While most people think of “Wolf” and “Tiger” when hearing about Jerry Garcia’s famous guitars that made that sweet tone, which built its own genre; however there is an earlier
It is entirely fitting Gary Lambert writes the essay within the twenty-four-page booklet accompanying the two CDs of GarciaLive Volume 18. The erudite writer/historian’s writing has the natural and unforced
Carefully compiled and co-produced by chief archivist David Lemieux (who contributes an essay of fond remembrance), So Glad You Made It displays the same impeccable logic as its companion piece culled from 2011’s Europe '72: The Complete Recordings.
All hope isn’t lost for those hoping to attend The Great GoogaMooga festival this May.
Video of the Jerry Garcia Band’s entire show at the Worcester Centrum in 1991.
There’s a beautiful logic to Jerry Garcia’s rediscovery of his roots in these late Eighties recordings that belies Sandy Rothman’s casual tone in writing “The Definitive History” of The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. The initial recording Almost Acoustic hasn’t been available for over two decades, but now newly remastered, it’s easy to hear where Garcia learned the precision that informed his guitar (and pedal steel) work with the Dead and JGB. No sequel was ever released until recent archiving exhumed a collection of live tracks, Ragged But Right, that display the same collective joie de vivre as its predecessor.