Listen To Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Cover ‘(I’m A) Road Runner’ On Forthcoming ‘GarciaLive’ Release


The next installment of the long running Jerry Garcia live archival series GarciaLive will be issued on July 28 via Round Records/ATO Records. GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11th, 1974 – Keystone Berkeley features an official recording of a previously uncirculated show at the legendary Keystone in Berkeley from 1974. Grateful Web recently premiered audio of “(I’m A) Road Runner” from the forthcoming release.

Garcia was joined at the show featured on Volume Nine by keyboardist Merl Saunders, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, multi-instrumentalist Martin Fierro and bassist John Kahn. The set contains covers of The Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come,” Thigpen/Marion/Banks’ “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and more as well as a take on Fierro’s “La La.”

“(I’m A) Road Runner” was written by the team of Holland-Dozier-Holland for inclusion on Junior Walker & The Allstars’ 1966 Motown album Road Runner. Garcia performed the song with a variety of solo projects over the course of his career. Stream “(I’m A) Road Runner” from GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11th, 1974 – Keystone Berkeley:

Various packages are available for pre-order here.

GarciaLive Volume Nine Tracklist

Disc One/Set One

  1. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
  2. La La
  3. It Ain’t No Use
  4. Mystery Train

Disc Two/Set Two

  1. The Harder They Come
  2. Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)
  3. It’s Too Late
  4. (I’m A) Road Runner
  5. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down