Almost 14 years after the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia, the appeal of the Grateful Dead seems as strong as ever, at least in places like Santa Cruz. This week in the Sentinel, we’ll look into the enduring hold the Dead has over its fans, in some cases, fans too young to have had the opportunity to see the Dead in person.
There are several Dead cover bands working in the area, as well as a continually popular biweekly event called the Dead Dance, in which live recordings of old Dead shows are played so people can dance. There’s also guitar teachers teaching Dead material. It looks like the Dead is going to survive us all.
Our story will be in the Friday’s version of the Sentinel.