Jay Blakesberg Announces Photo Book ‘Jerry Garcia: A Secret Space Of Dreams’


Renowned rock photographer Jay Blakesberg announced the release of a new book, Jerry Garcia: Secret Space Of Dreams. The new hardcover photography book due on October 15 features written passages from Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools, Grateful Dead historian David Gans and Garcia’s daughter Trixie Garcia.

The book also contains quotes from Grateful Dead “core four” members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart as well as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, David Crosby, Jim James, Carlos Santana, Trey Anastasio, Robert Hunter, Jackie Greene, Jorma Kaukonen, David Grisman and more. The foreward was written by Dead & Company‘s John Mayer.

“I’ve always said that musicians play like they are, and in the case of Garcia, his performances serve as a detailed map of a man, his intentions, his desires, and his impressions of the world around him,“ Mayer writes. “And going by that map, Garcia was a lovely, mighty soul. I never met him and will never understand the loss of those who did, but the vast archive of his music amounts to the makings of a starry night sky that turns listeners into explorers.”

Jerry Garcia: Secret Space Of Dreams traces the last third of the iconic Grateful Dead guitarist’s life through a number of candid photos beginning with the first Dead show a teenaged Blakesberg photographed at Giants Stadium in 1978. The book then follows Jerry’s life up until his tragic death in 1995. Preorder Jerry Garcia: Secret Space Of Dreams here.