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David Gans, author, musician, and host of The Grateful Dead Hour and Tales from the Golden Road
"Merl Saunders and Jerome, as Merl called him, started playing together in small clubs in San Francisco and were accompanied by some of the best side men available and they were always on the lookout for for new talent to work and play with. Mike Lawson befriended Merl and had a long and productive musical friendship - Merl and Jerry both would be very pleased to hear that their arrangements and music continue in the band called Hooteroll? with Mike Lawson at the head - he too finds the best to play with."
Boots Jaffee (Merl's right hand man for nearly three decades and pyro-man from Grateful Dead Movie)