Rhino Entertainment is paying homage to Jerry Garcia throughout the month of August. Rhino Home Video will release the Jerry Garcia Band’s first ever DVD, Live at Shoreline, August 9th to mark the 10-year anniversary of Garcia’s passing in 1995. Later that month, on August 23, Rhino Records unveils Legion of Mary’s first official CD, The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary.
Live at Shoreline was recorded September 1, 1990 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California and remains one of the very few Garcia Band concerts to be filmed. A Grateful Dead show was originally scheduled for the date, but the band could not play due to the tragic death of the Dead’s brilliant keyboardist Brent Mydland a few weeks earlier. Instead of canceling the show, The Jerry Garcia Band stepped in and delivered a poignant performance.
The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary CD
Garcia formed Legion of Mary in 1974 for a seven-month concert run that spawned a treasure trove of electrifying performances known only to a few lucky concertgoers and dedicated tapers. Featuring Merl Saunders, John Kahn, Martin Fierro and former Elvis drummer Ron Tutt, the quintet conjured an inspired rock and jazz vibe.