Jerry Garcia Tribute Concert Thrown by Bob Weir Webcast Tonight
In celebration of what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday on Aug. 1, his former guitarist in the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, has organized a tribute concert for tonight (Aug. 3). The show will take place at Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif., and will be webcast at their website beginning at 9:30PM Eastern.
The concert, called 'Move Me Brightly,' will feature Weir and another ex-Dead member, Donna Jean Godchaux, as well as members of modern bands like Phish, the Hold Steady, Vampire Weekend, among others, playing Garcia's music.
"You find Jerry in the songs," Weir told Rolling Stone. "And he's amply there. The beauty of it is how Jerry manifests himself, how he reveals himself, to the individuals."
During breaks in the performance, a documentary about Garcia will be shown. The video, which contains interviews with members of Garcia's family, was directed by Justin Kreutzmann, son of Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. The interviews were conducted by actor Luke Wilson.
"I've been a fan [of the Grateful Dead] since I was a kid and I got to see them a couple of times and just loved the music, first and foremost," Wilson told Rolling Stone. "And they also just sounded like a cool organization, not just a rock band. I always kind of liked the idea of them.