107: A Patchwork Quilt of Life

A Patchwork Quilt of a Life: Jerry @ 25

It is impossible to believe, but it has been 25 years since we lost Jerry Garcia on August 9, 1995. His life and music paved the way for bands like Panic; his passing may have meant even more, elevating them to bigger tours, bigger venues, and more notoriety as Deadheads looked and longed for a new home. In this episode, we reflect on Garcia’s legacy, what he meant in our own lives, including “where we were” when we found out Jerry had died, and certainly what he meant to Panic. We close out the show with a couple of choice clips featuring two of his longtime collaborators, fellow Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir and bluegrass fiddle legend Vassar Clements. In between, we talk about the ongoing “natty” between 4/3/96 and 10/28/00, Panic’s upcoming “Never Miss a Sunday Show” webcasts, and a few other things as well. As the yahrzeits of both Jerry and Mikey, August 9 and 10 are bittersweet days in the jamband world, but they also give us a chance to reflect and say a quiet note of gratitude. Thanks guys – the world is a better place for having you here.

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#1 – April 3, 1996 – Huntsville, AL – VBCC Arena
#3 – October 28, 2000 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena

08 August 1999 – Aspen, CO – Aspen Harmony Festival
Me & the Devil Blues, Pusherman, Jam (w/ Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, and Jay Lane)

25 October 2003 – Antioch, TN – Amsouth Amphitheater
The Take Out, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, Porch Song (w/ Vassar Clements)