Originally a Jimmy Cliff song, Jerry included the tune in his repertoire and would best it out at Jerry Garcia Band shows. Listen to this especially spirited version of “The Harder They Come” from a March, 1978 show. Jerry’s voice is a little creaky at times, but his guitar playing is on point and the band sounds fantastic. The tune was the opener for the late night show and what an opener it was!
Jerry was joined by John Kahn, Maria Muldaur, Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux & Buzz Buchanan for the show in Washington D.C.