Eric Thompson took up the guitar as a teenager in Palo Alto, California in the early 1960’s, at a time when very few folk guitarists were playing more than basic rhythm guitar. Among his earliest bands were the Black Mountain Boys (with Jerry Garcia and David Nelson) and Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions. He quickly […]
With cameos from the Hell’s Angels, the CIA, the Beat Poets, the Grateful Dead’s adventures encapsulates the story of counter-culture America itself. We explore this history with Dennis McNally author of A Long Strange Trip: the Inside Story of the Grateful Dead.