This composition is dedicated to the iconic American musician and pillar of the “Grateful Dead,” Jerry Garcia.
Named after a composer and born in San Francisco, music was enstilled and encouraged by his family and teachers at an early age. Growing up in and around Menlo Park, Jerry emerged as a founder of the Grateful Dead in the early 1960s. Soon thereafter, he became an American icon.
Beyond the quality and craftsmanship of the 20+ gold or platinum certified albums released over his lifetime attesting to the quality of his music, Jerry just made you feel good and happy.
He “owned” the guitar, effortlessly improvising with the band while supplying beloved vocals in perfect harmony. Studio recordings were good... but live was so much better. Those were the days. You are very missed.
P.S. Thanks to John Mayer, who recently called it "the honor of a lifetime" to play with Dead & Co. Together, they're keeping Jerry's great music alive.
Come hear Uncle John's Bandby the riversideCome with me or go aloneHe's come to take his children home