Quicksilver Messenger Service

In this episode we pay tribute to Quicksilver Messenger Service guitar player, Gary Duncan, who passed on June 29 at the age of 72. Quicksilver was closely entwined with the Grateful Dead in the Bay Area 60’s scene, of course, but we focus on Quicksilver’s story and get into some live tunes from 1967. After that we jump forward to one of Gary Duncan’s appearances with the Dead in the 90s.

First off, though, we spend a couple minutes talking about the upcoming album from Episode 30 guests, One Eleven Heavy. Their new album is called Desire Path and comes out on September 20 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond.

Quicksilver Messenger Service’s hey day may be past but there are still great tapes and the band has been cleaning them up and putting them out. You can get some smoking live Quicksilver shows at their bandcamp page: https://quicksilvermessengerservice.bandcamp.com/

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