#2091: Guitar Tribute: Jerry Garcia

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Merkin Concert Hall's portion of the 2002 New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival began with a sold-out tribute to two Rock guitar legends: Jerry Garcia and George Harrison. As we hear, the all-star evening was headlined by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, whose credits include lead guitarist for Jefferson Airplane and co-founder of the band Hot Tuna, making him well suited to address Garcia's towering legacy. We also hear from the enduring doo-wop pioneers, The Persuasions, who have been singing soulful harmonies together since the 1960s and recently released an album of Dead covers. Rounding out the homage is banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka, known for exploring genres usually considered out-of-bounds for his instrument.

PROGRAM #2091, from the New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival series (First aired 11/04/02)





the Persuasions

NS Live, 9/19/02, Merkin Hall

Might As Well [4:00]
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:00]

Both appear on the CD "Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead.", Arista #14070** More about the Persuasions at

Jorma Kaukonen

NS Live, 9/19/02, Merkin Hall

I Know You Rider [4:00]
Blue Railroad Train [5:00]
Do Not Go Gentle [5:00]
I Am The Light Of This World [2:30]
San Francisco Bay Blues [3:00]

"Blue Railroad Train" is on the CD "Blue Country Heart" Columbia #86394**
More info about Jorma Kaukonen at his site: www.jormakaukonen.com

Tony Trischka

NS Live, 9/19/02, Merkin Hall

Jerry's Breakdown [2:00]
Friend of the Devil/Pig in a Pen [2:30]

These performances not commercially available. Many of Trischka's other albums are available**, or go through him directly at www.tonytrischka.com

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