JERRY GARCIA BAND’S DOUBLE CD GARCIALIVE VOLUME TWO: AUGUST 5TH, 1990 GREEK THEATRE IS OUT TODAY
June 25, 2013
GarciaLive Volume Two: August 5th, 1990 Greek Theatre (Round Records/ATO Records), the second in a series of archival concert releases, is out today. The previously unreleased live recording captures the complete set performed by the Jerry Garcia Band on a perfect summer afternoon at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA.
Beginning today, Jerry Garcia Band’s otherworldly take on the Jimmy Cliff classic “The Harder They Come” is streaming here. The track is one of two on the album that features acclaimed banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck. Other highlights include a lilting “Stop That Train, a bouncy “My Sisters and Brothers” and renditions of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young,” “Tears of Rage” and – for the mesmerizing closing number – “Tangled Up in Blue.” The double album features the classic latter-era lineup of the Jerry Garcia Band – Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar), John Kahn (bass), Melvin Seals (organ), Jaclyn LaBranch (vocals), Gloria Jones (vocals) and David Kemper (drums). SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel will air a special on GarciaLive Volume Two on June 26 at 9 AM ET, June 28 at 1 AM ET and June 29 at 3PM ET.
Tonight the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes – a groundbreaking orchestral adventure curated by the Garcia family – continues its eight-city tour with a concert at Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, PA with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Joshua Light Show, which performed at dozens of Grateful Dead concerts at New York City’s Fillmore East, is also on the bill this evening. The tour features GRAMMY®-winning vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule) performing original Garcia compositions and timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows with some of the country’s most respected symphonies and a band assembled especially for the outing. Haynes will be playing “Wolf,” Jerry’s first custom guitar, which was crafted by renowned luthier Doug Irwin, on the entire run.
“Opportunities to tap into the genius of Garcia and enjoy the work of the Dead live are becoming more rare. This one was truly special,” wrote Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a review of the tour’s opening night. “Now, who’s going to Philadelphia?”
Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) created an unparalleled legacy across the American landscape, most notably in his role as a founding member, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead. In his work with the Jerry Garcia Band and other projects, he set out to master the Great American Songbook. Garcia continues to inspire future generations through the body of work he has left behind and his creative spirit.
GarciaLive Volume Two: August 5th, 1990 Greek Theatre – available NOW:
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Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes – Itinerary
All dates are on sale now at http://JerryGarcia.com/Events.
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Music Center w/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fawzi Haimor. Also featuring The Joshua Light Show.
6/26 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts w/the National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Emil de Cou.
7/30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Scott O’Neill.
8/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall (Jerry’s 71st Birthday Celebration) w/San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Sarah Hicks.
8/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall w/San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Sarah Hicks.
8/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre. Conductor: Sean O’Laughlin