About 40 years after joining the original Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals & JGB delivered on December 20 two solid sets at a private, socially distanced performance. The gathering of a few dozen folks, mostly masked, took place on a bright, sunny afternoon in the small Sierra Nevada foothill community of Auburn, Calif. That the improbable, COVID-era show happened all was thanks to the tireless efforts of local concert impresario Scott Holbrook and his Keep Smilin’ Promotions.
Acclaimed reggae-rock group Roots of Creation is proud to release their acoustic version of the Grateful Dead’s “Standing on the Moon,” marking the song’s 30th anniversary. The accompanying music video features live liquid light artist Brain Davidson, giving the stripped down song a nod to its psychedelic roots.
Out of an abundance of caution, we must postpone the Jerry Dance Party performance on March 19, 2021 at the Boulder Theater to the following date, July 9, 2021. All existing tickets will be honored. If you're unable to attend due to the new date, refunds will be available for the next 30 days at point of purchase. Thank you for understanding.
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.
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.
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