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Bob Weir's Live Webcast For Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday Adds Indie Rockers to Lineup

Mill Valley resident and ex-Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has added new musicians to celebration, including artists from Vampire Weekend and The Hold Steady, to the roster of the free webcast tribute streaming live on August 3rd.

Bob Weir will join forces with a vast array of musicians on August 3 to celebrate what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday. The concert, titled “Move Me Brightly,” will be broadcast for free in HD video from Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael. 

Weir's TRI Studios announced today that Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady, Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend and former Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Band vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux will join this historic one-time musical event. 

Previously announced participants include Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Jeff Chimienti, Tom Petty and Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont Tench, and Jonathan Wilson.

The additional performers are a testament to Garcia's lasting influence on contemporary music. From indie-folk to indie-rock, Garcia has left an imprint on the minds of many contemporary artists.

Mill Valley resident and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir . The state-of-the-art studio has the capacity to stream HD audio and video directly to the internet, creating a virtual venue where music fans can enjoy performances from just about anywhere. Every show at TRI is directed, filmed and mixed live in real-time, making each performance unique.

You can find out more information about the event and watch it live on the TRI Studio website or Yahoo. The show begins at 6:30pm on August 3rd. 

Check out the videos of Vampire Weekend and The Hold Steady for a preview of the rocking to come.

Josie poppy August 01, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Happy birthday, Jerry G., jp RN xx

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