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Song Premiere: Jerry Garcia Band “After Midnight” (from GarciaLive Vol. 7: November 8, 1976 Sophie’s Palo Alto)

July 19, 2016

The latest installment of the GarciaLive series features a show recently discovered by Donna Jean Godchaux. The Jerry Garcia Band/Grateful Dead vocalist found the master tapes, originally recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson in a storage box during a recent move. The performance took place at Sophie’s in Palo Alto, CA, on November 8, 1976, with a lineup that also included keyboardist Keith Godchaux, bassist John Kahn and drummer Ron Tutt. Looking back on this era performing with Jerry Garcia Band Donna Jean Godchaux tells Relix, “It was very different from the Grateful Dead in that everything was so scaled back to where we could play theaters instead of hockey rinks. It was very enjoyable on that level because these places were built for music to be played in.”

Today we premiere “After Midnight” from GarciaLive Volume Seven: November 8th, 1976 – Jerry Garcia Band, which will be released on August 19 and is now available for pre-order.