Terrapin Flyer; Chicago's liaison to the spirit of the GD, will be performing two special shows on the day of birth and the day of passing of Jerry Garcia at the Kinetic Playground. The August 1st show will feature members of Chicago's premiere contemporary bluegrass band Cornmeal and the August 9th show will feature former Dark Star Orchestra bassist Micheal Hazdra. Hope you can make it and if not help spread the good word.
Any Chicago Heads know a guy called Chris Tafel? Would like to find him again. At least used to me a major DeadHead back in the 80's 90's living in DeKalb, then downtown Chicago.
Ever run into a blues band called Howard and the White Boys? Are buddies from college. They used to play a rockin Love Light complete w/Jerryesque guitar solo.Spent many drunken hours listening to and hanging with those guys. Kinda miss them. Know they were playing Buddy Guy's club occasionally, and have a couple of c.d's out there. If anybody runs into them, say Hey to Howard, and Bukka the drummer from me. Rene.If you DON'T know them-check them out, is worth it!
Dead to the Core
Great fun in Grand Rapids on Saturday. Very enthusiastic energy which always makes things more fun. Here's the setlist.
Harder they come
On the Road again
They love each other
Uncle Johns Band
Eyes of the World>
Music Never Stopped>
Goin down the road and feeling bad>
Music Never Stopped
China Cat Sunflower>
En: Fire on the Mountain
"A Rare and Different tune"...yet oh so familar :):):)
Terrapin Flyer absolutely ROCKS...if you ever have a chance to catch them at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago, you should, I promise you you won't be disappointed. Combined with Tom Constanten (TC:) the music will never end....and you will for sure have a real good time.
Here are a few shows that we did as Melvin Seals & Friends, Tom Constanten & Friends and video from a Vince Welnick & Friends show