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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Garcia for basic info.)
You can probably find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Jerry Garcia’s career at http://jerrygarcia.com/.
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.