THOUGHTS ON GARCIA: DON'T LET GO

JAMIE JANOVER :: ZILLA


J. Janover by T. Voggesser
1) How would you say the music of Jerry Garcia and/or the man himself has influenced your music, your craft, and/or your life path?

The guitar of Garcia was the driving force for me loving the Grateful Dead and the Dead were my favorite improvisers for many years right as I started playing the hammered dulcimer. For me, Garcia taught me the art of selfless channeled beauty through melody.

2) What is your fondest memory of Jerry Garcia?

Playing basketball backstage at the Oakland Coliseum Dec. 31, 1989

3) What would you say is the most significant thing Jerry has given the world?

The legacy of how to take your own path and make it evolve into something way beyond the music itself, all the way to the point where your very creative spirit has a profound and healing effect on large numbers of people.

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