Music Monday: Jerry Garcia “I Shall Be Released”


Jerry Garcia is to guitar playing what Lester Young is to the saxophone, transcendent. Where most lead guitarist push the instrument to the aggressive/macho end of the musical spectrum, Garcia always took his guitar (and audience) to the far other end of that spectrum. Just as Lester Young did with the saxophone.

I don’t know of any song that shows this as well as this cover of the Dylan classic.


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