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Time for a Hooteroll?

Jan 15, 2018 | Posted by: Hooteroll?

Hooteroll? focuses on the early solo efforts of Jerry Garcia and his collaborations with various musicians over the years, largely focused on his work with Merl Saunders, and their seminal Keystone performance era. Pulling from those works, plus their groups Legion of Mary, Reconstruction, and Garcia's solo efforts with Jerry Garcia Band (JGB), Hooteroll? delivers a well-rounded look at and listen to the music they loved to play. Listen to Hooteroll? Radio to stream selections from recent performances!

"From the inside, Mike Lawson (with Hooteroll?) is preserving the legacy of our father's musical heritage. The collaborations with Garcia were a special time in their evolution. Thanks to Mike, future generations will be able to experience the music as a fan, with Hooteroll? faithfully recreating the vibe my father instilled in those songs.

Merl Saunders Jr.

"Jerry Garcia wrote great songs and had a great ear for other people's songs. Hooteroll? follows that wide, deep path through a wonderland of musical styles with a style and grace of their own."

David Gans, author, musician, and host of The Grateful Dead Hour and Tales from the Golden Road

"Merl Saunders and Jerome, as Merl called him, started playing together in small clubs in San Francisco and were accompanied by some of the best sidemen available and they were always on the lookout for new talent to work and play with. Mike Lawson befriended Merl and had a long and productive musical friendship - Merl and Jerry both would be very pleased to hear that their arrangements and music continue in the band called Hooteroll? with Mike Lawson at the head - he too finds the best to play with."

Boots Jaffee (Merl's right-hand man for nearly three decades and pyro-man from Grateful Dead Movie)

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