A Plastic-free Zone
Jerry referred to playing music as a “public service.”
In this spirit, we celebrate music!
“You need music, I don’t know why. It’s probably one of those Joe Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it." Jerry Garcia
Jerry's “Ripple” watercolor is thematically paired with the music release and is available as a museum quality giclee in the Terrapin Gallery.
This project will support ocean conservation.
Our first release is here! As a gift to you, there are 2,500 complementary downloads of the single "Ripple" available.
Join us in celebration of Jerry Garcia’s August birthday month worldwide!
Our gift to you is a single release of “Ripple,” a remastered live recording from the virtuoso’s historic 1982 solo acoustic performance at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey.
“Ripple” will soon be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Napster, MediaNet, VerveLife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, and 7Digital. There are 2,500 free downloads available.
Please check the Jerry Garcia Music Arts Facebook page for information on the date of availability:
The song is a Hunter/ Garcia composition.
The lyrics of the song were written in 1970 by Robert Hunter in London, England. The Grateful Dead debuted the song on
August 18th at Fillmore West in San Francisco.
Garcia family members Keelin Garcia and Manasha Garcia have curated the music and art for the new release as producers of the project. The recording was mastered by audio engineer Joe Gastwirt.
Joe worked closely with Jerry in the 1980s and 1990's and is known for his meticulous work in digitally mastering hundreds of recordings for many well-known artists,including the Grateful Dead; the Beatles; Jimi Hendrix; Bob Dylan; Joni Mitchell; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; and Yes.
2018 “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
We are pleased to announce the re-release of
Jerry Garcia and mandolinist great David “Dawg” Grisman’s instrumental rendition of
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The song, also known as “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” is an ancient Christmas carol, dating from the 15th century.
The recording originates from a concert performed on December 7, 1991, at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. The Garcia/Grisman ensemble played this traditional English Christmas carol live on only three occasions.
The song will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Gracenote, iHeartRadio, MediaNet, VerveLife, Deezer, Napster, Tidal, Shazam and 7digital.
We’re honored to share this bright and simply beautiful live version of a traditional carol with music fans!
Additionally, the song is being presented with a new edition of a cheerful Garcia pen and ink holiday-themed drawing titled “Merry Christmas.” The piece can be found online in the Terrapin Gallery.
This art and music project supports charitable endeavors.
The following musicians and audio engineers contributed to this lively rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”:
Jerry Garcia guitar
David Grisman mandolin
Jim Kerwin bass
Joe Craven percussion and fiddle
Mastered by Dave Dennison live mix and recording engineer
Executive Producer Keelin Garcia
Producer Manasha Garcia
Co-producer Craig Miller
Album Design and Topography Jay Daniel
Creative Consultants Ted Harrington, Douglas Gillespie, Terrapin Stationers
Special thanks to the Jerry Garcia Heirs, David Grisman, Craig Miller, The Fischer Brothers, Terrapin Stationers,
Jacqueline Sabec, Jonas Herbsman, and the Rights Workshop.
YouTube Videos are included for educational purposes.