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Published: 2016/12/07

Listen to Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band Cover "Christmas Time’s A-Comin"

The Garcia Family Vault unearthed a special Christmas cover from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, taken from the band’s show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on December 6, 1987.

Bill Monroe’s “Christmas Time’s A-Comin” is now available to stream and as the announcement noted, was an in-the-moment decision from Garcia on that night. As longtime Garcia collaborator Sandy Rothman notes, the band was “starting to feel that old holiday feeling, inspired by Jerry’s well-known love of Christmas.” Rothman suggested the song while warming up with Garcia and Kenny Kosek, with the tune ultimately making it on the setlist.

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