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French's Camp on the Eel River

Piercy, CA


Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band

August 29, 1987

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Set List

Set 1

  1. Deep Elem Blues
  2. I've Been All Around This World
  3. Friend Of The Devil
  4. Trouble In Mind
  5. Little Sadie
  6. Diamond Joe
  7. Spike Driver Blues
  8. Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie
  9. I'm Troubled
  10. Ripple

  • Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals

  • John Kahn

  • Sandy Rothman
    mandolin, dobro, banjo, vocals

  • David Nelson
    guitar, vocals

Show Facts

This show has been officially released as "Acoustic on the Eel", bonus disc to the Electric on the Eel box set collection.

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PAUL N GOMEZ | Thursday, March 21st, 2019

This is just great! This was a wonderful show in one of the intimate venues Jeannine and I can remember attending. The acoustic set was inspiring; Deep Elem Blues, Little Sadie, and Ripple. The electric sets were spot on. Forever Young, Get out of My Life Woman, Deal, the Harder They Come, and Tangled Up in Blue. “Smokin'”…John Kahn and Melvin Seals were so impressive…back in the day! The “Good Old Days”, simple, calm, tight. All in attendance had a good time as we remember. We had drove from our then home in Corvallis, Oregon and camped at the Benbow Lake State Recreation Area nearby and went swimming in the Eel after the show. I found a silver gelatin photograph I captured of Jeannine at the campground there, just this afternoon. I was 32 years old and that was 32 years ago! I have tried to submit/upload photos of these since March 15 to no avail…I’ll keep trying…enjoy every day and take good care.

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Miranda Vand | Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Awesome and memorable show! We picked up tickets for these at theCalaveras County Dead shows the week before. There was a campground across the road from French’s and as we were getting set up the evening before two friends from Seattle pulled up and parked in the campsite next to ours. They’d come down on a whim and none of us had expected to be there.

We got the time wrong for the gate opening and were an hour early. So we were near the front of the line and got a great spot up front near the stage. Dr John played an opening set before the JGB.

I was snapping photos. After I got them developed (Remember film processing folks?) I discovered I’d got a great shot of Jerry with a little kid on stage left watching him with rapt attention. I didn’t realize he’d been there until I saw the pic. Perhaps he was a roadie’s kid or…? I’ll dig it out to digitize and post it here.