In celebration of what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, the GarciaLive series continues on with perhaps their most diverse entry yet. On June 28th, Round Records/ATO will release GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11, 1974 Keystone Berkeley. The iconic guitarist was on a roll, building his rapport as a solo artist separately from the Grateful Dead for the first time since his early days as a folkie, playing dozens of gigs in California and beyond.
In the continued year-long celebration of the late Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, a special sold-out concert celebration has been announced for August 4 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11, 1974 – Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (Round Records/ATO Records) is set for release on July 28.
Hooteroll? + Plus! Featuring: Stuart Bogie (Reeds) Erik Deutsch (Keyboards) Jonathan Goldberger (Guitar) Dave Harrington (Bass) Kevin Kendrick (Vibraphone & Percussion) Jordan McClean (Trumpet) Joe Russo (Drums)
"A great rehearsal yesterday for Joe Russo Presents Hooteroll? + Plus! So excited to play this material with these unreal talents! This is going to be an amazing night. More to come soon!" JR
In a three-set, five hour night of music at the Warfield Theatre on February 25 that began with an unusual David Nelson Band performance, the current, proficient Melvin Seals and JGB turned in an fine set before giving way to special band roster, also led by monster organist Seals, but with the addition of Stu Allen on lead guitar, Oteil Burbridge on bass and 1980s-‘90s-era JGB v
The air was crackling with energy last Saturday night as fans piled into The Warfield to witness a tribute to hometown hero Jerry Garcia. The significance of the venue was certainly not lost on the audience, smiles abounding through the crowd on the floor of the theater, which provided a home-base for the Jerry Garcia Band in the 1980s and 90s. Garcia performed at the hallowed venue 88 times, and the memories of countless transcendent nights of music have seeped into the bones of the old theater.
In the fall of 1991, the Jerry Garcia Band embarked on their extensive first Fall Tour since 1984. The previous year, the iconic guitarist and bandleader hadn’t taken his band off of the West Coast. The Warfield in San Francisco stood as their home turf. While 1990 and 1991 are both revered as phenomenal performance years for both the Grateful Dead and Garcia Band, they are shrouded in loss, with the untimely deaths of keyboardist/vocalist Brent Mydland and legendary promoter Bill Graham.
On March 10, Round Records & ATO Records will release GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center, recorded in Milwaukee, WI. The two-disc set has been re-mastered from the original soundboard recordings allowing more of the warmth and vibe of the performance to shine through. GarciaLive Volume Eight is the first release in a series of archival releases set for 2017 in celebration of Jerry Garcia‘s 75th birthday on August 1. Pre-order for GarciaLive Vol.
In a surprisingly absent addition to the Jerry Garcia canon, Round Records/ATO Records are releasing the earliest known recording from the beloved multi-instrumentalist on November 11th. Three years before Garcia cofounded the American Psychedelic Rock group the Grateful Dead, the twenty-year old was exploring the American folk and roots music tradition. He had learned to play guitar and banjo in his teens and was beginning to refine his skill set as a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.