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Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday

Coming soon on August 3, a very special event will happen at Bob Weir‘s TRI Studios when several musician will gather to perform a free webcast in tribute to Jerry Garcia titled, “Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday.” The live stream will be in high definition and will be presented on the TRI Studios website and on Yahoo! Music on Friday, August 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST.

The artists confirmed to play so far are as follows:

David Crosby has written a tribute specifically for the occasion titled, “‘Cause I’m Missing Him Tonight,” which will be read during the show as well. The webcast should also include rare Grateful Dead concert footage and video tributes given by Jerry Garcia’s peers, including Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Carlos SantanaDavid HidalgoDave SchoolsKeller Williams, the 7 Walkers with Bobby Keys and others. Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Anchorman) will be emceeing the event, which should be amazing. I hope that you all get to watch it live online, and hope to see you in the social networking box on the right side of TRI’s video feed!

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On Saturday, March 24th, The National will join Bob Weir in a free webcast from Weir’s TRI Studios. Dubbed “The Bridge Session,” the event will be an evening of mixed musical genres, political discussion, and a showcase of modern technology. For the show, Scott and Bryan Devendorf of The National assembled a band from within Brooklyn’s independent music scene including Josh Kaufman, Thomas Bartlett, Kyle Resnick, Walt Martin, Conrad Doucette and Samuel Cohen. Their setlist with Bob Weir will include original songs by the Grateful Dead and The National, as well as cover songs with subtle, and not-so-subtle, political messages. Also in attendence will be Grateful Dead lyricist and activist, John Perry Barlow, who will be a panelist in a roundtable discussion that will take place between music sets.

The roundtable between sets will focus on issues that potentially unify people of divergent ideological perspectives – specifically, getting money out of politics and protecting the First Amendment. This roundtable will not be a closed discussion. Fans watching The Bridge Session at home will be able to ask questions to Weir, Barlow and other special guests via Twitter. It is being said that this event aims to “bridge the gaps” between people of various tastes and viewpoints. The name of the event also references TRI Studios’ location just North of the Golden Gate Bridge, and The National’s home base of Brooklyn and its equally famous bridge.

The Bridge Session will be produced by HeadCount, a non-profit organization that promotes voter registration and democratic participation. HeadCount founder Marc Brownstein, a member of the electronic rock band the Disco Biscuits and a Brooklyn native, will serve as emcee. Weir also happens to be on the organization’s Board of Directors.

Along with the world watching online, there will also be an intimate studio audience of benefactors and select media. If you would like to be in attendance as a benefector, you may acquire a ticket, here.

Have fun, and enjoy the show!