Good Morning, Deadheads! Today we celebrate what would be Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday with a little Grateful Dead and some ‘live’ Jerry Garcia Band later! It’s Monday, so we start off somewhere between heaven and hell. (Mostly hell.)
Here’s your Monday musical lineup:
11:00 a.m. Between Heaven & Hell: Various Artists
We haven’t broken this one out in a while. We give you songs with references to heaven and/or hell in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear Donovan, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, The Byrds, ZZ Top, Van Morrison, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Presley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Fats Domino, Foo Fighters, The Grateful Dead, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, The Grass Roots, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Steve Winwood, Maria Muldaur, Roberta Flack, Bruce Hornsby, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and more!
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Best of The Grateful Dead
We’re dusting off this one as well as we give you the best of the Dead’s studio work, often underappreciated because they were such a great jam band.
7:00 p.m. Jerry Garcia Band Live at The Roseland Ballroom, New York, June 1, 1983 NEW!
This is brand new to the station, and we’ve decided that it’s only fitting that we premier this on what would be Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday.
Join us today as we celebrate Jerry Garcia’s musical life. It was immense, and he left us all far too soon. But his music lives on, particularly here in The Mermaid Lounge.