139 – Story Time With Big Steve Parish

We’re extremely honored to have the one and only Big Steve Parish on No Simple Road as part of our lead up to Skull & Roses Festival. Steve Parish has been a primary member of the Grateful Dead family for 50 years. Steve first joined the band as a roadie in 1969. It wasn’t long before he became Jerry Garcia’s trusted gear handler and began to manage the Jerry Garcia Band. Over the years, Parish and Garcia forged an unbreakable bond. Steve was Jerry’s best man at his wedding and was at his bedside when Garcia fell into a coma in 1986. Parish was the last friend to see Jerry before his untimely death in 1995. Steve has continued to maintain his relationships with the rest of the Grateful Dead family. As Weir once said to him “Blood is thicker than water but what we have is thicker than blood.”

We get to hear some amazing stories from Big Steve and get down to the nitty gritty of what it means to be such an integral part of this amazing Grateful Dead Family for over 50 years.



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