A lot of folks here are musicians and play in bands. Here's the place to talk about them. What kind of music you play, upcoming gigs, etc.
Hey Mars! Looks like you've got a good thing going up there. I'm in central IN (near Indy). Don't get out much, but sometimes I do get into Indy for a show. Def. hit the Boys in any incarnation wherever they have played around here.
It's funny, to quote the bumper sticker "Weir Everywhere". My kids are always amazed that everywhere I go, someone eventually comments on my Grateful Dead shirt. Anything from a parking lot attendant in Nashville IN, to a teacher at Purdue. We really are everywhere!
I'm from NW Indiana, it wasn't easy finding like minded individuals with the skill set to take on this type of music. Finally came together for me about 3 years ago. I now have 2 bands dedicated to the music of the Grateful Dead. What's real nice, DeadHeads are very supportive of anything Dead related. It's been my most successful musical adventure to date...
The Rusted Strings Band
September 29, 2018 at Two Bill's Tap 9201 E 109th Ave, Crown Point In. 8:30pm-12:30am.
October 26, 2018 at Duffy's Place 1154 Axe Ave, Valparaiso In. 9-1
December 21, 2018 at Wildrose Brewing 1104 E Main St, Griffith In. 8-11
The Lazy Lightning Band
The Whistle Stop Bar and Grill 206 Lincoln St, Porter In.
Every first Saturday each month 8-12
October 6, 2018
November 2, 2018
December 7, 2018
I live in an area much like every other place I have ever lived - very rural. The music is mostly oldies, MoTown, pseudo blues jams, and country western. Guys that play 100 mph over three chords. I know a lot of local musicians, but it always ends up in Creedence and Mustang Sally. If I could find any other Deadheads to jam with, I would surely do so.
I can probably play 2/3? of the GD catalog if I can listen to it and have some bass and drums. Rhythm or lead - I don't care. Not to boast, but I am pretty darn good at it, and SOUND good. I like Alabama Getaway, Althea, One More Saturday Night, and Playin' in the Band, for example. I've done a number of these solo, live, over the past 7 years, but no one ever had any idea of what I was playing. The "acornaxe" refers to a 1973 Guild SC-100 (pictured in profile) with the oak leaves and acorns, that I modded in early '75 after getting some advice and a Hod Rod ceramic magnet kit at the Alembic Store when it was in San Francisco. I added coil splitters and a series switch too (it came with a phase switch). I recently spoke with Rose at Alembic, now in Santa Rosa about "Jerry Tone", and as a result I just got a '65 Fender Dual Showman amp head out of Vermont. I don't "clone" Grateful Dead specifically - I like Jorma and Cippolona too, as well as many, many other bands (like Allman Brothers), but it would be fun to do some Dead Covers because that option is "Dead" around here, in the foothills south of Sacramento. Don't be afraid - I can get a good sound at low volume with a smaller amp, but I do like to have access to the original gear, too. I do get in to Terrapin XR once in a while. Just sayin'.
I play guitar and looking for anyone who wants to play Garcia and other tunes.
Hey now family!
We will be recreating full Jerry Garcia Band Set lists from 1976-1995. Our tour starts in Seattle, WA and goes down to Santa Cruz, CA. We have a special show on March 8th at Club Fox in Redwood City, with special guest Maria Muldaur, joining me on vocals, to recreate a 1978 JGB show, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cats Under the Starts tour. Here is our full tour schedule for the Pacific Northwest. After this, we head to the East Coast for some great shows as well. Please keep in touch with us at www.thegarciaproject.com. Gratitude, and much love. Hope to see you at a show.
2018 Pacific Northwest Spring Tour Dates:
Feb 27 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Feb 28 - Portland, OR - Goodfoot Lounge
March 1 - Bend, OR - Domino Room
March 2 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
March 4 - Winters, CA - Palms Playhouse
March 8 - Redwood City, CA - Club Fox w/ Maria Mauldaur
March 9 - Santa Cruz, CA - Michaels On Main
March 10 - Fairfax, CA - 19 Broadway
I spent a lot of nights in a lot of places with the Jerry Garcia Band, and I’m here to say that I really enjoy what The Garcia Project does with those memories. Mik’s guitar and his and Kat’s vocals stir up some very sweet vibes…some times they almost make me feel like I’m back in, say, 1992 at the Warfield. Check ‘em out. — Dennis McNally, former publicist for the Jerry Garcia Band
“The Garcia Project was on point with the whole experience and it didn’t seem like a cover band more like a mirrored band…they are just as real as the Jerry Garcia Band. “
– Buffalo FM Review
“If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you are at a Jerry Garcia Band show.”
– ecoLocal Magazine
“In order for a tribute band to be successful, fans need to look at them as the authority on the artist they are emulating. The Garcia Project pulls it off effortlessly. Go see them live …The Garcia Project is the whole package.”
– Jim Gilbert, Upstate Live
“”Deadicated“ to carrying on the music and vibe of Jerry that so many still carry in their hearts.”
– Albany Times Union
The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another. It’s The Garcia Project.
This is really an interesting thread wherein some can showcase his/her talent.
moved here because it's a demo of original work.