Turns out, Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia hasn't let his death last year hold him back. You can still hear him in the mellow sounds of the Furthur Festival, a touring concert extravaganza that will visit 31 cities this summer. Furthur--a reference to the destination posted on Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters bus--features former Dead guitarist Bob Weir's countrified-blues group Ratdog as well as former Dead drummer Mickey Hart's percussive world-beat ensemble Mystery Box. (The lineup also includes Hot Tuna and Los Lobos.) Crowds at the shows range from teens to 60-year-olds, but most are under 30. Weir makes clear his...

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