The 10th anniversary of the Grateful Garcia Gathering, and Jerry Garcia's 71st birthday celebrations starts August 1st-4th in Black River Falls Wi. Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band w/ Terrapin Flyer, and guitarist Dave A'Bear (JGB). Our very special guests "Brian Lesh & Ross James", and Sanjay Mishra & Friends! Late Nite w/ Old Shoe, and Not Quite Dead! Mike Lawson emcee, and performing in between sets.
The Grateful Dead may have wrapped up the final show of the first leg of their 1978 Spring Tour in a town called Normal, but this night was anything but! Yes, on this fine evening, the Rhythm Devils shook the room with an exotic tribal assault. Bob found his groove with the slide guitar, contrasting nicely with Keith's block chording, Phil's thundering and swooping bass-lines, Jerry's articulated leads.
On a blistering summer day in 1972, the Grateful Dead took the stage on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore. for what would become one of the most legendary concerts of the band's storied history. Join us this summer when we screen the previously unreleased concert film "Sunshine Daydream" as part of our now annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies.
Tonight is the official grand opening of Garcia's - The Capitol Theatre lobby bar named in Jerry's honor - in Port Chester, NY! Beginning tonight, Garcia's will be open 7 days a week offering live music and a selection of memorabilia from the Garcia Family including Jerry's banjo, his Terrapin Station gold record, live photos and select pieces of Jerry's artwork.
Studio album purists might have a sound argument when it comes to certain rock acts, but few Deadheads would ever argue that the quality of the Grateful Dead's studio work superseded their live recordings. Most of their studio albums we’re muddled down by the likes of Warner Brothers, big time L.A. record executives that wanted a four minute track, or just poor planning and execution. Only the Terrapin Station studio suite superseded its live performance.
While every state has their bevy of Grateful Dead cover bands, Colorado is proud to put Shakedown Street at the top of their list. Playing shows all over the Front Range and Rocky Mountains, they’ve built themselves into the beloved act they are today. Even Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra plays with members on occasion when jamming around Colorado.
JerryGarcia.com is pleased to announce a Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration has been added at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 30th! Warren Haynes and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra are the featured performers. A limited number of tickets are available beginning NOW at http://garciaorchestra.tickets.musictoday.com
This is Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web here with legendary organ and piano man Melvin Seals. Melvin has been a strong presence in American Rock and Soul music for well over thirty years. He was tapped by Jerry Garcia to join his band in 1980 and remained a member for the rest of the band's thirteen-year tenure. We are so thrilled to have you with us, Melvin.