Trixie at Fenway Park for Jerry Day! ⚾️⚡️💀🌹
29 years ago tonight!⚡️
Jerry and Tiger at Frost Amphitheater 🐅 | April, 1988 | 📷: Sameh Tawfik
Thank you @jerrydaysf! Thank you city of SF for keeping the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre name!
Electric on the Eel: August 10th, 1991 is out today on vinyl! Link in profile. ⚡️
August 1st has come again. Here we are, still together, and still smiling after all these years. This continuing good vibe is the purest positive testament to a man that gave everything he was to music. As deeply flawed as he could be, and always a shining conduit of that elusive cosmic energy, he lived his life with curiosity, humor, and fire. We are all custodians and managers of his joyful work, with one agenda, to spread inclusion and grins amongst the entire human race. No matter the politics, or the religion of the ears that hear the songs. When our family started handling his legacy, we were told time and time again that there were only a few years left before people would move on. We never believed that. You all have kept the creative fire and musical conversation going. There is no greater monument than this. May he rest in humor and gentle peace. All my best, Annabelle
The City of San Francisco will host a community celebration in honor of Jerry’s 77th birthday this Thursday at 5pm on the corner of Amazon and Mission near Jerry’s childhood home! There will be a celebration afterwards at Dark Horse Inn with live music, food and drinks beginning at 6pm.
A sweltering but joyous day at French’s Camp on August 10th, 1991. Take a trip back to the Eel River with the official release of the show available on vinyl this Friday August 2nd! Link in profile. 📷: Susana Millman
Electric on the Eel: August 10th, 1991 is out this Friday! Like and comment with your favorite JGB tune for a chance to win the release from Round Records! (Pre-order link in profile) ⚡️
“The closer this night, as was it at so many other Garcia Band shows, is Peter Rowan’s 'Midnight Moonlight,' a spunky lyrically opaque, country hodown, first played by Garcia in the bluegrass band, Old And In The Way in 1973 (where Rowan sang lead on it), and a staple of Jerry’s solo groups from 1976 on. It always got the crowd smiling and singing and dancing, which is ultimately what this band is all about. It sent folks home happy and content, and ideally it will have that same effect on people hearing this slice of prime, late-era Garcia this many years down the road.” – Blair Jackson in the liner notes of GarciaLive Volume 11. Pre-order link in profile. 📸: @minkinphotography
Did you catch the JGB on their final east coast tour in 1993? Share your memories below.
Bay Area heads! Don’t miss out on the 17th annual Jerry Day celebration on August 4th in San Francisco’s McLaren Park. Enjoy performances from Melvin Seals & JGB, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, and more! More info at jerryday.org
“Teach Your Children” | July 16th, 1990
“John Kahn once told me he couldn’t remember where he heard the R&B inflected version of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” that inspired him to suggest Garcia sing it. Whatever the origin the Garcia Band truly made this song their own – a great showcase for Garcia’s guitar playing, luscious group harmonies, and masterful drum fills from the always reliable and frequently imaginative David Kemper.” – Blair Jackson in the liner notes of GarciaLive Volume 11 | 📷: @minkinphotography
We’re sorry to have been informed of the passing of the legendary Bill Vitt, drummer for the Garcia/Saunders band amongst other projects in the Bay Area. Here is an Annie Liebovitz photo of Bill pictured with John Kahn from the back cover of Keystone Encores.
The lazy, hazy temps of August are just around the corner which means Electric On The Eel: August 10th, 1991 will celebrate another trip around the sun! The 4 180gm vinyl set will soon ship from @GarciaFamilyProvisions and will be available at your local record shop on August 2nd. Reserve your copy at the link in the profile.
Celebrate Jerry Day at Fenway Park on August 6th with special edition t-shirts available with ticket purchase + a special pre-game performance by the Terrapin Band! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rex Foundation. More info at redsox.com/jerryday ⚾️
#GratefulDead | Ventura County Fairgrounds | July 17th, 1982 | Photo: Rob Prushan
So Many Roads..
“As with most JGB shows, there is incredible variety to the song choices at the Civic show. It opens with ‘Cats Under The Stars’ which I always viewed as a sort of theme song for the group – after all, it’s about a band layin’ it down funky onstage night after the night. It had the power to instantly turn whatever venue the JGB was playing, larger or small, into a sweaty nightclub, and it gave Melvin and Jerry a chance to do some crunchy unison riffing right out of the gate, while Gloria and Jackie soared above them.” - Blair Jackson in the liner notes of GarciaLive Volume 11 | Pre-order link in profile | 📷: @minkinphotography
Happy 4th! Enjoy savings at @garciafamilyprovisions through July 5th! garciafamilyprovisions.com
I'm Uncle Sam/that's who I am Been hidin' out/in a rock and roll band 🇺🇸
Tune in to @dgans53’s Grateful Dead hour on the @SiriusXM Grateful Dead channel this week to hear selections from GarciaLive Volume 11 (out July 12th)! more info at gdhour.com
Turn on the bright lights..
