Annual Tribute to Jerry Garcia: 4 August 2001

The annual Against The Grain Tribute to Jerry Garcia, born August 1, 1942 ~ passed August 9, 1995.

Thanks to my co-host, Mark McKay, who brought lots of great rare live recordings of Jerry and The Grateful Dead. We covered almost all of Jerry's career, from 1965 to 1995, including music by:

Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions (Jerry, Bob Weir, Pigpen)

Legion of Mary (Jerry, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, Bill Vitt)

Old & In The Way, Jerry and David Grisman

New Riders of The Purple Sage, CSNY

and of course, the good old Grateful Dead.

We closed with one of the Garcia Band's very last recordings, and a live version of one of my favorites, "Stella Blue".

We were global tonight, with folks listening online, including Walt in Germany, Steve in London, and Karen on "the left coast", as well as all my supporters in the Worcester area who listen in at 90.5FM.

We were even the soundtrack to a party in North Smithfield, RI! "Thank you, everybody!"

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