Yesterday was Jerry Day, who celebrated the 76th birthday of Jerry Garcia . To commemorate the guitarist Grateful Dead and his legacy, members of the Garcia family Keelin Garcia and Manasha Garcia launched a new label named after the legendary musician. Nicknamed Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC the organization is "a society based on the mission inspired by the musician and artist, Jerry Garcia" and will publish music and art, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for charity. As the website notes, Garcia considered himself "an artist who played music". And so he continues to live through his music and his art.
To celebrate the launch of Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC, the organization publishes a limited number of free downloads of Garcia's solo "Ripple" since 1982 Capitol Theater show in Passaic, New Jersey. As the official website of Jerry Garcia points out, "Jerry played only one date (early and late performances) as a soloist, feeling uncomfortable on stage alone, he made sure that [bassist] John Kahn joined him for his next show scheduled. He never played solo on stage again. "
Remastered by the audio engineer Joe Gastwirt, the only and only" Ripple "disk was limited to 2,500 free downloads, but it will be soon available for most digital music services for all
In addition to music, Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC offers a limited-edition museum quality giclee of Garcia's watercolors, titled "Ripple", for sale at Terrapin Stationers on August 3rd. According to the organization, a portion of the proceeds of the piece of art will support ocean conservation.
Take a look at the "Ripple" watercolor painting by Jerry Garcia, below. See more works by Jerry Garcia here.
For more information about Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC, go to their official website.