Today marks the anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995 and the end of an era. Known most as a founding member of the Grateful Dead, Garcia held multiple musical lives as a solo artist, session musician, and sit-in six-string-slinger. Here are five of my fave live Jerry Garcia (sans-Grateful Dead) tunes. Enjoy!
Jerry Garcia sits in with Elvis Costello on “You Win Again.”
Jerry Garcia Band cover Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist of Fate” from 1991’s Jerry Garcia Band Live album. If you don’t own the record, I implore you – it’s a “Must Have” for your collection.
Jerry Garcia Band’s tip of the hat to The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.”
A very mellow take on “High Time.”
Jerry Garcia and longtime collaborator Merl Saunders doing another Dylan tune “Positively 4th Street.”