we're going by the name The Monterey Jacks.
we're a three piece rock band from California.
when we play live, we've done a few of the Dead's tunes (close to the only covers we do), but rehearsing we're always playing their stuff. stella blue, the eleven (which we do with zeppelin's four sticks, which is in 5 and 6... which adds up to 11!) , loser, deal, mr charlie, the other one, etc... i bought this great fender amp and about a month later learned it was a newer model very similar to something Jerry Garcia used to use. so that's kept me in a good mood for a long time.
you can check us out on myspace HERE
Psilocybin Disciples aka bobdogkid will be jamming with the 5 string theory guitar band and The Qualia Foundation concerning Ineffable Sensory Experience
on Jan 4th, 2009 - in Woodstock, Ga.
-keep u posted on the “I got my banjo back tour—2009…” -
Atlanta get your groove on -put on your bell bottom pants and let's dance!!
Strange Trip is a 5 piece band out of Atlanta, GA. Thier influences include (but not limited to) the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Santana, Phish and Ratdog. Add a little splash of Southern rock and a few drops of country and you've got Strange Trip.
Strange Trip is comprised of veteran rhythm guitarist Allen Peacock (Blue Rufus, Rainbow Zen), bassist Ken Dunn (Simply Southern), guitarist Ryan Kumar, up and coming vocalist Jessica Stanley and drummer Danny Waller (Simply Southern). Peacock,the product of the early '90's Philadelphia music scene, anchors this ecclectic Quintet, whose age range goes from 25 - 40. Dunn & Waller, who bring a southern edge to the table, honed thier skills for many years in the Metro-Atlanta club staple Simply Southern. At the ripe age of 25, Kumar conjurs up thoughts of Jerry Garcia with the technician-like chops of Trey Anastasio. While Stanley adds her heady high harmonies to complete the package.
Check them out at: http://www.myspace.com/strangetrip08
I sing in a Dead band out of Raleigh, NC---we've been together a little over a year now & having a great time so far~ We played 12/28/08 at The Pour House in downtown Raleigh kicking off the New Year a bit early...
Set I acoustic
New Speedway>Spoonful>Smokestack Lightning
Friend Of The Devil
Set II electric
They Love Each Other
Next Time You See Me
Ramble On Rose
Big Boss Man
Cold Rain & Snow
If you want to check us out; the myspace page is myspace.com/betteroffdeadnc
Keep on keepin' on & Hope to see ya on the Golden Road this Spring!
mama mama many worlds i've come since i first left home....
This page has a video of a performance in December of 2008.
I have a request for my fine fellow Dead forum ladies and gents..........
A local public radio station called WYCE who supports local bands has an online vote for their awards ceremony called "The Jammie Awards". This is the 10th year and one of the projects I'm involved with is up for awards in a few catagories, the biggest being a peoples choice for best local album and best new band. The band I'm involved with is called "The Lynn Thompson Band". This year WYCE is doing an online vote for the big award, which The Lynn Thompson Band is up for.
A little backstory on the local music scene here in Grand Rapids is that it has become very cliqueish over the last few years and it's really tough to get gigs and publicity here, especially if the band plays mostly original music. A very select group of bands seem to have a monopoly on the local scene and it would be great to see a total underdog band (such as The Lynn Thompson Band) win.
...........so, if anyone has a couple of spare seconds while browsing this, go to the link below to WYCE and vote for (the) Lynn Thompson Band. If you have multiple email addresses, vote again and urge any friends and family with a spare couple of seconds to do the same.
This is the link.....
I finally have a myspace page any comments and friend requests are appreciated. I've been a Grateful Dead fan or "deadhead" since the mid 80's or so and never could get enough. I'm also a active trader and did some taping of GD and other bands, so if anybody wants to trade that's cool with me. I'm interested in getting some contacts with anybody REAL in the music biz/established recording labels. I'm currently in the process of recording a original pop/rock project that hopefully will be released by summer 2009. Eventually, I will have some original material on myspace but I need to have it applied for copyright before upload. Many thanks in advance to anybody who takes the time to visit my "myspace" (FYI: there is no studio tricks on the recordings, no pitch correction, most tracks recorded live except "If I needed someone" has a overdubbed guitar solo.)
here's the link:
Ursa Minor - Donnie L.
"the warm wet world of analog audio"
I posted on this thread about the band...but just wanted to lay down some links to our newest stuff. We recently 'broke out' "Lazy Lightning" > "Supplication" for the first time. We've been working on it for a good while and I think the rehearsal paid off...you decide. Also another gem from a magical night at The Thunderbird Cafe 11/29/08.
Lazy Lightning > Supplication:
"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
I just wanted to drop a line to you all, that our band LAJ has teamed up with Classic Rock Station CHEZ 106, and we will be donating $1.00 from every copy of our self-titled debut EP sold, to the Doc and Woody CHEO Fund in support of our local Children's Hospital. If you would be interested in supporting our cause, or if you have a minute to check out new material from a new band, please visit www.lajrocks.com. Thank you all for your time!
Mostly, I'm gigging solo, as it's difficult to find musicians who want to play anything but Top-40 Pop-Country, Hip-Hop and Top-40 Pop-Rock here in N. Texas...otoh, there are a lot of gigs for me to play, and some are band-gigs, so for those, I hire a bassist and a percussionist by the gig.
This is nowhere nearly as satisfying as working w/ the same folks every time, and, obviously, one can't really get any serious arrangements or fun improvs happening.
Anyone in the N. Texas area interested in jamming/eventually gigging w/ a 53-yo folk-rocker with a full PA, all the other gear and a lot of gigs to play?