Jerry Garcia


Jerry Garcia was born on this day in 1942. (He died on August 9, 1995.)

Most folks know Jerry (full name: Jerome John Garcia) as a singer and guitarist for the Grateful Dead. He also played pedal steel guitar and banjo and was part of Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage.

(Thanks to for basic info.)

You can probably find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Jerry Garcia’s career at

Of course, I wanted to share Jerry singing with you today. Picking a song to share proved a daunting task. So much to choose from! I settled on some bluegrass. Here’s Jerry and David Grisman doing “Shady Grove” for your Saturday pleasure.


About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I’ve never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again.

I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist.

Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it.

I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk.

This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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