Happy Birthday Carlos Santana! Here’s Jerry and Carlos with Ruben Blades and Linda Ronstadt at an August 1989 benefit for the National Hispanic Arts, Education and Media Institute.
Keith Godchaux was born in Seattle, WA on this day in 1948. Here’s Keith as part of the Jerry Garcia Band running through “Tore Up Over You” from 7/9/77 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ #KeithGodchaux#JerryGarcia#JerryGarciaBand#JGB
The 16th annual #JerryDay will be held on August 5th, 2018 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater at McLaren Park in San Francisco and will feature performances from Melvin Seals and more! Visit jerryday.org for more info.
“July 16, 1988 - 30 Years ago Jerry sat in with Zero at the Golden Gate Park Bandshell.”- @jayblakesberg
Zero with Jerry Garcia | Golden Gate Park Bandshell | July 16th, 1988 | : Robbi Cohn
Run for the Roses, Jerry’s fourth and final studio album originally released in 1982, has been remastered and is now available on 180gram black vinyl along with individually numbered pieces of the colored vinyl remaining from Record Store Day. The album marked Melvin’s Seals’ first and only studio release with Garcia. Reserve your copy at the link in the profile. #JerryGarcia#RunForTheRoses#vinyl#rock#rockandroll#GratefulDead
It’s no stretch to say that Jerry idolized “the father of bluegrass,” mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, Bill Monroe. Born and raised in Kentucky, Bill Monroe pioneered the new American genre in the 1940’s which combined the sounds of the banjo, guitar, and mandolin. During the 1960’s, Jerry was able to meet his idol and heavily weighed auditioning to play in Bill’s legendary band, The Blue Grass Boys. Within the liner notes of Before The Dead, Jerry’s longtime collaborator Sandy Rothman recalled a hejira of sorts to Indiana, Kentucky, and the Southeast where Jerry and Sandy basked in the presence of some of their bluegrass heroes while traveling around to regional festivals and jamborees.
“Anyway, there was also an ulterior motive to go down there too, which was that we could hear a lot of bluegrass on the radio. And back in those days, when you heard bands on the radio, they were advertising where their shows were. And we did that all the way down there. We stopped and heard bands, we heard announcements of where they’d be and we’d go. Or we’d sit in motel rooms. Jerry and I sat in a motel room and watched Jim and Jesse’s TV show and taped it... I remember when the show came on and we were recording off the television and we were talking. We were like trying not to talk, but there’d be such great bluegrass and we’d be saying ‘Oh, man did you hear that!’ And I just know that’s on that tape. Taping a TV set with Jerry’s Wollensak sitting on the edge of a bed in a motel room...There was regional bluegrass TV around there. It was all exotic to us that you could turn on the TV in a little town in Alabama and watch live Reno and Smiley or live Jim and Jesse or Flatt and Scruggs or something like that. Or the Osborne Brothers.” - Sandy Rothman #JerryGarcia#Bluegrass#BillMonroe#GratefulDead#Nashville
GarciaLive Volume Six is July's album of the month at @GarciaFamilyProvisions and features a Betty Cantor-Jackson recording of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders’ July 5th, 1973 performance at the 200 person capacity Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, CA. Highlights include “She’s Got Charisma” -> “That’s Alright, Mama”, "After Midnight" "Someday Baby" and more! Link in profile. #JerryGarcia#MerlSaunders#GratefulDead