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CD Review: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings

10/03/2012

Buy from: Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon FR | Amazon DE 1973 was a pivotal year for Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Pigpen died in March, and Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders had settled into a regular routine of playing at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco. While they had been playing together […]

New Music: The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band

11/29/2010

I got a care package from the Grateful Dead store today, containing two discs by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band (Almost Acoustic and Ragged but Right), together with a live Dead recording from May, 1969. So far, I’ve listened to the first two. These discs were recorded live during some acoustic/electric shows that Garcia did […]