GarciaLive Volume Ten: May 20th, 1990 Hilo Civic Auditorium due for Feb. 23rd release!

We are pleased to announce the tenth installment of GarciaLive due for release on February 23rd and available for pre-order at Garcia Family Provisions! GarciaLive Volume Ten documents the Jerry Garcia Band’s May 20th, 1990 performance at the Hilo Civic Auditorium in Hawaii. On the heels of a diabetic coma in 1986, Bill Kreutzmann encouraged Jerry to find peace and healing in the pristine blue waters of the Big Island’s reef system. What was initially a hobby became a passion for Garcia as he later publicly advocated for the protection of Hawaii’s natural areas and directed earnings from this show, held in the modest Hilo Civic Center, to The Ocean Recreation Council of Hawaii. 

In this relaxed setting complete with leis on stage, it’s no wonder that the music from this show shines so brightly – both in Garcia’s strong vocals and guitar playing but also the joie de vivre setlist spanning some of Jerry’s favorite corners of popular music – Dylan, Motown, Reggae, and Rock & Roll. Spurred on by the ever steady rhythm section of Dave Kemper and John Kahn, the Garcia band this night seemed to pull out all the stops complete with the celestial sounds of Melvin Seals’ organ and the background vocals of Gloria Jones and Jacklyn LaBranch. 

The sum of these parts that defined the 1990s Garcia Band sound would make for a magical Sunday night that first kicked off with the Holland-Dozier-Holland favorite “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” followed by an idyllic “They Love Each Other.”  Sprinkled in throughout the night are five Dylan covers including powerfully delivered vocals on versions of “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “Forever Young,” and a positively soaring “Tangled Up In Blue” as the encore. Along the way, covers like “Stop That Train,” “Waiting For A Miracle,” and “Evangeline” ably accent originals like “Deal” and “Run For The Roses.” 

GarciaLive Volume Ten: May 20th, 1990 Hilo Civic Auditorium is now available for pre-order at Garcia Family Provisions in advance of it’s February 23rd release date. The 2-CD set or digital downloads are available on their own or bundled with an exclusive t-shirt and/or a limited edition screen print by Nathaniel Deas signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 500.


1.) How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
2.) They Love Each Other
3.) Tough Mama
4.) Like A Road Leading Home
5.) Run For The Roses
6.) The Way You Do The Things You Do
7.) My Sisters And Brothers
8.) Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
9.) Deal

Disc Two:

1.) The Harder They Come
2.) Forever Young
3.) Stop That Train
4.) Tore Up Over You
5.) Tears Of Rage
6.) Evangeline
7.) Waiting For A Miracle
8.) That Lucky Old Sun
9.) Tangled Up In Blue