Got the summertime blues? Go on a long, strange tour with me through time. Back by popular demand, we’re extending the We Will Get By Streaming Tour into August. Tune in on YouTube and join the chat as we explore the wonders of summer tours past. We will get by, we will survive!
Today, on the saddest day in the Grateful Dead calendar, we continue our We Will Get By Streaming Tour. Jerry Garcia passed away today at the all too young age of 53 on this day, 25 years ago in 1995.
Strangely enough, August 9th is one of the few days of the 365 in the year that the Grateful Dead did not perform a show in their 30 year history. For today’s show, we switch to our second favorite band (or in some cases, our favorite band), the Jerry Garcia Band. Jerry played three August 9s with his band including one in 1985.
Though Jerry was in rough shape before his coma in ’86, this show is definitely worth a listen. Jerry Garcia Band’s tour rolled into San Francisco to play at The Stone on August 9th, 1985. The show includes some beautiful passages from Jerry like his delicate solo in “Simple Twist of Fate.”
I: Cats Under The Stars, Catfish John, Simple Twist Of Fate, Run For The Roses, Deal
II: I’ll Take A Melody, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Gomorrah, Rubin And Cherise, Midnight Moonlight