Merry Christmas! Here’s the Jerry Garcia Band performing “Jingle Bells” at San Francisco’s Winterland on December 20, 1975. Never heard it quite like this before! Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals John Kahn – bass Nicky Hopkins – keyboards, vocals Ron Tutt – drums
Today’s Christmas tune is “Run, Run Rudolph,” performed by the Grateful Dead at Madison Garden, on December 7, 1971. That’s Pigpen singing.
I first experienced what would eventually be called “Jam Band” music when I attended one of Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests in 1965. In order to get into the place you had to first walk literally through the Acid Test band then playing a warped rendition of Wilson Pickett’s “Midnight Hour.” The first person I locked eyes with was Jerry Garcia,… [read this]