This is the look Jerry had on his face when I, aged 12, walked into his living room to find him sitting in front of the tv, strumming an unplugged electric guitar, and hoarsely singing a Grateful Dead tune. (I just recalled he would plug into a tiny portable amplifier with headphones so HE at least could hear the guitar.) Well aware as I was that millions of Deadheads would’ve killed to be in my shoes, the scene was somehow so preposterous I couldn’t contain my laughter. Jerry didn’t mind though. I can still hear him.
Grateful Web recently had the honor of visiting with Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. While most folks are familiar with Donna Jean as the radiant co-vocalist of 1970s Grateful Dead, augmenting some of the seminal group’s most celebrated tunes such as “The Music Never Stopped,” “Cassidy,” “Mississippi Half-Step,” and “Playing in the Band,” she holds deeper roots in Americana as a 1960s session musician of the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.
FANS and KEEN x Garcia Announce Full List of Artists and Conversations for Rainforest Benefit Concert: Protect the Tongass
FANS and KEEN x Garcia present the full list of artists invited to livestream on Earth Day to raise awareness about Alaska's Tongass National Forest — the largest temperate rainforest, and one of the most carbon-storing terrestrial ecosystems on Earth. The livestream will be a totally unique experience with artist performances coming from unique spaces and iconic venues across the country.
Dead & Company just announced their return with Playing In The Sand 2022, and tonight we take a trip back to the beaches of Riviera Maya for the return of One More Saturday Night! Tonight they'll air the January 19 seaside show from Playing In The Sand 2020, so get your fruity drink and flip flops ready, the party begins at 9pm ET / 6pm PT
Dark Star Orchestra will be headlining a pair of shows at the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center as part of the Cola Concerts Series. On Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 the band will replicate a different performance from the Grateful Dead each night, playing an entire set from one of the Dead’s iconic live shows. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday, April 2 at noon. Two-night packages are available.
Co-producers Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC with Malcolm Leo and Dean Loring Gelfand of Malcolm Leo Productions are set to release an immersive film experience that focuses on the creative spirit of Jerry Garcia. “Jerry Garcia, Artist” is a documentary based on a 1987 interview directed by Leo and filmed at Front Street Studio in San Rafael, California, by the Academy Award-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter. It features Garcia speaking in his own voice directly to his audience about his music and art.