Gene Anthony/Dead.netLate Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia would have turned 70 on August 1, and his longtime band mate Bob Weir will be among the many musicians taking part in a special concert event to commemorate the occasion.
Jambands.com reports that the show, dubbed Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday, will be held August 3 at Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California. The concert also will include performances from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, Phish bass player Mike Gordon, RatDog/Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal, among others. More guest stars also are expected to be added to the lineup.
In addition, the event will feature exclusive interviews with Carlos Santana and other musical contemporaries of Garcia. Also, a tribute David Crosby wrote expressly for the show titled "'Cause I'm Missing Him Tonight," will be read. Actor Luke Wilson will host the concert, which will be streamed live at TRI Studios website, TRIStudios.com.
Garcia of a heart attack **** in 1995 at the age of 53.
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