An artist from childhood who was painting in oils by the age of seventeen, Jerry Garcia in his youth thought of himself as “an artist who played music,” Throughout the years of his prodigious musical output he continued drawing and painting.
This summer marks the return of the much-anticipated Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes. The highly acclaimed fourth tour has just added two new dates in New York City and New Jersey to the previously announced seven performances. Curated by the Garcia family, the celebration will feature Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter’s timeless original compositions and interpretations of songs that became standards at Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead concerts.
While the San Francisco Bay Area might have some mighty fine music venues in the present, there are fewer that remain from the city’s bright musical past. One of the few that’s stood the test of time is The Warfield. Right off of Market Street, adjacent to downtown’s Tenderloin neighborhood, it’s hard to tell the insides majesty from the somewhat seedy exterior.
Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes announces two dates so far for this summer. Boston Pops Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart with join Warren Haynes for two special shows: July 1st, 2016 - Lennox, MA at Tanglewood Music Center & August 1st, 2016 - Morrison, CO @ Re
2015 was a pivotal year for the Grateful Dead. Various important concert events marked the band’s 50-year landmark. Even more remarkable was the overwhelming fan and academic support by way of undeniably canonical releases. The finest tribute to the Dead’s late guitarist and beloved bandleader Jerry Garcia arrived a few weeks ago from one of the band’s most esteemed insiders.
On Wednesday, December 2nd The Fillmore in San Francisco will host two very special guests in conversation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead. Publicist, historian, and author of A Long Strange Trip, Dennis McNally will be joined by Trixie Garcia. The two will discuss McNally’s newest compilation Jerry on Jerry, a previously unpublished archive of interviews between McNally with Grateful Dead guitarist and cultural icon Jerry Garcia.