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Joined: Dec 5 2007
The JFP (Music of Jerry Garcia)

"Coming together in 2006, the JFP is the melting pot for so many different styles of music. Rock, jazz, funk, soul, R&B, blues, folk, reggae...., it's all there."

New Sounds Online

"We cover some of the greatest songs of all time.", says Jason Ferguson, guitarist and vocalist for the JFP. "And though we pay heavy homage to Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders in the way we arrange our material, it's really tough to pin us down to any one style. It's not hard to describe what we're actually doing, I say first and foremost, we're a rock & roll band."

Besides covering songs by American and International artists such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Cliff and Van Morrison, the JFP digs back deep into the catalogues of these greats to pull out their lesser known material.

"We give the flops the royal treatment too.", says Gregory Smith, bassist and vocalist.

Jason adds, "We're like a rescue and salvage operation. When I go to a record store looking for material I go into the back, or look under the shelves, you know what I mean?"

With an equal blend of the jam sensibility of bands like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers, and the lockstep tightness along the lines of Little Feat and The Funky Meters, the JFP brings back the obscure songs that built the foundation for today's popular music. Carefully crafting their interpretation of these songs has given the JFP a sense of freedom, and along with that freedom comes those magical musical moments where chances are taken, and where an old tune can sound brand new.....

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Joined: Nov 22 2007
Electronic Vibrations Orchestra

Check us out at :

We have new lineup of musicians and will soon be changing our name, but the sounds will remain the same. Come groove with us...

Joined: Nov 19 2007
Me and my mixing board

Me and my drum machine mixing board play couple of Grateful Covers:


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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Great American Taxi

I've been playing bass with these guys since May and while the summer was very very hectic, we're taking it kinda easy right now. However, look for more tours to both coasts in the spring and the summer will likely be more madness.

We will be at the Emerald Cup in Humboldt in December as well as some other NoCal venues. If you do come by, please, please do say hello!

Peace and good jams to all!

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Joined: Oct 27 2007
New free songs on archive

Hey I play in this band called Ultraviolet Hippopotamus. We're from Michigan, play the midwest. We just got a new recording on check it out, right a review if you got the time. Peace.

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Joined: Oct 24 2007
new tunes @

jammin an' a singin fer ya

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Joined: Jun 16 2007
The Wheel

Joined: Jun 26 2007
Franklin Turnpike

My name is Dave Kopec and I play lead guitar and sing for Franklin Turnpike. We've been jamming for many a long year. Our highlights include sharing the stage with Hot Tuna, Commander Cody, Tom Constanten, New Riders of the Purple Sage, God Street Wine, and the David Nelson Band.

We can count Jason Crosby, Bernie Reilly, and Joe Russo as our jam-mates as well. With Jason's awesome band I have had the priviledge of playing with Richie Cannatta, Walter King, Shannon McNally, Derek Trucks, Jeff Sipe, Oteil Burbridge, and Dave Diamond, among others. I'm also playing 5 string banjo and madolin with my bluegrass band: The Ramapo Mountain Boys. The bluegrass bug has bit me hard and will never let go. We are based out of Bergen County in New Jersey so if you want to check us out, jam out, or hang out, contact me through


Joined: Oct 2 2007
17 Year Old Talented Guitarist!

Talented 17 year old guitarist. Looking for serious musicians! Love the grateful deads wonderful music!


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Joined: Sep 5 2007
Anybody need a trumpet player who can parrot Garcia and Santana?

Hey heads,
I am a horn player-trumpet in West of Boston, Massachussets area...I have been working on my chops (had not played for 15 or more years!) and am getting good enough to at least sit in with a band that may cover
Dead, J. Garcia Band, Santana, Gato Barbieri, Clapton etc.
Oddly found a great niche playing to a lot of JGB blues based stuff..parroting and improvising
of Jerry's voice and leads and parroting lots of Santana leads with actually sounds pretty amazing in my big ass living room... will record and post later...but
I do Senor, Simple Twist of Fate, I Shall be Released, Masterpiece..hell I could
probably sit in with Rat Dog as they have no trumpet....Bobby you reading this..if I get a reply
I will bring it with me to Hampton Beach Rat Dog show in a Heart Beat (course I guess
Hunter should be first on the list as well as Lesh as they BOTH Play the trumpet- Yep you
have not been keeping up if you dunno that--Lesh most know but Hunter has it on his blog--heck
he even wrote me once--i am not worthy!)..
..lets do Senor (tales of Yankee power) by Bob of my favs...

"if the Thunder don't get ya then the lightning will!"- The Wheel
"Gonna find out something only dead men know" - Silvio
Class of Red Rocks '79...
Life without the Dead is not life...and so we carry on...


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