Fantasy Records in conjunction with JamBase will be giving away 6 of the Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia Keystone Companions box sets.
By Blair Jackson
Something very cool is happening in Marin County. At Bob Weir’s TRI Studios and Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads—a few miles apart in San Rafael—a wave of new, younger musicians has been hooking up with the old guard and reimagining the GD’s repertoire in new and exciting ways.
An era has ended
And here we are...still.All these years,
“Talk to me, David…you should talk to me a little bit in my solo…” Garcia was asking me to converse with him musically during the guitar solo he’d been playing after the first verse of Blue Yodel #9, the Jimmie Rodgers classic that we had never played together before.
“To honor the Grateful Dead’s wishes, I’d like to have a moment – a moment of silence – for somebody who brought a lot of love to the world, our dear departed brother, Jerry Garcia.”
In the time since Jer shuffled off his sorry old meat and flew away, I have found myself incapable of writing about it, or even talking about it very much.
To all our very dear friends everywhere,
Your many kind letters and calls have eased our sorrow during this difficult time. To everyone who wrote to us or sent us your wonderful, compassionate healing energy, we thank you and hope these words can serve as a return communication to the many we know are sharing this loss with us.
I remember laughing so hard I got the hiccups. Of course, that might have had something to do with the big sticky buds, but we were a pair of odd ducks anyway, and we cracked each other up a lot.
Jerry, Phil Mickey, and Bill all came to Wally Heider’s many nights when I was recording “If I Could Only Remember My Name.” So much fun, so MUCH music…
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday and Grateful Dead legacy
Bill Kreutzmann appearance and weekend celebration of special events surrounding Grateful Dead exhibit powered by McIntosh