Hoddinott’s country, rock and jazz-inflected playing carried the original Kingfish sound, be it twanging away on a country cover by Marty Robbins, soul-noodling on a Bob Weir composition like “Lazy Lightnin’/Supplication,” or artfully propelling Kingfish originals such as “Asia Minor” and “Hypnotize.”
Jerry on Jerry is a collection of previously unpublished interviews, artwork, hand-written notes and rare photos that help to illuminate the man behind the myth. The book begins with a short but sweet foreword by Garcia’s daughter Trixie, whose mother, Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, is also featured in some of the discussions.
Dennis McNally worked as the publicist for the Grateful Dead from 1984 through 1995. McNally was also the Grateful Dead’s official biographer and wrote the bestselling book A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead (Broadway Books, 2001). After Jerry Garcia’s death, he toured with some of the band’s offshoots, including Bob Weir’s Ratdog.