A newly mastered Jerry Garcia Band live recording of “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” is released on Christmas Eve as a gift to fans as 10,000 free digital streams
SAN FRANCISCO — Dec. 24, 2019 — For this holiday season of giving and love, Jerry Garcia Music Arts will combine the two in a musical gift with legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia’s fans in mind. Garcia’s rendition of soul and country music pioneer Solomon Burke’s soulful classic, “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love,” will be offered as a holiday gift to the community this Christmas Eve on multiple digital platforms. The August 10th,1991 live recording was mastered by Joe Gastwirt, a highly acclaimed audio engineer, who Garcia referred to as a “whiz kid” in a 1987 WNEW interview. Joe has mastered a variety of music from several brilliant artists such as the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Yes, and Crosby, Stills Nash and Young.
The song “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love,” written in 1964 by preacher and singer Solomon Burke, songwriter and record producer Bert Berns and music journalist Jerry Wexler, is about the virtues and gifts of love. It has been recently in the spotlight as the central song in the 2019 Amazon holiday commercial and was on the soundtrack for the 1980 musical comedy film “The Blues Brothers.” Earlier this year, the song was released by Round Records on CD and vinyl as part of the Jerry Garcia Band Live “Electric on the Eel” album.
“We’re honored to help present a gift of my father’s music this Holiday Season,” said Keelin Garcia, president/founder of Jerry Garcia Music Arts. “His music lives on for all to enjoy and celebrate.”
In addition, a fine art element of this project features a limited-edition release of a Jerry Garcia pen and ink drawing titled, “Merry Christmas.” This whimsical piece, a cheerful drawing of jolly Saint Nick and a reindeer is watercolored by Jerry’s youngest daughter, Keelin.
The piece will be available to the public online at the Terrapin Gallery throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas.
The visual art component will benefit Vanessa and Jorma Kaukonen’s Psylodelic Gallery. The piece is available to the public online at the Terrapin Gallery throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas. The Psylodelic Gallery housed in a revitalized grain silo is located at the Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, Ohio. The Gallery celebrates the music, art, culture, and literature of the 1960's, while tracing important events and movements of the psychedelic era. It houses Jorma Kaikonen’s personal collections of artifacts, photographs & posters from his long career as a musician from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna.
A permanent collection of Jerry Garcia’s fine art is featured at the Psylodelic Gallery.
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Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC is a mission-based arts and music entertainment services company inspired by the legendary musician and artist Jerry Garcia.