Thursday, July 28, 2005

Cosmic Charlie Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash


From Online Athens:

Not that Dead

In some ways, Dead is dead. But in other ways, Dead is alive. In other words, even if the Grateful Dead's founding father Jerry Garcia is no longer around, his memory surely is surviving, as are his fans. On Aug. 1, Garcia, who died in 1995, would have turned 63, and some of the fans who hold that day dear are Cosmic Charlie, Athens' own Dead tribute band who aim to celebrate the life of one of the jam band scene's greatest influences.

On Monday, Cosmic Charlie will throw their annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash - and at the same time, mark the band's own sixth anniversary together. Formed in 1999, Cosmic Charlie are one of the only Grateful Dead tribute bands in the country that has toured nationally. They even performed on stage with members of the Dead "family," including Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick, Ratdog/Other Ones guitarist Mark Karan and "Grateful Dead Radio Hour" host David Gans.

The show Monday will feature two sets, the first a rare acoustic set from the band.

For more information,
visit Cosmic Charlie's Web site

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Cosmic Charlie
When: 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1
Where: Georgia Theatre, 215 N. Lumpkin St.
Cost: $7 at the door
Call: (706) 549-9918

From Journal Now:

Thursday, July 28
A PARTY FOR JERRY'S KIDS: Cosmic Charlie, a band well versed in all things Grateful Dead, will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Cat's Cradle in honor of Jerry Garcia's birthday. It doesn't matter that Garcia's actual birthday is Aug. 1. And it doesn't even matter that Captain Trips won't be around to celebrate, as he died some time ago. What does matter is that Uncle Jerry and The Dead live on through countless memories of countless shows captured on countless tapes that are traded endlessly among Deadheads, followers of the Grateful Dead, also known as Jerry's Kids. The Dead's penchant for long shows is legend, so expect Cosmic Charlie to play on and on and on and on and on and on. And then the band will play it's second number. Man.




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