Jerry Garcia Band – “Lay Down Sally” – GarciaLive Volume 8: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center

GarciaLive Volume Eight presents the Jerry Garcia Band‘s November 23rd, 1991 performance at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.

The fall ’91 tour as a whole is widely regarded as one of Garcia’s finest and this particular Saturday evening serves as a further testament to the legend. Fans in attendance at the Bradley Center braved an intense snowstorm and the audience’s palpable energy and enthusiasm was a likely catalyst for this spirited performance.

Keyboardist Melvin Seals summarized the group nicely stating ‘That was the magic band. It’s not that the other scenarios didn’t work out but once we got to that level of the band with (drummer) Dave Kemper, John Kahn, Jerry, myself and the singers, Jackie (LaBranch) and Gloria (Jones) we all knew we had something special. That was the band.’

Jerry Garcia Band:
Jerry Garcia – guitar & vocals
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Jacklyn LaBranch – vocals
Gloria Jones – vocals



RELEASE DATE:  March 10th, 2017!
Pre-order  GarciaLive Volume 8: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center here:

GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center

GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center


GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center - Jerry Garcia - Photo by Bob Minkin

GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center – Jerry Garcia – Photo by Bob Minkin



Listen to a rare Jerry Garcia Band track  “After Midnight” 1976, from Betty Boards found on Houseboat ~ the next GarciaLive release! 

“After Midnight”
from GarciaLive Vol. 7:
November 8, 1976
Sophie’s Palo Alto

Featuring the lovely Donna Jean!
This release is due out next month, and more information can be found at 

From Jerry’s website

Volume Seven showcases the Jerry Garcia Band’s November 8th, 1976 performance at Sophie’s in Palo Alto, California. Recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson, the original master reels were only recently re-discovered, along with a few other reels dubbed the “Houseboat Tapes”, and have been remastered for this release. It was the year of this recording that Donna Jean and Keith Godchaux first joined up with the Jerry Garcia Band. Their addition, along with Ron Tutt on drums and bassist John Kahn, helped fo

rm what would be one of the most durable lineups of the Garcia Band. In fact, earlier that year Garcia commented “I haven’t been as happy with any little performing group since Old And In The Way in terms of feeling ‘this is really harmonious, this is what I want to hear.’”

That harmonious vibe is especially present as well. Throughout the course of the evening, the band deftly melds gospel, rock, soul, and reggae to form their quintessential mid-70’s sound. As one astute critic pointed out, “More than any other Garcia band this one allows him room to run through all his guitar styles, often within a single song.” From the opening notes of “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, the band lock into a relaxed, but confident groove with Kahn & Tutt’s deep pocket providing the foundation for Jerry & Keith’s melodic exploration rounded out by Donna Jean’s soulful harmonies. The Hunter/Garcia penned “Mission in the Rain” and Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” are particularly poignant and soulful while songs like “Midnight Moonlight”, “Tore Up Over You” and “Ride Mighty High” provide the sparks bringing balance to the evening. A 22+ minute “Don’t Let Go” stands out not only for its length, but for its exercise in dynamics which further showcases Garcia’s comfort not only with the band, but the freedom found in playing smaller rooms tailor-made for they type of music he was looking to create.


Disc 1:
1.) The Way You Do The Things You Do
2.) Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
3.) After Midnight
4.) Who Was John?
5.) Mission in the Rain
6.) Stir It Up

Disc 2:
1.) Midnight Moonlight
2.) Tore Up Over You
3.) Friend of the Devil
4.) Don’t Let Go
5.) Strange Man
6.) Stop That Train
7.) Ride Mighty High

PHOTO GALLERY: Jerry Garcia Band with Bonnie Raitt, Berkeley Greek 8.30.1987

PHOTO GALLERY: Jerry Garcia Band with Bonnie Raitt, Berkeley Greek 8.30.1987

Photographer Caleb Miller wanted  to share these treasures with us!
“I was digging around and realized that some of these shots haven’t ever been circulated
so here’s a bunch from the 08-30-1987 JGB show @ the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.”

(and enjoy more of Caleb’s pictures here:

Read what Lost Live Dead has to say about Jerry’s opening acts at the Greek:

Setlist from that night, via

Cats Under The Stars
Mission In The Rain
Stop That Train
Dear Prudence
I Shall Be Released
My Sisters And Brothers
Tangled Up In Blue

I’ll Take A Melody
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door*
And It Stoned Me
That Lucky Old Sun
Midnight Moonlight

* w/ Bonnie Riatt

Here’s the audio of the songs with Bonnie Raitt!

Here is some cool “old school” CD artwork, if you track down a good bootleg of the show!
(and you still burn CD’s) – via JG-870830b JG-870830f