Phil Lesh had this to say about Jackie Greene when I spoke to him back in 2007: "Jackie's singing and playing is world-class and his songs fit in so beautifully with our stuff."
It's nice to hear how much Jackie took away from that experience playing with Phil Lesh & Friends -- it's been well documented that Jackie wasn't too familiar with the Grateful Dead songbook before Phil asked him to join the band for a while.
On his web site‚ Jackie is offering a free download of The Grateful EP which features three Grateful Dead songs: "Sugaree‚" "New Speedway Boogie‚" and a solo piano rendition of "Brokedown Palace." Give a listen here - sounds great.