Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: California Brothers (featuring Jerry Garcia) – New York, NY (04/06/87)

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California Bros.
Lone Star Cafe
New York, NY
April 6, 1987 (Monday)

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 101075
(6 tracks, 27:07)
1. tuning [1:47]
2. Teardrops In My Eyes [3:00] [0:38]
3. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke [4:04] [1:43]
4. Drink Up and Go Home [3:46] [1:23]
5. Rosalie McFall [3:27] [0:41]
6. Mind Your Own Business * [5:57] [0:39]

Lineup:
David Nelson: acoustic guitar, vocals
Sandy Rothman: banjo, vocals
Peter Albin: electric bass
Spencer Dryden: drums
(guest) Tom Bekeny: mandolin, fiddle
(guest) Jerry Garcia: electric guitar, vocals
* (guest) Sean Grissom: electric cello

2nd gen AUD cassette (Maxell XLII 90) > Nak D-R2 > Digigram VXpocket v2 >
Sony VAIO Picturebook PCG-C1VPK 24bit/48kHz wav > unknown downsample to
16/44.1 > CD Wave > TLH (FLAC encoding). Transfer by Michael Scottelaro,
track and FLAC by jj.

Sandy’s recollection:
“Jerry came in — it was my understanding that it was after a GD show. He sat up in the balcony with a couple of ladies and listened to probably about
half of our last set. (He had a Black Russian in front of him, a drink he would frequently order and not always finish.) I’d been up there talking
with them before the set; he said he’d come up and play. When we called him up, somebody produced a guitar, a Stratocaster (I think there was an amp
already on the stage), and he came up and played the rest of that set with us. A bluegrass picker from the Bay Area who was going to NYU at the time,
Tom Bekeny, also sat in (for all or part of the night), playing mandolin and some fiddle. Sean jammed with us on the last song; whether he’d played a solo
set earlier, I don’t recall. I’m pretty sure the original tape was made by the Lone Star’s bartender, name unknown, who held up a small cassette deck as soon
as he saw Garcia was going to play.”

Thanks to Mike for graciously transferring the tape and to Sandy for
information and context!

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