Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia

Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia

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Released on DVD/BluRay as well as a double-CD set, Dear Jerry captures a tribute concert to Jerry Garcia held on May 14, 2015 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Every surviving member of the Dead appeared -- usually separately, although all but Phil Lesh showed up for "Touch of Grey" -- along with a few peers (David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen), fellow travelers (Allen Toussaint, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Frampton), and acolytes (Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, Moe, Widespread Panic). Although the presence of Eric Church on an ambling, defiant "Tennessee Jed" serves as something as a surprise, most of Dear Jerry is pleasingly familiar, in both sound and sensibility, hitting most of the major songs in its 20 tracks. While there are a few standouts -- that Church number, Toussaint playing his own "Get Out of My Life Woman" with elegant insouciance, a sly "Deal" from Miller, a rampaging "Bertha" from Los Lobos and Bob Weir -- the most gratifying thing about Dear Jerry is how it touches upon bluegrass, rock, folk, blues, and R&B, all of the major elements of Garcia's style, without ever making much of a fuss about it.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2016
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0888072009219
catalogNumber: 610008
Rank: 82498

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sam Bush   Mandolin,Violin
Barry Mitterhoff   Guest Appearance
Audley Freed   Guitar
Ann McCrary   Background Vocals
Buddy Miller   Guitar
Don Was   Bass
Raymond Weber   Drums
Matt Burr   Guest Appearance
Regina McCrary   Background Vocals
Matthew Rollings   Accordion,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Benny Yurco   Guest Appearance
Alfreda McCrary   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brad Bryan   Monitor Engineer
Don Was   Musical Director
Keith Wortman   Executive Producer,Creative Producer
Paul Hoffmann   Lighting Director
Conor McAnally   Director
Garrett Morlan   Art Direction
Kacy Jenkins   Stage Manager

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