Today marks the anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995 and the end of an era. Known most as a founding member of the Grateful Dead, Garcia held multiple musical lives as a solo artist, session musician, and sit-in six-string-slinger.  Here are five of my fave live  Jerry Garcia (sans-Grateful Dead) tunes.  Enjoy!

Your pal,
-Ryan A.


Jerry Garcia sits in with Elvis Costello on “You Win Again.



Jerry Garcia Band cover Bob Dylan’sSimple Twist of Fate.”



Jerry Garcia Band’s tip of the hat to The BeatlesDear Prudence.



A very mellow take on “High Time.



Jerry Garcia and longtime collaborator Merl Saunders doing another Dylan tune “Positively 4th Street.”