CRAIG FINN, DONNA JEAN GODCHAUX, AND MORE ADDED;
WEBCAST STARTS AUGUST 3 AT 6:30PM PST
Bob Weir's TRI Studios today announced additional participating artists and details for "Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday" tribute concert and high-definition live stream presented via www.TRIStudios.com and Yahoo! Music on Friday, August 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST.
Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady; Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend; former Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Band vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux; Jim Lauderdale; and Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman of The Yellowbirds have joined the one-time-only group of musical performers, led by Bob Weir, which also features previously announced artists Mike Gordon (Phish); Joe Russo (Furthur); Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Ryan Adams & The Cardinals); Jeff Chimenti (Furthur); Cass McCombs; Jonathan Wilson and Harper Simon.
"Hi, folks: On August 3rd, we're going to be hosting here at TRI Jerry's 70th birthday show, and you’ll want to see that," said Weir in a video greeting (see below).
"The Garcia family is proud to join with TRI for this special event honoring Jerry's 70th birthday," added Trixie Garcia. "Please join us in this celebration of Jerry's enduring brilliance."
The broadcast also will include rare Grateful Dead concert footage and video tributes given by Garcia's peers, including Mickey Hart, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Bill Kreutzmann, Carlos Santana, Dave Schools, Keller Williams, 7 Walkers with Bobby Keys and others. David Crosby's moving tribute, "'Cause I’m Missing Him Tonight," penned specifically for the occasion, will be read during the show. Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Anchorman) will take a moment away from his day job to emcee the event. Special guest Bill Walton also will pay tribute to Garcia.
More information is available at www.TRIStudios.com.
Craig Finn and Tad Kubler
Donna Jean Godchaux
Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman