squabbles since Jerry's passing- I wouldn't wish a contentious estate settlement process on anyone. I just hope the new arrangements are as fair and agreeable as they can be to all parties, and I'm very happy to see new Jerry releases underway !

Ziptrip's picture
Joined: Jun 23 2007
Garcia/Carousel bundle

Have others received both the Carousel Road trips and the Garcia/Khan CD? I have not received mine yet and just want to confirm that they have been sent out before pressing with more questions. (I already dropped a line to Customer Service on 3/31 but have not received a reply...)


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