“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
#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
“June began on Thursday, and the Grateful Dead were in town, and, despite some rumble rumors from the Puerto Ricans, the prospects for peace looked promising. A happy, scruffy parade of 80 marched down St. Mark's Place, complete with police escort, to present the Dead with a white carnation key to the East Village, graciously accepted by Pigpen. And the Tompkins Square bandshell rocked with San Francisco glory until a noise complaint was lodged in the late afternoon. Rather than tune down, the Dead turned off.” - The Village Voice | 📷 #2: Meyer Liebowitz/ @nytimes
“Guilty as charged and of course every Dead Head loved it. This is Backstage at Cal Expo in Sacramento on August 5, 1989. Because it was a Rex benefit, Jerry and Bobby made themselves available for a press and photo op, and Jerry was in such a good mood that when a reporter handed him the bumper sticker, he posed with it.” - words/📷 by @susanamillman
#GratefulDead | May 24th, 1970 | Newcastle-under-Lyme | 📷: Grateful Dead Online Archive
The savings continue At @garciafamilyprovisions: save 20% storewide through Monday with code: SUNSHINE 🌞 Link in profile.
Kick off summer and save 20% storewide at @GarciaFamilyProvisions through 5/27 with code: SUNSHINE 🌞 Link in profile.
Almost Acoustic is back on the presses! Reserve your copy of the 2xLP Purple 180gram Vinyl from @GarciaFamilyProvisions at the link in the profile or hit up your favorite local record store on May 31st!
#GratefulDead | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds | May 18th, 1968 | 📷: J.R. Ficarra
#GratefulDead | UC – Santa Barbara | May 20th, 1973 | 📷: Bob Marks
Celebrating the inimitable Wavy Gravy, pictured below at Electric On The Eel, who was born in East Greenbush, NY on this day in 1936!
#GratefulDead w/ @brucehornsbymusic | Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA | May 11th, 1991 | 📷: Robbi Cohn
#GratefulDead | University of Nevada – Reno | May 12th, 1974 | 📷: Bob Marks
Jerry Garcia X @streetplantbrand skateboards inspired by Tiger, Wolf, and Rosebud are available direct from Street Plant just in time for summer. Link in profile. 🛹🐅🐺🌹
“May 9, 1987 - 32 years ago today, we spent the day seeing the Grateful Dead at Laguna Seca. When the sun went down, they let us all back in so we could be part of the filming of the Touch of Grey video shoot! Magical days where we danced with our friends and life was oh so very simple without cellphones!!! We always found each other...” - @jayblakesberg
#GratefulDead | Frost Amphitheatre – Palo Alto, CA | May 7th, 1989 | 📷: Kirsten Michel
“The shows were a co-production of Bill Graham Presents and the Hog Farm family, which lent them an air of familiarity not always present in the urban setting Jerry usually played in. There were the usual BGP staff coordinating the production, advertising, permitting and security, and there was the Hog Farm providing concessions, catering, campground coordination, tie-dyes, and a whole lot of playful fun. The combination made for an electric time in the woods of Northern California, providing the Dead Heads a place where they could frolic in the river with the redwoods close by, directly in the heart of the Emerald Triangle.” - Bob Barsotti, BGP Producer and Hog Farm family member
#GratefulDead | The Ark – Boston, MA | April 22nd, 1969 | Photo: Peter Simon
Continuing the Bicycle Day fun with four special foil print variants by @gigartsf. Each variant is printed in hand-numbered edition of 25 and signed by the artist. Variants will be released tomorrow, April 23rd at Noon ET via @GarciaFamilyProvisions. Due to the small number of prints available, there will be a strict limit of 1 print per customer. Learn more at the link in the profile.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 76 years since Dr. Hofmann’s wide-eyed ride! This year we asked Gregg Gordon at @gigartsf to create a print celebrating the occasion — and the indelible influence Hofmann’s “problem child” had on Garcia. We hope you love it as much as we do! 500 prints signed & number by the artist are up now at @garciafamilyprovisions at the link in the profile. Happy Bicycle Day! 🚲
@GarciaFamilyProvisions will celebrate Bicycle Day, Dr. Albert Hoffman’s famous wide-eyed ride on April 19th, with a new limited edition print designed by Gregg Gordon at GIGART. Prints are signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 500 and measure 18”x18”. Learn more at the link in the profile. "When I was asked to create this Bicycle Day print, I knew that I wanted to make something psychedelic, colorful and strong. I wanted to juxtapose different images that would relate to Jerry, Bicycle Day, and LSD. I illustrated Jerry as the main focal point surrounded by elements such as a bicycle, stripe patterns from his Cats Under The Stars album, the shapes created by the mind bending liquid light shows, a tiger in reference to his main guitar which is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year, roses and more. One last detail was that I imagined Jerry having an out of body experience on LSD, so I drew him up in the corner watching himself in the moment." - Gregg Gordon / @gigartsf
Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of Electric on the Eel: August 10th, 1991 at Record Store Day! We’re sorry there weren’t more to go around but we’re truly blown away by all the excitement. If you missed out, we have good news! We’re putting the wheels in motion on a new pressing to be made available ASAP. The new pressing will be on blue 180gram vinyl with the updated cover art shown here. Stay tuned for more info!
