Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Tribute w/ Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with Wendy Ramsay, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Greg Klyma, Spotted Tiger and Celia Woodsmith

August 01, 2017 7PM
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$18 / 15

On Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, five dynamic acts come together at Passim to celebrate Garcia’s legacy as a songwriter, guitarist, and roots music explorer--with the Grateful Dead and beyond.


JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS, grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, will perform with his duo partner Wendy Sassafras Ramsay. Rodgers interviewed both Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir and is the author of a Homespun video series teaching acoustic arrangements of Grateful Dead songs.

Boston Globe feature on JPR’s Dead guitar workshops:

On 7/30 he will be teaching a Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar workshop at the Passim School of Music. Info and tickets here:

CELIA WOODSMITH is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter known for her work in the bluegrass band Della Mae. She will be accompanied by guitarist Chris Hersch, her bandmate in the roots-rock band Say Darling.


GREG KLYMA is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and seasoned performer. His birth date puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Klyma is an old-school troubadour.


RYAN FITZSIMMONS, in the words of Boston’s Red Line Roots, is “a brutal force of nature on acoustic guitar. Often breaking multiple strings during a performance, he plays with a fire and fierceness that cannot be tamed, or faked for that matter. There is no doubt that Ryan is as enticing a musician as they come.”


SPOTTED TIGER is the Boston-based band led by violist Laurence Scudder and guitarist Erik White, of the Brothers McCann. Together they play an eclectic mix of originals and hand-picked covers.


Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

$18 / 15
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