Hey all, I saw about 40 GD/related shows between '85-'95, and have kept up with the boys in the years since, as well. I play in two Chicago groups you may be interested in:
Tangleweed is a bluegrass band with a huge bag of bluegrass and jazz traditionals, rock covers and a growing list of originals. Our first two cd's have been played in over 20 countries. We recently played Wakarusa Fest in Lawrence, KS (Widespread, Sam Bush, Claypool, Stringcheese, etc...). Check us out at:
Magnetosphere is a space-rock group playing most original material. We do a few shows a year, make a record now and then, and mostly jam weekly in my attic for our own sanity and enjoyment. We and combine GD-influenced inprovising with Crazy Horse's epic two-chord jams and Sonic Youth's noise freakouts, among many other influences and styles. Check us out at:
There's plenty of free tracks for the taking on both sites, and Tangleweed has a couple shows on the Archive.org site.
Please drop me a line if you happen to be interested in any of this!
Peace from Chicago,
Celebrating 20 years deadicated to playing music from the Grateful Dead, and Jerry Garcia Band. Check out Cubensis on archive.org for live aud recordings and some sbd's as well. Look for us if your in the LA area. Cubensis.com for a list of upcoming shows and more. Cubensis is unique in the way they approach GD music. Craig (lead guitarist) plays different era jerry guitar styles, sometimes not corresponding to any recorded or live version of the same era...Tom (Keys) plays and sings most like Brent...but also sings Jerry songs, and with a Brentlike voice sings Jerry and Pigpen tunes also. Nate (Bob Weir Guy) sings and screams, and plays guitar like bob, but also sings Jerry Tunes and plays Jerry leads (he's done a national Jerry Garcia guitar licks DVD to prove his worthiness) Larry (Phil Lesh) sings Pig songs as well as dropping the Philbomb as needed....Steve- (Mickey and Billy stuff) is prolly the hardest working of all...besides playing all the drum parts...sings a lot of Jerry Tunes while not missing a beat playing the part of 2 drummers, adding all that up creates a sort of "fantasy grateful dead" experience, while on occasion having members of the extented GD family join in playing with them makes it that more special. Come check us out if you can and enjoy all the great music out there...
Our band is called "Grooveyard" ( www.myspace.com/okgrooveyard ). We exist in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It's a beautiful place to live, wine country, a couple of driving hours north of the Washington border. That said, there's precious few heads in the area.
Our band's line up is: bass, drums, percussion, lead vocal, guitars X 2. The set list used to be all Dead tunes. Now it's expanding outward somewhat. (Stevie Wonder/Allman Bros./Original tunes...) For gigs we mostly do a few of the summer festivals held in our area. Check out the 'Festival of Freedom' at Grand Forks, B.C., or the 'Life and Arts Festival' held annually in Kelowna, B.C.
I look forward to checking out the myspace links I see in these posts!
All the best everyone,
If you're in and around LI, NYC, come out and see The Jason Ferguson Project (JFP). We are currently the core of musicians who recently left Halfstep. Check out our website at www.thejfp.com and see what we do. As the elder statesman of the group (Gary on piano and organ) (my first show was Nassau Coliseum March '73), I know if you're a deadhead, you'll really enjoy our shows. I HATE PLAYING MUSIC WHEN NO ONE SHOWS.
I joined a four-piece band a few months ago as bassist, and we've performed "Truckin'" at our gigs. The guitarist and I are trying to work "Tennessee Jed" into the lineup.
I had an acoustic guitar duo for a couple of years, but my partner moved to Colorado, where his girlfriend lives. We used to play a lot of Dead, including a whole set's worth on the 10th anniversary of the day Jerry died.
A few weeks ago, I met a very talented guitarist named Patti Spadaro who has relocated to this area (near Pittsburgh) from California, where she wowed everyone with her chops. Patti heard me playing a few Dead tunes at an informal performance and introduced herself. We decided to pair up and plan to start playing shows next month.
I play in a band called Tombstone Bound. We do mostly all originals, just recorded a new tune last night. This is my first post here and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. Really like the sight so far and looking forward to meeting some folks here.
I am a founder and the bass player for The VW Project. The VWP is a 4 piece band that plays primarily JGB material, but alas we cannot ignore the GD material and as such, we do play some Dead tunes. We can be found on the web at www.thevwproject.com or www.myspace.com/thevwproject.
Currently we are in rehearsals for the "Splintered Sunlight Family Campout" produced by Who Hill. This is an all day event in Consetoga, PA (Lancaster County) with (in order of appearence) Realitive Matter, The VW Project, Moses Livingston & The Raggamuffins and Splintered Sunlight. There is vending and camping with an acoustic jam around the campfire at the night's end. Music begins at noon on September 8th and addmission is $40 in advacne, $60 day of show. The bands are not getting paid a ton of money and the addmission is to help offset the costs of producing this show. This is the third year for this event and it's a ton of fun!
For ticket information please go to www.whohill.net.
Oh, and this site rocks!
Since I'm in the warfrat category, I tend to make music on my own these days, that and a day job make it somewhat perilous to play out and about right now. I'm always interested in new connections so come to my site
My stuff is also available through the iTunes music store as a free podcast
Use the email link to write me and comment on the tunes if you so desire.
Hear my quick to load with dial up, only 22k to 80k MIDI music on the Net at www.archure.net I am formerly from Hollywood 50's -64, Mendocino 64 - 72, Marin 72-78, L.A. CA 79-95 got stuck there potential music deals feel thru, and now in Las Vegas Nevada stuck here since 95 but havin fun for at least a couple of years now, finally. Saw the Other Ones at the Thomas & Mac center in Vegas (good concert place, so is the Sun Coast, saw Tower of Power there, but when Rat Dog played the Palms, I was so broke I couldn't go in, except the let me in before the show just to hang out thanks, but I couldn't afford the music, and I lived across the street, but things are better now. Hear my cool music at www.archure.net Not in a band now, but am listed with Musicians Contact Service on the net and you can contact me at www.archure.net
Music for the New Millennium by ARCHURE reg tmrk www.archure.net
hey now good peoples,
dang, this new site is bangin...
anyway, thought i'd direct any wandering souls passing through to our little corner of the net. we got a thing going we call deal by dusk. i'm not exactly sure what kind of music it is that we play - but, we humbly cover 'Loser' on our last jammy. any interested parites can listen to it at
mostly playing in soCal this summer, but we'll be hitting the road in the fall. please give us a shout if you're so inclined
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