One of the most prolific and iconic guitarists of the second half of the 20th Century, Jerome John Garcia was born in San Francisco, California, USA on August 1st 1942. Garcia, whose mother was a registered nurse and whose father, Jose, was a small time jazz musician, had a troubled childhood. At the age of 4...See full bio »
2006Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield
(writer: "Cosmic Charley", "Uncle John's Band", "Eyes of The World", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "New Speedway Boogie", "Franklin's Tower" / "Slipknot!")
(writer: "Casey Jones", "Friend of the Devil", "New Speedway Boogie" / as J. Garcia / performer: "Country Jam", "Better Take Jesus' Hand", "I Can't Do It Baby", "Ain't No More Cane", "CC Rider" / "Blues Jam")
Drug use is kind of a dead-end street. It's one of those places you turn with your problems, and pretty soon all your problems just become that one problem. Then it's just you and the drugs.
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In 1986, he went into a severe diabetic coma and nearly died. When he awoke, he had to relearn how to play the guitar, but started touring with the Dead again the following year.
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