On May 14 2015, an all-star tribute concert called Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia took place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Above, you can watch a newly released video of Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir leading a faithful performance of the '80s hit "Touch Of Grey" backed by an assortment of musicians including Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Don Was, and Buddy Miller.
The video serves as a preview of the DVD/CD and Blu-ray release of the concert, which will be released on October 14, 2016. Pick it up by visiting Blackbird Presents' website. Here is the trailer for the concert film:
According to the Blackbird Presents Facebook page, the release will feature performances by:
Phil Lesh & Communion, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & the Kids, Mickey Hart, Eric Church, Jimmy Cliff, The Disco Biscuits, Peter Frampton, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, Moe., O.A.R., Grace Potter, Allen Toussaint, Trampled By Turtles, Widespread Panic, and Yonder Mountain String Band.
In related news, presale tickets began today for Bob Weir's upcoming tour in support of his new album, Blue Mountain.
For more music and news about The Grateful Dead, check out their Zumic artist page.
Source: Rounder Records YouTube