As Deadheads everywhere marked the “Days Between” the August 1st, 1942 birth of Jerry Garcia and his passing on August 9th, 1995, the SiriusXM Grateful Dead Channel (Ch. 23) has welcomed a string of high-profile guest hosts including Billy Strings, Margo Price, John Mayer, and more to play a selection of their favorite Garcia/Dead tracks, recount their own stories and memories of getting on the bus, and offer musings about Jerry, the Dead, and the legacy of the music they created.
In addition to John Mayer, who spent the last eight years touring stadiums with Dead & Company; bluegrass firebrand Billy Strings, who has collaborated with various members of the Dead and has never been shy about his love for the band (“teet” capacity aside); and modern-day country music outlaw Margo Price, who has long embraced—and been embraced by—the world of the Grateful Dead, 2023 Days Between guest hosts have included TV personality and avowed Deadhead Andy Cohen and guitarist Tom Hamilton, who regularly interprets the band’s music with the likes of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Billy & The Kids.
Fans can revisit the guest-hosted Days Between specials on-demand via the SiriusXM app. To listen, download the SiriusXM mobile app, search for “Grateful Dead,” and tap the “Grateful Dead Channel Guest DJ” option in the “Shows and Episodes” menu.
Long live Jerry Garcia. Long live the Grateful Dead. Happy listening…