The Jerry Garcia Birthday Band features Jerry Garcia Band members Melvin Seals, Jacklyn LaBranch and Gloria Jones along with Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, Ghost Light guitarist Tom Hamilton and drummer Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic. Pro-shot video of a two-song sequence from the all-star ensemble’s “Mighty High” concert in Vail, Colorado on August 18 has been shared on the Jerry Garcia YouTube channel.
Hamilton leads the group through the Jerry Garcia Band repertoire staples “Don’t Let Go” and “Tangled Up In Blue” in the video below. The former was written by Jesse Stone while the latter was penned by Bob Dylan. The Jerry Garcia Birthday Band was originally put together for a concert honoring the late Grateful Dead frontman’s 75th birthday at Red Rocks in 2017 and performed again in Vail on August 17 and 18, 2018. Next up for the group are a pair of “Like A Road Leading Home: Celebrating Jerry Garcia” shows at The Warfield in San Francisco on January 11 and 12.
Watch the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band’s “Don’t Let Go” and “Tangled Up In Blue” below: