What I'm curious about is those folks who went into Furthur skeptical or mostly ignorant of JK. The ones who said Phil and/or Bobby were enough to give the band a chance no matter who is playing the Jerry part.
I'm guessing if they are on this board they've come to appreciate JK to some extent.
Ohhhhhoh, what I want to know is how has the journey been with discovering JK.
You can also tell me if it is okay to eat raw garlic and fart in an elevator, but I usually leave those queries up to other more capable posters.
first time i saw DSO was in the summer of 2005 they killed it i'll never forget how great jk sounded and the filthy things he did to dancin in the streets that night...when i heard about furthur and that he was the lead guitarist, i was ecstatic...his playing was a lot different in DSO than it is in furthur..in DSO he was a jerry clone, an imitation garcia, and he was great at it, he was a beast, and i thought oh wow now this band is going to sound just like the grateful dead this is what i've always wanted..in furthur phil and bob have helped him find his own voice (which is still in development) but it makes him far from a garcia clone...he is just someone stepping up into the shoes of the role of jerry garcia in the music...he does it honorably and humbly, with some of his own creative input..he has participated in a band for me to enjoy that is not and will never be the grateful dead, but will always use their music and essence, because that is what it's all about, phil and bob will take the ride til they can't any longer, and it's pretty obvious that right now, furthur is the option they are both into pursuing ....their sound as a group is getting tighter but at the same time everyone is playing more loosely, really making their jams reach new heights