Sunday, May 01, 2005

#55: The Grateful Dead

Rolling Stone has been doing their Top 100 Bands. My favorite band of all time was picked #55. They ask current musicians to write about the particular band. They asked Warren Haynes to say a few words. Here's a bit:
Jerry is still one of the few guitarists where as soon as you hear him, you know instantly who it is. As a guitar player, that is the thing I strive for: the distinct, recognizable personality that comes out in every note. There was a humanity in Jerry's guitar work as well as his singing that drew you in. He was a very personal guitarist; he played with more heart and soul than technique. And to me, that's what the best music is made of.
Damn, I miss Jerry and the Dead.

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