Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead

Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead

Steve Parish

The untold tale of existence at the highway with the thankful lifeless, written by means of an insider who lived it from the early days to today.

Steve Parish was once by no means one to stroll the straight-and-narrow, even in the course of his formative years growing to be up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as for promoting acid in the summertime of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The event replaced him and after you have out he did his most sensible to stick out of difficulty, securing a task relocating tune gear on the long island nation Pavilion. the 1st express he labored was once a thankful useless live performance in July of 1969 and Parish used to be captivated through the track. A existence probably headed nowhere had all at once discovered its calling as he fell in fast with a band of likeminded misfits who shaped the nucleus of what could be the maximum street workforce in rock 'n' roll history.

Parish traveled to California the place his apprenticeship begun. operating for the band at no cost and studying his craft, Parish received to understand Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and during the years their relationships solid an unbreakable bond. He grew to become very shut with Garcia particularly, appearing as his own roadie and later supervisor for his solo performances and Garcia Band exhibits. He was once there during periods of difficulty (like whilst a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a brand new York inn room), spending hours by means of his bedside whilst Garcia was once in a coma in 1986, and appearing the tasks of top guy at his marriage ceremony. He used to be additionally the final good friend to work out Garcia alive.

Throughout the Dead's historical run, there have been events of biblical share and famous person run-ins with all people from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there has been a depressing facet to existence at the highway and tragedy did not simply strike the musicians.

But Home earlier than Daylight is a narrative of friendship, of track and redemption. it's a piece of tune historical past, one who displays the yankee spirit of event and brotherhood. visible via Steve Parish's eyes and reports, The thankful Dead's wild experience hasn't ever been so revealing.

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