Mission Statement

Grateful Guitars is a 501-c3 nonprofit that obtains world-class musical instruments for talented players who seek to carry on the tradition of jam band music into the 21st century and beyond. We identify musicians who thrive in live settings and we secure the gear they need to reach their fullest musical potential. Through the powerful connection between the skilled player and the highest quality instrument, our aim is to ensure that jam band music thrives for generations of live music fans.

Additionally, Grateful Guitar Foundation board members share actual and replica Grateful Dead instruments and gear from their personal collections with players in the community. We are also rolling out a program seeking to support music instruction in schools to seed the next generations of talented players in the Bay Area and beyond.

Our Board Members

Andy Logan is the founder and president of Grateful Guitars. He is also a psychotherapist operating a practice in Woodside, CA. Previously, Andy worked in high-tech marketing for successful start-ups, S3 Incorporated and NVIDIA Corporation. Andy has shared his expertise as a volunteer as board chair of Phillips Brooks School and is a board member for Fit Kids, a non-profit that provides fitness for under served youths. He’s Executive Producer of the films Andy Irons: Kissed By God (2018) and The US Generation Documentary (2017) and for Alex Jordan’s debut album, The Subtle Exhibitionist (2020). He is currently producing a documentary on the musical legacy of the Grateful Dead. He’s produced several concerts, including Merry Jerry, which provides funding for Jerry Day. He’s steward of Jerry Garcia’s Alligator and Martin D-28 and has a large collection of gear and has privately donated instruments to several pro players and jam bands. He’s also an avid surfer and is passionate about his family, environment, social justice, writing, and live music.
Nate Bidner grew up in Rochester, NY, a town which is known for being well-steeped in the music of the Grateful Dead. This is where Nate’s life was changed after attending his first Garcia Band show in 1991. From there, Nate attended 25 Grateful Dead and Garcia Band shows until 1995, and has since attended as much live Grateful Dead related music as possible, including several hundred Dark Star Orchestra shows since 2000. Now residing in Denver, CO, Nate is an avid collector of Grateful Dead instruments and those inspired by the Grateful Dead, owning two of Bob Weir’s guitars in addition to Weir’s long-played, and now restored, Godzilla amplifiers. Nate applies an obsessive attention to detail in recreating Grateful Dead replica gear and owns over 50 such instruments, in which he enjoys sharing with local and touring musicians passing through Colorado. In terms of his career, Nate has worked in the financial services industry for 23 years, and currently serves as the Executive Director, and Head of Equity Planning at Morgan Stanley.
Michael Fugazzotto is a Managing Director at Omnicom, a New York based global marketing communications firm. Michael is a firm believer in the power of music to bring people together. He holds a B.A in Economics from St. Lawrence University. He currently resides in San Anselmo, CA. He joined Grateful Guitar’s board in 2018.
Becky Logan
Becky (Davidow) Logan was an elementary school teacher and an independent tutor for students in elementary, middle, and high school. She also taught parent education on topics from diversity to sibling conflict and was a facilitator for Love and Logic parenting programs. She holds a BA Fine Arts from St. Lawrence and is currently a photographer at Becky Logan Photography. Additionally, she is a former trustee at Phillips Brooks School and a current trustee at Crystal Springs Uplands School.
Parke Logan, older brother to Andy Logan, has been a lifelong music lover. Music discovery began early when he purchased his first album, The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night, at age 8 and continues to this day. His musical journey eventually led him to discover the counterculture music of the late 1960’s. Parke counts himself among the fortunate many who were able to witness the magic of The Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band over 90 times before August of 1995. He continues his passion for live music, frequently seeing shows that bring Rock’n’roll fans together all over the Northeast. Parke fervently believes in the healing power of music, community, and that “without love in the dream, it will never come true.”

Parke is a retired progressive educator who taught at The Mead School in Stamford, CT, for eighteen years. His passion for music is only surpassed by his desire to help people discover their voice and power to create a personally meaningful life. As a guidance counselor for the final fifteen years of his teaching career, Parke guided hundreds of students on their journey to personal success and emotional stability. Prior to teaching, Parke worked in the investment industry after graduating from Middlebury College in 1989. He currently lives in Darien, CT, with his wife, and his two adult children visit often. His daughter, a Mathematical Sciences major, is a college senior and his son is an accomplished guitarist and drummer currently living in Brooklyn.

From doing sound and lights for bands in college, Jim evolved into a taper during the analog / digital transition – recording over a hundred shows from popular jam bands.
Professionally, Jim built and sold multiple startups in the creator space, including an early YouTube network to Discovery and the leading collection of events in the space – VidCon – to Paramount.

