New Series Of Jerry Garcia Live Concert Recordings

Published: 2004-06-21
After nine years of delays Jerry Garcia's estate has finally been settled. Among the estate is a rather large collection of tapes that were made of Garcia shows. Garcia played nearly as many shows on the side as he did with the Greatful Dead.

Fans of the Greatful Dead may have gotten high on various substances while attending a concert, but Jerry Garcia got high on the music. He was addicted to playing music. Garcia's knowledge of American music was phenomenal. It went back as far as the nineteenth century. And Garcia could play everything from a Russian lullaby to gospel to psychedelic rock.

Earlier this month the first is a series of recordings from the Garcia vault was released. The three disc set "Pure Jerry" is the first in a program to release four recordings a year. And with some 550 concert tapes in the vault, Garcia fans will have some new Jerry Garcia music for some time to come. The "Pure Jerry" recordings are available on the internet at

Last month Rhino Records released a six CD set of Garcia's studio recordings.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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