#GratefulDead | June 23rd, 1990 | Autzen Stadium – Eugene, Oregon | 📷: Bruce Gregory
Just two weeks until the release of the 11th installment of GarciaLive on July 12th featuring the JGB’s 11/11/93 show at Providence Civic Center on their final east coast run! Pre-order your copy to get a closer look at Blair Jackson’s expert liner notes. Link in profile.
@rscountry shares “Simple Twist Of Fate” from GarciaLive Volume 11 out July 12th! Listen at the link in the profile. “In Garcia’s hands, Dylan’s dusty folk tune, originally found on 1975’s Blood on the Tracks, gets reimagined as a patient, celestial ballad. In between verses, Garcia delivers colorfully melodic guitar runs, accented by twinkling keyboard fills from steadfast collaborator Melvin Seals. Around the seven-minute mark the bandleader cedes the spotlight to bassist John Kahn, who rumbles through an extended improvisational solo more typically found in a jazz club than an arena rock show.”
June 19th, 1993 w/ Sting at Soldier Field | 📷: Robbi Cohn
We were truly blown away by all the excitement around Electric on the Eel: August 10th, 1991 during Record Store Day in April! With that, Round Records is delighted to announce the release of a new pressing on August 2nd! Unlike the Record Store Day version, the 4-LP 180gm set is pressed in an open edition and presented with a new blue and orange color scheme on the packaging while still featuring an etching derived from Thos Chapman’s original show poster on Side H and an MP3 download of the mastered audio. Ahead of its August 2nd release date, Electric on the Eel: August 10th, 1991 is now available for pre-order at @GarciaFamilyProvisions. Link in profile.
Just a few more weeks until the release of GarciaLive Volume 11 which features previously uncirculated soundboard recordings from the JGB’s 11/11/93 show in Providence, RI! Celebrate with new official posters and tees at @GarciaFamilyProvisions! Link in profile.
Happy Solstice! Save 15% storewide at @garciafamilyprovisions through 6/23 w/ code: SUMMER. Link in profile. 🌞⚡️💀🌹
Jerry’s second solo album, Compliments, which was released in June 1974 is the June album of the month at @GarciaFamilyProvisions and available on cd and vinyl at a discounted rate! Apart from the Garcia/Hunter penned, “Midnight Town”, the album is consisted of covers including “What Goes Around” by the late great Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack. Link in profile.
“March-May 1989: Thirty years ago, as the AIDS crisis exploded in San Francisco and across the nation, promoter Bill Graham (photo 4) and big-name musicians — including Jerry Garcia (1 and 6), Huey Lewis (2), John Fogerty (3), blues great Charles Brown (5) and more — put on a week of Bay Area shows to raise money to fight the disease. “I’ve lost some friends to AIDS. This is an emotional issue for me,” Garcia said at a news conference announcing In Concert Against AIDS. The Chronicle sent critics and photographers to some of the shows, and a recent search of the newspaper’s archive turned up lots of concert shots from these special gigs — almost all previously unpublished.” - @sfchronicle_vault ~ 📷: Scott Sommerdorf, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Mike Maloney
“As fate would have it, this was the final East Coast swing for the JGB – all their shows in ’94 and ’95 (Jerry’s final JGB show was 4/23/95) were in California, except for one in Arizona and one in Nevada. So it’s nice to have this release as a document of that last big JGB tour. And it’s a cool coincidence that GarciaLive Volume 11 is a show played on 11/11! Cosmic, man!” – Blair Jackson in the liner notes of GarciaLive Volume 11 | 📷: James R. Anderson
#GratefulDead | June 13th, 1993 | Rich Stadium – Buffalo, NY | 📷: Joe Traver
“Cats on the bandstand Give 'em each a big hand” | New 100% organic GarciaLive Volume 11 tees are live at @GarciaFamilyProvisions! Link in profile. 🐅
#GratefulDead | Giants Stadium | June 6th, 1993 | 📷: Douglas Carver
Sending birthday wishes to our friend David Nelson who was born in Seattle, WA on this day in 1943! Here’s David with Jerry in October, 1987 in NYC as part of the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. The band’s performances from the Wiltern and Warfield shows in December of that year are featured on Almost Acoustic which was recently re-pressed by Round Records on 2xLP purple 180gram vinyl and are available at your local record store or @GarciaFamilyProvisions. Link in profile. 📷: A. Estrada
Dr. John at Electric On The Eel, 1991 | 📷: Matt Chick
Jerry Garcia and John Kahn w/ Dr. John | The Beacon Theatre | April 21st, 1982 | 📷: @minkinphotography | Listen to their performance of “Goodnight Irene” at the link in the profile. 🎶🌙
#GratefulDead | Harder Stadium, University of California – Santa Barbara | June 4th, 1978 | 📷: Steve Schneider