New Jerry Garcia Archival Release To Spotlight 1973 Show With Merl Saunders

first_imgAside from his work with the Grateful Dead, perhaps no musician has been more acclaimed for his work with Jerry Garcia than the late great Merl Saunders. Saunders was one of the most soulful keyboardists around, blasting jams with his Hammond B3 organ like nobody’s business. One magical evening featuring the duo will be highlighted on the new GarciaLive release, the 6th such installment in the Garcia-centric series.The show of choice is one with Garcia and Saunders at Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, CA on July 5th, 1973, playing to an intimate crowd alongside drummer Bill Vitt and bassist John Kahn for the evening of music. Taped by Betty Cantor-Jackson, the recording captures classic JGB favorites like “After Midnight,” “That’s All Right Mama,” and more. The new album is due out some time in June, and we can’t wait to jam on it!Check out the promotional video for the release below:Setlist: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders at Lion’s Share, San Anselmo, CA – 7/5/73Set One: After Midnight, Someday Baby > She’s Got Charisma, That’s All Right Mama, The System, The Night They Drove Old Dixie DownSet Two: I Second That Emotion, My Funny Valentine, Finders Keepers, Money Honey, Like A Road > Merl’s Tune, Jam, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)last_img

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