‘Jerry Week’ Starts Tomorrow on Sirius XM
Jerome John Garcia was born on August 1, 1942. To mark the occasion of his birthday, SIRIUS XM’s Grateful Dead Channel will focus on Garcia through August 9 (the 14th anniversary of his death). The channel will focus not only on music from the Grateful Dead but also such projects as Legion of Mary, Garcia/Grisman and the Jerry Garcia Band (including two complete Jerry Garcia Band live shows from 1980 and 1990). Meanwhile, Garcia’s former wife, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia, has put together a show that will highlight her own memories of the musician. On August 9, ‘Jerry Week’ will conclude with a recording of the vigil held for Garcia in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park four days after his death.