Fate stomped all over Moby Grape, but Tacoma guitar god Jerry Miller is still rocking and rolling with the punches

Tacoma musician Jerry Miller was a guitarist, songwriter and singer in the influential but ill-fated Bay Area rock group Moby Grape. Miller, who played the Monterey Pop Festival with the band in 1967, returned to his hometown in the 1990s. Miller is playing a customized Gibson guitar he has owned for 60 years and named Beulah. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Tacoma musician Jerry Miller was a guitarist, songwriter and singer in the influential but ill-fated Bay Area rock group Moby Grape. Miller, who played the Monterey Pop Festival with the band in 1967, returned to his hometown in the 1990s. Miller is playing a customized Gibson guitar he has owned for 60 years and named Beulah. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Jerry Miller has done it all without the least trace of bitterness or self-pity. You could say he’s the embodiment of the true spirit of the 1960s, when our best artists gave us plenty of ideas to think about, but didn’t tell us what to think.

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