The news of the GD memorabilia auction (September 8th at 10 am central time) has brought more amazing items out of storage to be offered. Do you want Jerry’s 1988 Bay Area Music Awards “Guitarist of the Year” statue? A first printing of the very first “Skull and Roses” Avalon poster created by Kelley and Mouse (with thanks to Edmund Fitzgerald, who designed the artwork for an edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam)? Fare Thee Well laminates?
“Steve Poltz is not normal.” Self-proclaimed “Post Stroke Deadhead” –you’ll hear that story and many more. A child at heart, Poltz falls in with the ‘hipsters’ and ‘oldsters’. His music is so captivating that it transcends generations. A mix of singing, storytelling, shredding, and spoken word taking the audience from laughter to tears and back again. He co-wrote "You Were Meant For Me" with platinum-selling songwriter Jewel. Poltz transcends the word "talented. He’s unforgettable in all the right ways.
Well, I know you already have plenty of G.D. t-shirts. But if you want to cherish a juicier piece of Grateful Dead history, an item that’s never before been seen and is literally once-in-a-lifetime, then you’ll want to tune in on Saturday, September 8th, at 10 a.m. Central time, HERE. The success of last year’s audience has inspired various former G.D. employees to clean out their closets...
This weekend the John Kadlecik Band celebrates Jerry Garcia's birthday with a couple of shows: tonight at the Hamilton in Washington, DC, and Saturday at Bear's Picnic Music Festival in Blain, PA! This JKB run will feature Jay Lane, Benjie Porecki, and Wavy Dave and will be putting extra focus on the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Feed your belly (and your head) and bring your dancing shoes!
Thinking of Jerry Garcia today, on what would've been his 76th birthday. His diverse collection of music , mostly with the Grateful Dead, continues to live on via recordings and live re-interpretations by myriad musicians, celebrating a musical library that is an important part of late-20th century contemporary American music.