On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 the Rex Foundation will release 15 tracks from Run for the Roses – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and The Jerry Garcia Band. Recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco, this special live album features gifted musicians performing new and tribute renditions of long-favorite songs.
Grateful Web'sDylan Muhlberg had an opportunity to talk to Ken Hays, founder of Gathering of the Vibes festival. Ken discussed the impetus for creating Vibes back in 1996, the current status of the jamband scene, why Vibes is such a family friendly fest. and Ken gives a hint on who we can expect from this year's Vibes...
There's a lot to be said for just dropping off the grid. I'm not talking 'move to a desert island' kind of grid dropping.. But the temporary, and temporal sort; where one's mind, body and spirit can take a break from the burdens of life. Genuine rejuvenation. It's the reason vacations were invented, I'm sure. But not every vacation truly is one; especially these days.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum curator Howard Kramer discusses one of Jerry Garcia's most famous guitars, Rosebud, which Garcia played as a member of the Grateful Dead. The guitar is among the Grateful Dead artifacts featured in the Rock Hall's "Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip," opening April 12, 2012. The Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 1994.
By fall of 1994 the Grateful Dead scene was growing unmanageably large. Even large mainstay venues that the boys have been performing at for decades were too small anymore. The performance that used to be a not-so well-kept secret had grown to sell out the largest football and soccer stadiums.