“What makes these versions so stirring–and a listener certainly doesn’t need to be a believer to appreciate their message–is the conviction these musicians and singers put into their covers…Jerry would have dug it.” – Jeff Tamarkin, Relix Magazine
“Jerry Garcia would no doubt be moved to hear their collective efforts on …The Spiritual Songs He Performed, so much so he’d probably want to participate himself?!” – Doug Collette, Glide Magazine
“Bondy on guitar and vocals, who founded The Garcia Project, is the anchor of the album, providing, along with his bandmates and Muldaur, a sense of continuity from track to track. Crosby is key as well, with piano and organ being calling cards of gospel music. The slinky “Who Was John” (dedicated to late JGB bassist John Kahn) benefits from Crosby’s subtle Hammond work, while the bluegrass ballad “Drifting Too Far From The Shore” showcases his stately grand piano, as well as Jolliff’s mandolin and right-as-rain harmony vocals by Muldaur and Walkerson.” – Michael Lello of Highway 81 Revisited.
A loving tribute album to Jerry Garcia and the spiritual songs he performed. Produced by Maria Muldaur and The Garcia Project featuring some of Jerry Garcia’s bandmates including Maria Muldaur, Peter Rowan, Jacklyn LaBranch, and Buzz Buchanan.
1 Mighty High 4:40
2 Cold Jordan 2:25
3 Gomorrah 6:26
4 Who Was John 5:28
5 I’ll Be With Thee 5:11
6 Drifting Too Far From The Shore 5:36
7 Strange Man 4:04
8 The Magnificent Sanctuary Band 3:28
9 Throw Out The Lifeline 4:06
10 Sisters and Brothers 4:55
11 I Hope It Won’t Be This Way, Always 3:58
12 Palm Sunday 2:18