DeadTest™ Vol. 35 – Jerry Garcia (Without The Dead)

by Peter Wendel
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In honor of Jerry’s 75th birthday, this very special DeadTest™ celebrates the beloved musician’s work beyond The Grateful Dead.

To get a passing grade, you’ll need to be familiar with Jerry’s musical collaborators and side projects, like Old and in the Way, Merl Saunders, David Grisman, Legion of Mary, and of course, The Jerry Garcia Band (in its many different forms).

Let’s raise a glass to Jerry and all the great music and memories he gave us. Happy birthday, brother!

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DeadTest™ Vol. 35 – Jerry (Without The Dead)

In honor of Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, this very special DeadTest™ celebrates the beloved musician’s work beyond The Grateful Dead.

To get a passing grade, you’ll need to be familiar with Jerry’s musical collaborators and side projects, like Old and in the Way, Merl Saunders, David Grisman, Legion of Mary, and of course, The Jerry Garcia Band (in its many different forms).

Let’s raise a glass to Jerry and all the great music and memories he gave us. Happy birthday, brother!

WARNING: This one is tough so take your time and listen to the audio clips carefully. Even if you’re a big Grateful Dead fan, this will be a challenge. My guess is perfect scores will be few and far between. Prove me wrong!

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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach Mountain Jam, The All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.

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