Jesse's tribute to the famous team of Hunter & Garcia was a long time coming!
It's been a long, not so strange, trip and he's enjoyed it every step of the way.
But really, it's a trip with no end, because once you've heard the music
of Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, it becomes a part of your soul forever.
We are proud to offer it here.
$15.00 includes s/h
(autographed upon request - please let us know if you want Jesse to sign your copy)
“Your singing voice is like a long-lost brother voice between Jerry Garcia and Dave Nelson. Everyone who knows their work and is fortunate enough to hear this record will know what I mean. What a trio you'd all have made!
The tracks are modest with no intent to overwhelm or impress. There's no daredevil to your mandolin work, just rich and restrained musicality which says what it has to say honestly and inventively. So rare. Your vocal style showed me new ways to hear this material. The singing is steady and strong. Jerry would approve, I'm certain.
I enjoyed the new song we co-wrote, Day by Day. Especially liked the "McReynolds picking" accompaniment,
your signature contribution to bluegrass music.”
~ Robert Hunter Musician /Songwriter / Lyricist / Poet / Author ~ Robert Hunter
“It’s an honor and a thrill for me to be on this project. Fantastic that I was asked to play on it by one of my all-time heroes!! The session was filled with great moments. Pluls the extra added treat of singing with Jesse on the Grand Ole Opry! All I can think is, “Pinch me, is this real?” Both the session and the Opry will always be revered among my greatest experiences.”
~ David Nelson
“After listening, I was reminded of what made Jesse McReynolds a major influence for so many musicians and one of our country’s greatest music legends. His musicianship, singing, and arrangements should be heard by everyone. It is an honor for all of us at Woodstock Records to bring this music to the public.
Thanks to all who have helped keep the flame burning. With this CD it just got brighter and higher!”
~ Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz, Woodstock Records – June, 2010
“Jesse absorbed the gestures of Grateful Dead’s music, then crafted his interpretations complemented by Stu’s masterful guitar work, Tommy White’s steel that evokes and continues Garcia’s, and all the musicians on the project. One favorite of mine is “Loser” – a real winner here.
Did we ever expect to hear Jesse McReynolds singing “Standing on the Moon”? Maybe not, but… here we go!”
~ Sandy Rothman – March 2007
“Jesse McReynolds is an American treasure, and the combination of his voice and mandolin with
Robert Hunter’s lyrics and Jerry Garcia’s music is… wonderful.
~ Dennis McNally (Official historian for the Grateful Dead) - August 2010