Branford Marsalis on Playing with the Grateful Dead
This material is too late to include in the book, but I relished Branford Marsalis's reflections on playing with the Dead in 1991. Lots of mutual respect along with the virtuosity. And in the Wall Street Journal, no less.
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
I teach humanities and American Studies at San Francisco State University. I've written books about the Grateful Dead, Ramparts magazine, and Carey McWilliams. I also serve as senior literary advisor to the Bay Area Book Festival and won the National Entertainment Journalism Award of Online Criticism in 2013. Bred and buttered in the East Bay, I now live in San Francisco.