Since 2012 Pure Jerry has had one goal: to bring life and spirit to the music we all love, Garcia. What began as the group motto has become a vision as well as the Pennsylvania band's marquee name. For the members of Pure Jerry, it remains all about playing great Garcia songs, pure and simple. Led by veteran jam musician Michael Morrow, the band explores a vast and classic songbook, showcasing versatile and fierce musicianship, and renowned signature vocals, uncanny, haunting and unmatched.
"It sounded so good. The voice and playing really took me back."
— Melvin Seals, Jerry Garcia Band leader
A powerful group that can switch from early Keystone era material to classic 90s Jerry Garcia Band shows, Pure Jerry plays classic albums and shows in their entirety as well as the occasional Grateful Dead Garcia tune and does it all with a passion and energy that is first class. Led by Michael's soaring Garcia style runs, the band can instantly turn a magical corner, jamming in and out of the best songs imaginable. With a combined lifetime of Grateful Dead experience and pedigree, Pure Jerry lets the music do the talking.
"The finest singer we auditioned. Blown away."
— Dark Star Orchestra
Pure Jerry has headlined many festivals including Kind Roots 5, Soupergroove, Goodtimes Getdown, Groovelink Harvest, Opple Topple, Who Hill Family Campout, as well as many large venues like New Year's Eve at Triumph Brewpub in New Hope, DE, World Cafe at the Queen in Wilmington, DE, Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA, and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia where they teamed up with good friends Box Of Rain for a sold out performance on Garcia's birthday, August 1 in 2014. Pure Jerry brings the authentic sounds of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, expertly weaving between the iconic musicians' many styles and eclectic song selections.