Jerry Garcia Music Arts Launches Indie Record Label, Celebrates His Birthday
Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC, a new mission-based music and arts entertainment services company, is commemorating the August 1st birthday of the late great Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia.
To celebrate, the company is releasing a remastered live recording of “Ripple” from the acclaimed guitarist’s 1982 solo acoustic performance at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey. The free single will be made available to fans via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Napster, MediaNet, VerveLife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, and 7Digital.
Garcia’s watercolor, also titled “Ripple,” has been paired with the single and will also be available as a museum-quality, limited-edition giclée via the Terrapin Stationers Gallery.
Although Garcia was likely best known throughout the world as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and composer for the Grateful Dead as well as a prolific visual artist, he was also an avid environmentalist. Several of the musician’s paintings are sea-themed compositions inspired by his scuba diving and family trips to Hawaii, where he actively supported coral reef preservation.
In this spirit, a portion of the proceeds from the “Ripple” art piece will support ocean preservation.
photo: Jerry Garcia, Egypt. Credit: Adrian Boot.