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Biography

The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band was formed by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. They played a number of concerts in 1987 and subsequently released one live album (Almost Acoustic - 1988).

Band members included:
Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
David Nelson - guitar, vocals
Sandy Rothman - mandolin, dobro, banjo, vocals
John Kahn - bass
Kenny Kosek - fiddle
David Kemper - drums

The band made their first public appearance at The Fillmore on March 17, 1987 at a benefit concert. They also played the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for a two-week Broadway run, then continued with appearances at The Warfield in San Francisco and the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Other performances included the Electric on the Eel concert, the Creating a Better Future benefit in Marin County, California, as well as appearances at the Cotati Cabaret (an exclusive club in Sonoma County, California), and the Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University.

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