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    marye
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    A lot of folks here are musicians and play in bands. Here's the place to talk about them. What kind of music you play, upcoming gigs, etc.

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  • July 12, 2020 - 3:06pm
    TheLatinDead
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    Grateful Dead Latin Style

    Hi all, I am latin percussionist and Lifelong Deadhead. I am planning to launch an equity crowdfund for a Latin Jazz Grateful Dead Tribute project called "The Latin Dead" but first reaching out to the Dead community in case there was some interested investors looking to take the ride and help us thrive! I have a detailed business plan I can provide for any serious inquiries. Please feel free to message me directly here or via email at... latindeadmusic@gmail.com

    Thanks, Brenden

  • February 24, 2019 - 10:57am
    dmarie@snet.net
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    Seeking to sing harmony with guitar player / band in CT

    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a Connecticut based Grateful Dead Guitar player/singer or band to harmonize with on songs such as:

    High Time
    Lady with a Fan
    Brokedown Palace
    Box of Rain
    Black Muddy River
    Attics of My Life
    Black Throated Wind
    Doin' That Rag
    Crazy Fingers
    We Can Run
    Unbroken Chain
    Ship of Fools
    Me and Bobby McGee
    Peggy-O
    Here Comes Sunshine
    Dire Wolf
    Monkey and the Engineer
    It Must have Been the Roses
    The Music Never Stopped

    .....as well as all the standards.

    Large practice space available.

    Diane
    dmarie@snet.net

  • December 23, 2018 - 8:22pm
    Cosmic Ray
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    The Electrix

    The Electrix is a group of accomplished musicians, each with a lifetime of diverse experience in the music field.

    The Electrix are known as one of the leading jam bands in New York, covering all of Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, NYC and more, performing their renditions of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers classics, other related genres of music, and original compositions.
    The Electrix weave in and out of intense jams with an incredible amount of enthusiasm and feeling, adding their own interpretation and style.

    The Electrix have had the opportunity to share the stage and perform together with such notables as the late drummer Levon Helm {The Band}, the late fiddle player Vassar Clements {Old & in the Way}, pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage {The New Riders of the Purple Sage}.
    The Electrix have opened for The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The David Nelson Band, Railroad Earth, The Robbie Krieger Band, Commander Cody and have been involved in shows with Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Rowan, Umphry's McGee, David Gans and the late Dick Latvala.
    Formed in 1995, The Electrix have established themselves with repeat performances in some of the most popular and biggest festivals such as The Great South Bay Music Festival, The Oysterfest, The Riverhead Blues Festival, Bradstock, Cedar Beach Music Festival, Dead Of Winter Show, Jerry Jam, Alive after Five and have played in a wide variety of venues - 89 North, Brickhouse Brewery, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, BB King's, Sunset Grill, KJ Farrell's, Teddy's, Sullivan Hall, Uncle Mike's, Bitter End, Grand Victory, Knitting Factory, American Beauty, Arlene's Grocery
    and many more all over the Long Island and NYC areas,
    and Mexicali Live in New Jersey.
    The Electrix also perform as The Acoustix, a bluegrass acoustic trio version of the band.
    www.theelectrix.com
    https://www.reverbnation.com/theelectrix?profile_view_source=header_ico…

