Monthly Archives: June 2007

Dead Symphony: Resurrecting the Dead [Creatie Loafing]

Grateful Dead gets the classical treatment

by Mark Gresham

DIGNIFIED TO DEATH: Lee Johnson dresses up the Dead. (courtesy Jammates Records)

DIGNIFIED TO DEATH: Lee Johnson dresses up the Dead. (courtesy Jammates Records)

Following the mid-1995 death of iconic Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, Atlanta producer and devoted Deadhead Mike Adams envisioned a classical symphonic tribute to the band’s musical legacy. While searching for “a local Mozart” to do the Dead justice, fellow producer Ricky Keller introduced Adams to LaGrange-based composer Lee Johnson. … • READ MORE on Creative Loafing-Atlanta