SAN FRANCISCO – In the spirit of the holiday season, the Jerry Garcia Music Arts label has re-released an instrumental rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”
The recording originates from a concert performed by Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia and mandolinist great David “Dawg” Grisman on December 7, 1991, at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. The Garcia/Grisman ensemble played the traditional English Christmas carol, which dates back to the 15th century, live on only three occasions.
The song will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Gracenote, iHeartRadio, MediaNet, VerveLife, Deezer, Napster, Tidal, Shazam and 7digital.
Additionally, the song is being presented with a new edition of a cheerful Garcia pen and ink holiday-themed drawing titled “Merry Christmas.” The piece can be found online in the Terrapin Gallery and is featured in an art collection curated by Jerry Garcia’s daughter, Keelin Garcia and his wife Manasha Garcia.
A portion of the art and music proceeds will be donated to charity.