We have been hard at work on the Jerry Garcia Collection for almost three years and in that time, those close to us have heard the stories about how graciously we were permitted to access a treasure trove of Jerry's art to build for the collection.
While we were doing that, we came across writings of Jerry and also special items that just really blew us away - several of those items were setlists he wrote before a performance. When we held them in our hands we were all very silent - it was like "what was Jerry thinking when he wrote this that night?", in other words, for us it felt for a moment that we were a little closer to the spirit that is Jerry - because he wrote this setlist, and this is what he was feeling and wanted to play that night.
Every time we told this story we never really shared these until now. This week a few friends told us we needed share them with his fans.
So here, for the first time, is an original scan done by us of one of Jerry's handwritten setlists:) We get a little emotional when we look at this and think about the thoughts behind it - we hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.
Peace and Happy 4th!
The Jerry Garcia Collection