Synopses & Reviews
These never-before-published interviews with Jerry Garcia reveal his thoughts on religion, politics, his past and personal life, and his creative process. Jerry on Jerry provides new insight into the beloved frontman of the Grateful Dead in time for the 50th Anniversary of the band.
Released by his estate and made available to the public for the first time, these are some of the most candid, intimate interviews with Jerry Garcia ever published. Beginning in 1973, Dennis McNally, the Dead's publicist and biographer, recorded seven hours of unedited tape on which Jerry speaks openly about everything from his euphoric encounter with early R&B to hating himself for voting for Johnson in the '64 election. Jerry of Jerry destills the most poignant, unguarded moments of these conversations, showing a side of Jerrry that even his biggest fans have not known. In addition, the estate is releasing more than 100 photographs and ephemera to be included throughout the book.
About the Author
Dennis McNally is an author, historian and music publicist. He was the publicist for the Grateful Dead and the band's authorized biographer. He is the author of the bestselling history of the band, A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, as well as the recently published On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation & America. He lives in San Francisco.