Jam – 2011-08-03 – Carroll’s

Wednesday, August 3 was this week in Deadstein and right in the middle of Jerry Week; the week between his birthday and the day he died.   Deadstein had never really celebrated Jerry Week before but for some reason in 2011, it seemed to have some momentum.  It may have been Facebook and all the mentions up there.  In any case, I decided we should try to play all Jerry songs as the theme for this jam.

We started with the typical 5 of us playing a few songs before Larry Brent joined us and other guests began to arrive.  I chose to open with a Stella Blue and Gomorrah.  I recall in some interview with Jerry in the 80s he said those were his two favorite songs he and Hunter composed.  The Stella Blue was a mistake as it was incoherent, but the Gomorrah was nice.  Larry joined us during the Althea and Hook arrived much later and played during the end of the night.

Other guests for the jam include Michael B who was spinning to the groove like no one else can.  We also had 3 friends of Scott who also dug us.  They seemed into us, Michael was way into it and so was the band.  It made for a momentous evening commemorating the songs of Jerry Garcia.

We played on-and on, never really taking a break and as such, it proved to be a pretty exhausting evening.  We went strong for good 3 and one-half hours.  We broke our adherence to the Jerry only theme late in the night and played an Other One out of the He’s Gone which opened up the flood gates to play the subsequent Morning Dew.  This was followed by a bunch of other songs which were more conducive to the harmonica and the stylings of Hook. We did some real good stuff with him to end the night.

There was lots of good fun stuff this jam, with lots of pos and good energy.  More ying than yoink.  Let’s keep the ying going!

To hear the first set on MP3s use the links below.  The second set’s MP3s are not publicly available due to licensing restrictions we are Hooked into, believe it or not.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. KEVIN
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 09:00:17

    That is what Deadstein calls “Skoppy”.

  2. Anonymous
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 12:19:40

    Nice night of music and friendship. We celebrated big and did the big man proud !

  3. deadstein
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 17:33:51

    We may have done ourselves proud, I can’t say I know about the big man.

  4. lgindoff
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 09:00:28

    I just listened to the Anath/Hook set from 7/27/2011 and there is some great stuff in there. Great editing Rich!

  5. Anonymous
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 18:47:53

    Lisa & I went to BB Kings last night to see Prisoners Of 2nd Avenue , and Hook sat in for a couple of tunes.

  6. Anonymous
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 18:55:53

    Jimmy Vivino getting ready for tonight’s Midnight Ramble……

  7. lgindoff
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 21:35:21

    So why can’t we post Hook MP3’s from the jam?

  8. Anonymous
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 10:30:16

    Good Point

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