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Joined: Oct 12 2008
NYC Dead Cover Band, Halfstep!

Hey folks,

My name is Scott, and I've been a part of Halfstep since it's incarnation in 2004! Check out We play all over Long Island, NYC, and beyond. Aside from paying close detail to arrangements, different versions etc. we also try and emulate tone and the "sound" as much as possible. We are always searching for the sound. Check out the website, sights and sounds available, and have a great day!

Joined: Jun 8 2007
Voodoo Loons on Sirius Satellite Radio

Hey now,
I posted a ways back about my band, Voodoo Loons. Have some fun news to report, especially of interest for those of you who subscribe to Sirius (for the GD channel, perhaps)...

We'll be featured either this week or next on Celtic Crush on Sirius Disorder (ch 33). We got a nice email from host Larry Kirwan (also from the fantastic band Black 47) letting us know that he loved our album Euphobia, that a few tracks have been added to the rotation, and that he was going to feature us on his show. You can also request our stuff by calling 877-33-SIRIUS

Celtic Crush airs on Saturdays from 10am-1pm ET, and on Tuesday nights from 10pm-1pm, Sirius ch. 33, SiriusDisorder.


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Joined: Sep 16 2008

sounds like theCAUSE is one fine band....

nothing left to do but smile smile smile

Joined: Jun 4 2007
bands in va beach area

mountainfire are there any jam - improv bands in va beach looking for a bass player

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Joined: Jul 2 2007
theCAUSE - a Pittsburgh JamBand...

HEY NOW! Well, I'm the guitarist & vocalist for a jamband here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania called theCAUSE. Now, it's not The Cause (as they're a group of well-tattooed, well-body-pierced, spikey-haired individuals, hence the spelling), just so you know... ;)

We play a LOT of Grateful Dead material, as well as some Beatles stuff, Dylan tunes, Phish selections, Janis jams and other assorted goodies, as well as some groovin' original music, too! We've been together almost 5 years (as long as it's been since my last cigarette!) and we're getting tighter each time we play. We only gig about 2x per month, as we're all 40ish and have day-jobs, but we do rehearse every Wednesday night. It's a bunch of fun.

You can visit our website at if you like.

Our next show is at McGrogan's Taproom in Canonsburg, PA (home of Bobby Vinton & Perry Como, baby!) - a nice, little joint with a great beer selection & WONDERFUL pizza. Always a good time there. It's the smallest place we play - other than our practice room!

We are playing on Saturday, November 1st at a great venue in Pittsburgh, P.D.'s Pub. That night ALSO happens to be the night that Rat Dog is playing - just across the bridge about 10 minutes away - at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead. They start at 8, we start at 10. We tried sending an email to their booking agent, but no response. We'd sure LOVE it if Bobby, Mark, Robin, Jeff, Kenny & Jay came out and shared in the after-Rat-Dog-fun! Anyway, that's my pipe dream and I'm holdin' onto it...realistic or not! ;)

Hope you enjoy the tunes on the sitewide's the setlist from our last show:

Saturday 9/6/08 Thunderbird Cafe
with Jill Paone Simmons

SET I: Fee > One More Saturday Night, Son Of A Preacher Man, Brown Eyed Woman,
Next Time You See Me, Ballad Of A Thin Man, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Love Me Like A Man, Bird Song, Mean Mr. Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Cats Under The Stars.

SET II: Oh! Darling, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Wharf Rat > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower, Looks Like Rain, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl > I Need A Miracle > Never Alone*,
I'd Rather Go Blind > Throwin' Stones > Bertha.

ENCORE: Turn On Your Lovelight.

* written by Eric "Pappy" Weingrad

~ Pappy

"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right."

Joined: Aug 30 2008
I play the acoustic guitar.

I play the acoustic guitar. I have been for almost 25 years. I was in band here and there but now just play for the benefit of my daughter and friends & family. I do however play the bass with Hugh Ross's ensamble and on his CD that's upcoming. I am a session bassisst just getting back into the groove so-to-speak. I play a 6-string bass or ERB as some call it. my favorite influences include (of course) Phil Lesh and Jack Cassady among many others.. stewart Hamm is an icon... Well that's it. I also just learned LOSER by Hunter/Garcia. 12-14-71' version on acoustic guitar and also on my bass. Well that's all about me.

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Joined: May 26 2007
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Joined: Sep 5 2008
a question about covering the Dead's songs

I have two main musical outlets--one is a group of musicians that started out as a drum circle, then mutated into a free-form jam as a couple of guitarists, a banjo player, a harpist, a flute player, and an electric keyboard filtered into the mix--and me, I play bari and tenor sax as well as hand drums, electric keyboard, and piano, so it gets very interesting often enough that we've been at it together now for about eight years, meeting weekly for "Wednesday night prayer meeting." If you live in the Nashville area, you might enjoy stopping by to participate sometime...ask and i'll give details offlist.

My other musical offering is what I call "Brother Martin and the Intangibles"--me and a twelve-track, playing my original songs and recording covers of songs by Richard Thompson, Kate Wolf, the Beatles, and, of course, The Grateful can hear most of my music at
Here's the thing....the fat cats have been tightening up the intellectual property laws, and I can no longer just post Beatles songs without paying some agency in New York, even though I am not selling them, just making them available for free download...I have direct agreements with Richard Thompson and with Kate Wolf's estate that it's OK for me to post my covers of their this permission implicit with the Dead's work (along with taping), or do I need to ask somebody? Sure would like an answer....
thanks...hope to hear from somebody about this soon!

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Joined: May 26 2007
now THERE's

a blast from the past!

Joined: Sep 1 2008
Buffalo Roam Reunion

If you were around Berkeley in late 80's-early 90's you might have seen them at the world famous Starry Plough well Nov.7 2008 we're back for a nite of the Buffalo's!


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