Hit the golden road this summer with Garcia handprint and Tiger keychains at @GarciaFamilyProvisions. Link in profile.
Happy Birthday Jack Casady! 📷: Peter Risley
#GratefulDead | Golden Gate Park | April 9th, 1967 | 📷: Grateful Dead Online Archive
Dive into @AppleMusic’s Jerry Garcia Essentials playlist to hear "And It Stoned Me" from Electric On The Eel and more cuts through the years! Link in profile. ⚡️🐍
Who’s ready for the first ever live JGB vinyl release on April 13th for @recordstoredayus? ⚡️🐍
”No one's noticed, but the band's all packed and gone. Was it ever here at all?” | Looking back on the Dead’s Cameron Indoor Stadium show at Duke on this day in 1982. On this night, Jerry and Phil would swap sides, solidifying the stage set up for the rest of the band’s existence.
On Eric Clapton’s birthday, we’re spinning “See What Love Can Do” and “Lay Down Sally” from Electric On The Eel! ⚡️ #Pigpentshirt
Favorite #ElectricOnTheEel cd so far? ⚡️🐍
#GratefulDead | Capital Centre | Landover, MD | March 18th, 1993 | 📷: James Vita
Support your local indie record store to get the Acoustic on the Eel bonus disc (now only available at storefronts) ⚡️ | 📷: @vintagevinylnj
This weekend only: score a free pint glass when you spend $50 or more at @GarciaFamilyProvisions. garciafamilyprovisions.com
@spotify has curated a new playlist of essential Garcia tracks spanning all the years combined including new selections from Electric on the Eel. Follow at the link in the profile. ⚡️
Listening for the secret, searching for the sound | Happy Birthday Phil Lesh!
Electric on the Eel is out today! This release has truly been years in the making and we are grateful to the many fans and friends who contributed toward the final collection. We hope that the music will rekindle fond memories for those who made the trek to French’s Camp and that the unfamiliar ear will find inspiration from the Jerry Garcia Band at one of their creative peaks. Link in profile. ⚡️
Electric On The Eel is out tomorrow! One of our favorite parts about putting together this release was reading through fan accounts of the shows. Jon Hill recalls his summer trips to the Eel as included in the liner notes, “I drove over from Chico, where I was attending Chico State, to see the '87 show. Hot day, great show, great time. Sorry but that's all I remember about that one. For the '89 show, I was going to school at HSU. I threw my bike on the bus which I took to Scotia. I then rode my bike the rest of the way. A beautiful bike ride along the avenue of the giants. I camped along the banks of the Eel River. The day of the show was warm and beautiful. I remember people swimming in the river, some of them naked. The people were the same people I would see at all the many Dead shows I'd attend; happy, friendly and nice. One strange but clear memory I have is of standing in the audience watching Jerry play and then looking to my side and seeing a family, 2 adults and 1 or 2 children, completely naked and covered from head to toe in mud. I remember that the show was fantastic and Jerry played brilliantly. I'd seen quite a few Jerry shows before these shows but these were definitely special. This was Jerry in the redwoods along the majestic Eel River.”