ONLY About~23 - 28 years ago, I was the lead singer/part-time percussionist for a (mainly-mostly) cover band in the redwoods-region called the Dreadful Grapes (our groupies/fans went by the name 'Grape Nuts'!). We had two guitarists - both of whom dosed before each & every show (I did NOT: Someone had to remember (to sing/) the lyrics; Jeff and Nick kept me 'on my toes: there never was a 'set' playlist.... they would jam after a previous song until (just like the Band) a musical sequence/ chord would 'pop up' and I (after dancin' with the audience off-stage) would hafta get back up there and attempt to remember the words ''on-the-fly'': which Wasn't That Easy to do! Just 'You Tubed' my old band's name (wondering if anyone had taped any of our shows): got an ''avant-garde'' fusion jazz-rock band somewhere out there recently: Cool!
When I left Texas in 2007 I lost my band. I was thinking I'd need a name for my new musical project when I was driving through New Providence near Clarksville. I saw a street sign that said Cave Street and it stuck with me.
Six years have passed and in that time I've recorded dozens of songs and soundscapes, some on my own and some with help from friends far and wide. Currently, I'm participating in the National Solo Album Month Challenge.
I wouldn't say that my music necessarily sounds like the Grateful Dead, but without the Dead's influence my music would surely not sound like it does.
Cave Street music is a 'first take' experimental blend of modern folk sensibilities, psychedelic textures, and stream-of-consciousness lyrics.
Immersing yourself in this improvisation-minded music can be like entering another person's dream but leaving before it's finished...
Kodiak, Alaska here
Here's a Cassidy > Other One via digital 8 track September 2013
Multi-instrumentalist Frank Barton lives and records in Kodiak, Alaska. Frank is a veteran musician with over 25 years of live performance experience. Frank's music can be accessed globally at YouTube.com (over 200 songs and live performances) Listeners in the United States can access Frank's music for download at itunes or purchase his compact discs online.
Frank's official Facebook page :http://www.facebook.com/frankbartonmusic907
Frank's official YouTube channel : http://youtube.com/user/frankbartonmusic
Dark Star (April 22, 2013) Kodiak, Alaska http://youtu.be/bN7l8ReA-RE
Playing In the Band (February 2013) Kodiak, Alaska http://youtu.be/UiM2OM_0_wY
Uncle John's Band (April 16, 2010) Hilo, Hawaii http://youtu.be/ofRQQPSccOs
All Along The Watchtower (2013) Kodiak, Alaska http://youtu.be/mB61WJlPp4Y
Jam , All Along The Watchtower, Franklin's Tower, Crossroads, Sara, Badfish
Funky Blue Muskrats (August 7, 2010) Seneca Falls, New York (32:28) http://youtu.be/mB61WJlPp4Y
Hi my name is Chris Dopey,
Im 47. Been writing music since I can remember. I can't say i'm a dead head, but my Aunt did take me to a show as a child. Boy did she get in trouble. Boy did it open my ears. Because of that show I began digging thru her albums much to her dismay. I was blown away, not just by the dead. I found Rare earth the tower of power. These massive jam bands the sound was everywhere. Changed my writing style for life. I no longer heard a single instrument but multitudes in my head. But sadly those weren't the bands I could create at the time so I wrote for 3 and 4 piece bands. Though I still heard the full potential of each song in my head. I always wanted to write a dead song but I could never get that sound. When Jerry Garcia died I was learning box of rain from a song book. I thought it strange when I found out. I was learning a dead song when I got the sad news. So I went to the index of the book. Something happened I can't explain it, the song title began to tell a story. so I grabbed up my guitar and wrote Thank you 26 in 5 minutes. Ever since I wrote it I all ways wanted to get it to the band. Whether they liked it or not wasn't the point. I just wan't them to know how much there music influenced me. So here is my last attempt. And I'm fine with that. Anyone who wan't it can have it for free. Just contact me. and I will email mp3. Here is the the link for the slideshow on youtube. plz don't come after me for photo rights I took them from google images. And I am very poor you won't get much.
Established Dead band in Nashua, NH seeking a keyboardist.
We're ready to play out, just need to add some keys!
I don't play in a band however if I did I would want to play in the band Yarn. They are my favorite band right now. Yarn is an Americana band from Brooklyn NY. They write their own songs and play their own instruments. They play every night of the week for anyone that will listen. You can Download a show from the archive, stream there brand new acoustic album which came out last week, find out where they are playing, read there BIO, or watch them cover the Dead or play an original song at the following links. Just wait to you see Andrew Hendryx play his Electric Mandolin. He makes that little instrument sing. The whole band has so much talent and chemistry.
We believe the world needs more poets! In hopes of keeping the connection alive between The Beats>The Hippies>The Jammers>etc etc Venice Gas House Trolley combines poetry and music into cerebral grooves that spin both body and mind. "If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine..."