Coinciding with the birthday of legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, a new label named after the musician has launched thanks to Garcia family members Keelin Garcia and Manasha Garcia.
Jerry Garcia Music Arts is billed as a “mission-based music and arts entertainment services company” and will release both music and fine art, with a portion of the proceeds from the endeavor going to charity.
The organization has also offered up a limited number of free downloads of Garcia’s solo acoustic performance of “Ripple” at his 1982 show at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. The recording, remastered by longtime Garcia engineering collaborator Joe Gastwirt, will also be available on streaming services in the future.
Along with the song’s release, Jerry Garcia Music Arts is offering a limited-edition gliclée of Garcia’s “Ripple” painting (below) via the Terrapin Stationers Gallery, with a portion of the proceeds going to support ocean preservation, one of Garcia’s environmental passions.
Learn more about Jerry Garcia Music Arts at the company’s website.