Jim also led editorial and ops at cable networks, event companies, magazines, and digital publishers, including PC Magazine and TechTV.

Jim currently writes the popular weekly newsletter “Inside the Creator Economy” on LinkedIn, produces, speaks and moderates at global events and works with several startups in the creator space. He also sits on the board of multiple startups and San Francisco’s PBS station KQED.

Sanjay Morey first and foremost is a huge music lover and avid guitar player. Professionally, Sanjay is a Co-Founder of Twin Ridge Capital Management (“TRC”), a private equity firm focused on investing in family-owned food and food-related businesses. Mr. Morey is also the Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Twin Ridge Capital Acquisition Corp., a publicly listed special acquisition company sponsored by TRC. Prior to founding TRC, Mr. Morey was a senior executive at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) focused on retail and consumer investments. Mr. Morey holds a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Sanjay is also on the board of FitKids and the UCLA Board of Visitors.
Mike is a marketing and communication professional who’s 25-year career has been focused on Brand Strategy and Integrated Communications, originally within the Young & Rubicam network and more recently at Hub Strategy & Communications, where he joined as President in 2018.  At Hub, the bulk of Mike’s time and efforts are spent helping start-up companies and emerging brands succeed in their respective markets.

Music has always been a big passion and an integral part of Mike’s life.  Whether it’s playing, performing, the thrill of discovery, or just the spontaneous magic that happens when musicians get together, Mike has a strong philosophical belief that we, as individuals and as a society, are more functional and enriched through the therapeutic power of music.

Ed Reines is passionate about classic rock, live music and especially the Jerry Garcia style. He was fortunate to attend many Grateful Dead and JGB concerts as well as a host of landmark classic rock shows around the globe. Ed is keenly interested in growing Jerry’s legacy and supporting live jam music via Grateful Guitars and beyond.

For his day job, Ed is a trial attorney in the intellectual property field. He is the co-head of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s patent litigation and life sciences practices. He has long taught at Berkeley Law School. Ed graduated from Columbia Law School in 1988 and immediately bee-lined to San Francisco to immerse in the thriving music scene there. He strives to pay that glorious experience forward.

David Meerman Scott
I’m a massive live music fan, having seen over 900 shows, and well over 100 artists since I was a teenager. I was mesmerized by my first Grateful Dead show at 17 years old on January 17, 1979 and was hooked for life. Besides all things Grateful Dead, I’m also a Reggae fan. Notably, in the first and only time I took a camera to a show, I shot the only known photos of Bob Marley’s last concert on September 23, 1980 at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh. Those photos are now famous and have been used in films, are hung in museums, and displayed in the lobby of the Stanley Theatre.

I’m a marketing strategist and author of 13 books including 4 international bestsellers. I co-wrote “Marketing Lessons from The Grateful Dead” (with HubSpot co-founder and owner of Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar Brian Halligan and NBA legend and drummer extraordinaire Bill Walton). I’m the proud owner of Bob Weir’s “No Fun” guitar that was used in about 100 Grateful Dead shows from 1983-1986. I serve as a digital marketing advisor to the non-profits Grateful Dead Archive at University of California Santa Cruz and HeadCount. I also serve as an advisor to Lively, an app where music creators and fans connect, live and in real time for lessons, meet-and-greets, and virtual shows which was co-founded by Mac Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits.

Lars Fredrik “Fred” Strame was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and attended the University of Rhode Island, graduating in 1991 with a degree in economics. Fred has worked for almost thirty years in financial services. He currently serves as Program Manager at Fisher Investments. Fred lives in Foster City and is an avid live music fan. Fred is also passionate about photography and animals.
After graduating from UCLA, Lori worked in sales and marketing until she came to the realization that corporate America just wasn’t her thing. Lori would discover what brings her life the most joy, meaning and fulfillment was nonprofit work.

Lori’s love and appreciation for servant leadership began in college when she became president of UCLA’s undergraduate service organization. Since then, Lori has volunteered for nonprofits ranging from the arts to education to public health. Lori currently works for Giving Back Magazine as their philanthropy editor and has a weekly column “Feel Good Friday” in which she highlights philanthropists and nonprofits that are making a significant, positive difference in our community.

Lori owes so much to UCLA for introducing her to philanthropy and…… to the Grateful Dead! While at UCLA, Lori went to her first Dead Show and from the opening note of “Shakedown Street” she was immediately hooked and knew she had finally found her people. 40 years later, Lori continues to follow the Dead as well as bands who embody their spirit – “I love you more than words can tell.”