What happens when the world’s two leading bands carrying the torch of the Jerry Garcia Band experience unite into one unstoppable force? This was the scene at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, California as Garcia Band alum and current JGB frontman Melvin Seals joined California’s own Jerry’s Middle Finger for a sold-out Saturday evening Drive-in concert on November 14.
This will be the first time Rob Eaton & John Kadlecik have played together since John K left Dark Star Orchestra to play with Furthur in Fall 2009!
Susana Millman is petite, quiet, and a long-time member of the G.D. family, so when she got serious about photography and began shooting events backstage and away from shows….no one minded. As a result, her book Alive with the Dead / A Fly on the Wall with a Camera, self-published in 2016, was stuffed with shots from places most Dead photographers couldn’t go—Bob Weir’s wedding, a party at Mickey Hart’s house with Jerry, Governor Jerry Brown, and the Gyuto Monks, and lots more. Unsurprisingly, it was a huge hit, and traveling around the country meeting hundreds of ‘heads and selling it was enormously satisfying.
Welcome to Virgin Islands Shakedown! There is light at the end of 2020...Join us for an exclusive 100 person, socially distanced event in paradise!
There will be 4 shows and lots of extra fun with Shred Is Dead at The Windmill Bar in St. John, USVI and all over the island.
Dreams do come true!! Be there!!
We hope you all had as spectacular of an Halloween as possible under the, ah... current circumstances. I'll be doing a special all-Grateful Dead livestream performance tonight on YouTube at 7:15p EST in honor of the "Day of the Dead" and the 50th anniversary of the release of American Beauty!
The classic is finally here! And we've spit-shined and polished it to perfection with newly remastered audio and a previously unreleased concert, to boot. The three-CD set features all the glory of the original AMERICAN BEAUTY studio album and the complete 2/18/71 show from the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show has been mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by GRAMMY ® Award-winning engineer David Glasser, with speed correction and tape restoration by Plangent Processes. Come and git it!
ESPN will air the film “Fire On The Mountain” by Chris Benchetler, with the addition of rare behind the scenes footage, on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET. Narrated by Hall of Fame basketball player and ESPN sportscaster Bill Walton, with music supervision by David Lemieux, audiovisual archivist and legacy manager for the Grateful Dead. The short film features some of action sports’ most legendary athletes: snowboarding’s Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, surfing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler.
Holistic Industries, one of the leading private multi-state cannabis operators in the U.S., today announced the availability of Garcia Hand Picked (GHP), a collection of cannabis products and merchandise created in partnership with the Garcia family to honor the legacy of Jerry Garcia. Garcia Hand Picked will be available in select dispensaries in California starting in mid-November 2020 with plans to expand into additional states in 2021.
That the Grateful Dead’s music has remained a source of joy and inspiration for an ever-growing audience now 25 years after the passing of Jerry Garcia is simply one of life’s modern mysteries. But the endurance of the band’s Rex Foundation, still making charitable grants and effecting change—that’s a miracle. The band was its sole source of income, but in the years since Garcia, other bands, along with Dead Heads themselves, have stepped forward to celebrate and suppor