The Grateful Dead and its legendary front man Jerry Garcia have long been celebrated as one of
the most groundbreaking bands in rock and roll history and the embodiment of the psychedelic,
counterculture era of the 1960s. Edited by former Grateful Dead publicist and the band’s
authorized biographer, Dennis McNally, and curated with the cooperation of the Jerry Garcia
Family estate, JERRY ON JERRY: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews (Black Dog &
Leventhal) marked the first time these intimate interviews with Jerry Garcia had ever been made available to the public.
In JERRY ON JERRY, Jerry speaks openly about everything from growing up in the San
Francisco Bay Area and his first encounters with early R&B to his thoughts on songwriting,
LSD, the Beats and Neal Cassady, government, religion, movies, and his creative process.
The audiobook edition will allow fans the intimate experience of listening in on candid
conversations spanning decades and a variety of topics. These archival recordings perfectly
capture Jerry’s warm presence, sly wit, and unforgettable laugh, and are further enhanced by the
inclusion of original, previously unreleased live musical recordings courtesy of the Garcia
family, making it a beautiful keepsake package and the ultimate addition to any true fan’s
collection. The vinyl edition will include “Jerry On Playing Music” & “Jerry On Politics” as well as a download code for a free download of the whole audiobook.
JERRY ON JERRY: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews offers a uniquely poignant,
unguarded look at this legendary musician, showing a side of Jerry that even his biggest fans
have not known.
About Dennis McNally
Dennis McNally is an author, historian, and music publicist. He was
the publicist for the Grateful Dead and the band’s authorized biographer. He is the author of the
bestselling history of the band, A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, as
well as the recently published On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural
Freedom and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation & America. He lives in San
For more information about Jerry on Jerry or to schedule an interview with Dennis McNally or
Trixie Garcia, please contact Michelle Aielli at (212) 364-1223 or Michelle.Aielli@hbgusa.com
About Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Hachette Audio is a publisher of a variety of popular genres in audio form, which matches HBG material with talented actors, composers, and producers to find its fullest expression. Their audiobooks are primarily based on material published in print and online by Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown & Company, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, JIMMY Patterson, Hachette Books, Black Dog & Leventhal, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Perseus, and have been recognized for the highest quality of content and production with numerous GRAMMY, Audie, Listen Up! And Earphone awards. Unabridged and abridged titles are available on CD and as digital downloads.
About Wax Audio Group
Wax Audio Group is an independent record label and brand offshoot of the Wax Record Fair (established in partnership with Capitol Music Group in 2015) who specializes in unique vinyl releases for book, music, and lifestyle retail. Wax Audio Group is a brand unit of the WAX family of companies, established in cooperation with Think Indie to produce and distribute unique audio productions for fans of the vinyl format.