August 1, 1942, San Francisco – August 9, 1995, Forest Knolls, California
Jerome John Garcia was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead. One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995).
Grateful Dead – Sugaree (1974)
Garcia was also renowned for his musical and technical ability, particularly his ability to play a variety of instruments, and his ability to sustain long improvisations with The Grateful Dead.
Grateful Dead – So Many Roads (1995)
Garcia believed that improvisation took stress away from his playing and allowed him to make spur of the moment decisions that he would not have made intentionally.
Jerry Garcia Band – I Shall Be Released
Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders-Garcia Band, Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary and the New Riders of the Purple Sage.
He was well known by many for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone ‘s „100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” cover story.
Jerry Garcia Band – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Shoreline Amphitheater (1990)
1 August 1942, San Francisco – 9 August 1995, Forest Knolls, California
Muzician american cunoscut chitarist, cântăreț, compzitor și fondator al trupei Grateful Dead, alături de care a cântat pe toată durata carierei sale de treizeci de ani (1965–1995).
Garcia a fost renumit pentru abilitatea sa muzicală și tehnică, în special pentru capacitatea de a cânta la o varietate de instrumente și capacitatea sa de a susține lungi improvizații cu Grateful Dead.