Yesterday (Thursday) would have been Jerry Garcia's 77th birthday.
In recognition of this, the Jerry Garcia Foundationhas partnered with Seven Seas Music to produce its first musical release,Annapurna's Song, Music of the Himalayas, a 12-track compilation of music from the Himalayan region.
Set for release on September 28th, it will include "Clouds," a tune featuring Jerry on guitar. "Clouds" was composed by Indian musician Sanjay Mishra, and recorded in 1995 at the Grateful Dead's Club Front studio in San Rafael, California. The song was originally released on Mishra'sBlue Incantationalbum.
All proceeds from the upcoming release will benefit the American Himalayan Foundation.
Garcia died on August 9th, 1995 from a heart attack. He was 53.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has remembered his late friend by posting, "On this day back in 1942 my friend Jerry Garcia came into this world. I'm extremely blessed that his life became connected to mine. It's hard to put to words the impact he had on those around him. When I miss him, which is often, I'm lucky to have a lifetime of special memories to think of. Our decades together as friends and bandmates forever in my heart. Happy birthday Jerry."
And on a related note,Bob Weir and Wolf Bros are live-streaming their three-night run at Weir's Sweetwater club in Mill Valley, California -- which starts tonight (Thursday) -- via Nugs.tv.