So the Dead go west after May 2nd!! Looking for a Dead show the following weekend for only $15 in advance $20 @ the door? KIC Productions presents Melvin Seals & JGB SATURDAY 5-9-09 @ ZPak Live Home of Va Brew Co. We are at the Northern most part of VA 15 min from MD & WV. Come catch JGB yes the real JGB (- Jerry of course). Get more details @ www.myspace.com/zeropak or www.ZEROPAKLIVE.com
Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.
Imagine Woodstock. crowded with people, flags waving in the air, psychedelic hippie mentality reigns over love peace and understanding. A roar of music comes from the stage with guitar feedback, tight, deep drum grooves and the growl of a thundering bass.
That's the music of TRIO (The.Rhythm.Is.Odd)
*Reckoning is a Grateful Dead, Phish, Allman's (and more) cover band. They rock!!!! Serious talent and a real good time. They are the reason I ever went to see The Dead in the first place. I know, backasswards.
*Movement has 4 members, 2 of them are also from Reckoning. This is their original works. They call it Jam Rock.
Two other members of Reckoning also have original bands to display their original tunes,...
One is called *The point, and one is called *KGB.
While i'm at it....out of Boston....
*Ryan Montbleau Band. Check them out wherever you live!!!!! They travel lots!!! Dead lots, festi lots and bar lots. Lots of lots.
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Support music, Here it there live, and take it home with you on cd!
The DeFelice Brothers, from upstate NY, are an earthy roots rock type band who really capture that upstate vibe: take a listen to "Rockefeller Drug Law Blues."
And one that goes a but further afield is O.A.R. I went to a concert a few summers ago, and absolutely enjoyed it. I may have been the oldest guy there, but I could still feel the connection they have with their crowd, and they played some pretty inspired jams.
Grateful Greetings to ALL.
My buddy April told me about this site. Nice!
I wanted to share the gift of this very special Canadian Artist and his MUSIC with you:
I don't know if anybody on the board recalls BIG WRECK, (Ian's first project, whole band is amazing) but if you are able to get your hands on either of the two albums these are superb.
"In Loving Memory Of"
"The Pleasure & The Greed"
The new album Tiny Pictures will be out on Feb. 10 (w/ Artwork by none other than
Pink Floyd legend Storm Thorgerson as well. I am diggin' the new single cover art for Ian's new single Make Believe, really cool vibes on that for the travelers.)
Ian is a multi~instrumentalist, composer and vocalist of another caliber entirely.
His guitar prowess is out of this world.
There is so much appreciation for GREAT SONG within this community I hope
you don't mind a kindred share...
drop.io/thornleyfans (contains some incredible unreleased tracks)
myspace.com/thornicus (please check this one out, great track...great bio)
(and please feel free to jump on the Thornley message boards as well.
here's the unofficial site hosted by some very sweet, cool beings in Canada...
Thanks everybody. Look forward to your feedback and truly hope you enjoy!
this band is experimental and cool. plus it is george harrison's son
This guy is just simply amazing. I saw him at Summer Hookah in 08 and damn he melted my face! If anyone here is really into guitar then def check him out. I would have to rate him one of the best guitar players who ever walked this earth!
They are a fabulous GD cover band...they hold summer festivals in MO and tour throughout the midwest.
Stu Allen (guitarist from JGB) just signed on to be their "permanent" guitarist.
This guy's Jerry vocals are breathtaking. He truly sounds like 80's-90's Jerry....not to mention his guitar playing is phenomenal. Jerry's soul is definitely with Stu Allen. Check him out on archive.org...he also played with a GD tribute "Workingman's Ed" a lil in the past. The guy is amazing.
String Cheese Incident is also a favorite of mine...although they are currently on a hiatus. Michael Kang from String Cheese also played guitar for The Schwag at a couple of Schwagstocks last year...good stuff...Bill Nershi from String Cheese also sat in for a few songs each night.
Dark star orchestra is probably the closest thing you'll ever get to a dead show. Note from note JohnK. (Jerrys part) Is a dead on match. Keller Williams is a great band too. Little Feet are a great band as well. Gettin pumped for the P.A. shows . Hope to see you all on tour!
Kimock with anybody. Last time I saw him was with Everyone Orchestra (another great improv project - quality depending on who's in the band at the moment).
Cornmeal - acoustic jammulation
Keller Williams, especially with Moseley, Droll and Sipes (WMDS)
Elephant Revival (sweet gypsy sweetness - beautiful people playing beautiful music)
Hot Buttered Rum
Anyone with Scott Law
I think all the above can be found on archive.org