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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gdhead77's picture
Joined: Jul 13 2007
Really great to see these back in motion

This is great and a really nice choice as some of Jerry's acoustic shows were fabulous and looking forward to the crystal clear sound. Keep them coming and if you can do digital downloads as well that is always appreciated... Looking for a rare, not circulating, amazing show to release... Check out 2/13/80 Palace Theatre, Albany.... Would love to see that one make its way to our ears... Its a classic!


Coconut Phil's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
The time to jam has arrived.

Man, been waiting on more Pure Jerry for a long time. Glad they got the greed under control and will get some music out to the fans. I'll bet Jerry's Vault has some real gold hiding in it. Please keep it coming, see you in Greensboro. Jam on.

Coconut Phil, living Free.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
One more thing

Meant to ask, are these Pure Jerry releases in HDCD?

Eric Abrahamson's picture
Joined: Jul 28 2007

How do you know if it's PURE Jerry?

Eric Abrahamson
Yale University
Pierson '71
P.O. Box 1112
Berkeley, CA 94701
510-809-1369 x6149

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Great new release, and thanks especially for offering discounts for early orders. Nice to know loyal customers are appreciated!

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007

to all who have helped to revive the Pure Jerry series and rescue the back catalogue.

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Jerry's Back

and we are all glad. Especially glad to have the back catalog available again.

Keep them coming!

SaintSteveg's picture
Joined: Nov 19 2008
tears in my eyes joy in my heart

I miss that man so much.

I already ordered the CD (along with the '68 Carousel show), but I'm listening to the samples online and this is like nothing I've ever heard. It is like he's sitting right next to me, which I didn't expect to experience until I get to heaven. Thanks for the taste.

Great release!

Joined: Jun 7 2007
Bird Song

Check out the Bird Song. Wow. Simply wow. When I saw this release announced I thought it looked a bit...odd or unusual or something. Just not what I expected. Having heard the Bird Song I'm pretty tempted to get it. Not bad for a sick, exhausted guy with just an acoustic guitar.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Does this mean that Jerry's daughters will share in the $ ?

And not just 'the estate'. That makes this offering even more attractive.

The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.


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