About Us

Welcome to Jerrybase, a database of Jerry Garcia's musical activities.

Since the demise of The Jerry Site in 2014, and notwithstanding the awesome text setlists supplied by GDsets.com, we have wanted a site that would allow more playing around with data about Jerry Garcia's musical life. We began with Joe Jupille's files, compiled over more than two decades of immersive research, supplying metadata for every known Garcia musical event 1965-1995. Along with notes and narrative from his blog Jerry Garcia's Middle Finger. Jerrybase underpins Joe's in-progress book Fate Music: Jerry Garcia's Musical Life Beyond the Grateful Dead. Please send any corrections, deletions, amendments, recollections, impossible stories or other information about Garcia's non-GD projects to him at fatemusicjg@gmail.com.

Justin Mason supplies and maintains the Grateful Dead data. Over the last 10 years, Justin has worked to build an SQL database of updated and corrected Grateful Dead set lists. He used the available recordings found on archive.org, and collaborated with Grateful Dead experts like Corry Arnold as well as leveraging the information on circulating recordings from etree, in his Listen To The Music Play book project . Any corrections or questions about the Grateful Dead set lists can be sent to justin@gratefuldeadbook.com.

Brian Miksis researched and co-produced the official releases Hart Valley Drifters and Before The Dead , filling a void in studying Jerry's formative folk and bluegrass years. He continues work on The Folk Scare, his documentary film capturing Garcia and other Bay Area luminaries during those early years. Brian has contributed data to add the years 1961-1965 and will be caretaker of changes and additions going forward. Please reach out to him at folkscarefilms@gmail.com.

David Minches is responsible for the releases section of Jerrybase. He and Joe have shared their love for Jerry's music for over 3 decades. Send any feedback on the releases to him at @dmin214 .

@mrcompletely helps with feature design. @DanBryant5 is our video admin. @InstituteJerry is responsible for the technical stuff. Please send him feedback, bug reports, feature requests, or other comments to admin@jerrybase.com.

Beyond the principals, the site reflects the passion, hard work and dedication of countless researchers over many years, in particular Deadbase, which for many of us provided our first peek into the depths of the well.

Please visit the links page to go direct to the source for those whose work remains online, and always keep a thought out for the intrepid folks who began keeping setlists and chronicling the scene in the pre-internet age. We stand on the shoulders of all of them, and all of you who contribute.

We will continue to improve and develop this labor of love. Please be in touch!