In honor of the day of Jerry Garcia’s passing (Aug. 9), Patti Smith shared a performance of her song “Grateful.” Dedicated to Garcia, the song was written on Aug. 9 25 years ago, the day the late guitarist passed away.
Smith played acoustic guitar for the performance, and she was joined by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith, who played keyboard.
“I wrote the song for Jerry Garcia on his passing day, August 9, 1995, twenty-five years ago. One common wire, one silver thread refers to a strand of Jerry’s hair. Simple and beloved,” wrote Smith in the caption. Check out the performance of the song below!