hey folks. Long time Deadhead and jazz geek here.
we've got audio of our first CD and a couple of tracks from our new one, and some video of us playing at a hot spot for jam bands in Chicago called The Store.
Hope you like it!
We here at Jerry Rig labs all love playing the Dead's music. We've kept this music in our lives non-stop. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are sometimes starved for the Dead's music. This has only made us hungrier and eager to feast. Like the Dead, we do our share of cover tunes by Dylan, The Band, The Beatles, with names like Dear Prudence, Up on Cripple Creek, and Tangled up in Blue. Our bag of goodies includes about 100 songs now, including over 2 dozen originals written over the past few years.
Inspired by our heroes, we stand on the shoulders of giants. Our music ranges from the airy fun of "Hey Sunshine" to downright anger expressed in "Oceans of Greed". Throw in a few original instrumental jams, like "B9" or "Tonal Solstice Calyx" and you can see it gets pretty deep in here.
Here are the links on the web to our sites:
Our most recent gig at the luscious Horning's Hideout May 23 was an invite only event, enjoyed by a great crowd in near perfect weather.
If you are in the Portland area, we will have a show at Mississippi Pizza Sunday, May 31 at 9 PM.
There is also an unsubstantiated rumour that we are also playing at The Darling Reunion Campground Friday of Oregon Country Faire 2009.
If you are touring through the Portland area, and would like to do a show with us, let us know!
The Passengers is looking for a keyboard player. Vocals would be great as we are vocal/harmonies heavy.
The best thing to do is clink on our link:
Thanks for stopping by.
I've been playin guitar for close to five years now and i think i'm getting good. not to sound cocky. jerry is my hero and i always try to get him in my playing. i especialy like to jam like the dead did(and still do). the songs that they jam like eyes, dark star, truckin, scarlet>fire, china cat>ryder, etc, is what i get off on and if anyone wants to try to put some sort of band together heavy on the dead sound i want do it. having just graduated yesterday and not having a job i think that a band is really the only thing i could do since i really don't have any other talents besides guitar and an obsession with all things dead. so PM me if you read this. I can't travel too far but i can some what.
Happy to see you around!
How are you???
Toni Brown just finished RELIX, The Book: The Grateful Dead Experience. She and guitarist Ed Munson are putting a fall 2009 tour together, and working on next year's festival bookings. For more info, contact Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toni is a singer/songwriter/guitarist, and has toured with many members of the Dead and the extended family. She was publisher of Relix Magazine from 1979-2000, and is active in the music world, not only as a musician, but as a publicist, promoter and is always helping bands get out into the world.
San Francisco based band thats been following the 2009 spring tour in a 1964 IH schoolie
They have been playing the lots. I caught them at the Greensboro, East Rutherford, and Philly shows. If you want to catch a great set they will be in the Denver shake down until the show starts. Awesome!
check them out @ strangefeather.us or search youtube.com for strangefeather (all one word)