  • October 3, 2018 - 12:22pm
    WalterBradford
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    Sacramento musicians wanted for jamming
    I am interested in meeting Sacramento, CA area deadheads who are musicians and are interested in informal jamming. I have been playing electric/acoustic 6-string guitar with a little pedal steel for the past 12 years and frequently play outdoors in Freedom Park on Saturdays with a portable battery-operated rig. I'm no professional, but after 12 years how bad could I be? Contact me and maybe we can jam. Walter
  • October 3, 2018 - 11:15am
    NewTribe4
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    New Tribe 7" Elevator/Light One Candle early Dead vibe
    Hi Folks,We're a psychedelic rock/cosmic american band from TX/OK with a new single out on 7" vinyl/digital. It's been a long strange trip of 25 years but we're stoked to be making the music we are now. Should appeal to fans of earlier Dead and the early 70s stuff. We play around TX and OK and further afield. Come on out and join us and join the Tribe. You can stream the new single and learn more here: http://newtribesounds.space/index.php/elevatorlightonecandlelitepromo/ Preorder the vinyl here: https://thenewtribe.bandcamp.com
  • September 30, 2018 - 11:10am
    drb888
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    Jamming in Grass Valley?
    Anyone in the Grass Valley area up for some GD jamming? I'm not anywhere near pro level - just for fun. Right now it's just me on guitar and a friend on bass, but we could really use another guitar, some drums, maybe keyboards. Again, just for fun.
  • September 29, 2018 - 8:01am
    thepromisedland
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    The Promised Land - The Grateful Dead Hebrew Language Project
    Hi,This is my band. You're welcome to listen, download and share. Peace from The Promised Land. Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Promised_Land_(Sagol_59_album) Music: https://thepromisedland1.bandcamp.com/ (-:
  • September 29, 2018 - 7:47am
    gr8fldude
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    gr8FLdüde & frenz - letting it rock in Atlanta, GA since 2007 !
    Hey now! gr8FLdüde & frenz was formed in 2007 and has been performing throughout Georgia and Alabama on a regular basis ever since. Consisting mostly of veteran musicians from the Atlanta jam-band scene, the band has become well-known for performing both on festival stages and "an evening with..." format consisting of two long sets per show from a repertoire of well over 100 original compositions and cover songs (mainly comprised of Dead, Garcia and classic rock tunes). gr8FLdüde & frenz is the only band to perform at each and every one of the 11 annual Jerry Day ATL celebrations. Check out our FB page where you can view some of our live performance videos from many gigs over the past 11+ years and stay in touch with what's happening on the DeadHead scene in Georgia as we are tightly connected with all of the Dead cover bands in the state. peace, Lewis Newmark, bandleader gr8FLdüde & frenz www.facebook.com/gr8fuldude
  • September 28, 2018 - 1:34pm
    gratefulshell
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    Long Island Folk Rock Jam band
    We are located in the Garden City/Mineola part of Long Island,NY and we are acoustic guitars, flute and piano. We do some dead, Dylan, Beatles, Robert Hunter, original and an assortment of others. We play for fun but we do gigs once in a while at bars and for parties. I'm also looking to work on a cd of originals and a few obscure covers. My email is nycshel@aol.com if your interested in being part of what we do or if you want us to play in your area or at a party. We could use some percussion and a bass player (maybe even a lead guitar) but open to anything interesting. NYCshel@aol.com. Leave me your name and if you want to play with us, where you live and age. And though we are a fun band we are looking for some commitment (mostly we practice on Monday nights)
  • September 21, 2018 - 12:17pm
    dwlemen
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    Hey Mars! Looks like you've got a good thing going up there. I'm in central IN (near Indy). Don't get out much, but sometimes I do get into Indy for a show. Def. hit the Boys in any incarnation wherever they have played around here. It's funny, to quote the bumper sticker "Weir Everywhere". My kids are always amazed that everywhere I go, someone eventually comments on my Grateful Dead shirt. Anything from a parking lot attendant in Nashville IN, to a teacher at Purdue. We really are everywhere! Peace, -Dave
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A lot of folks here are musicians and play in bands. Here's the place to talk about them. What kind of music you play, upcoming gigs, etc.
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tory i am one of the founding fathers of the band, Comfort. i was playing bass in a band called Window, when i met Kevin.we played so instinctivley toegether that we formed our own band named Comfort.(named by Daniel Carr.)anyway... here i sit in Fort Bragg CA.,happy,a little older,retired and still looking for a band-jam, you know.Close your eyes,and shut the lights,and of course add about two hours,i am a headlight on a northbound train.Get on the chat if any of this makes sense for you.
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hey all, saw a note on the Dead Net Central Jam in Tampa, if you're in the area it will be a great time & I highly recommend it, many of the participants are musicians from the Musicians' Lounge on DNC. I'm hoping to hit a future such event, but we have a local gig next weekend. My band is Ghost Pilot, we opened at one of the Dead Net Central Jam shows in Chicago last Sep, you can hear our stuff at ghostpilot.com & myspace.com/ghostpilot, we play around the area for the most part, originals, eclectic covers like Echoes, Zappa's Flower Punk, b-side cuts from the Clash, Talking Heads, etc.
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well, bubble bubble bubble, that's a very interesting subject you raise there. There certainly are a lot of victimless acts that are labelled as crimes. And one might speculate as to their true criminality since they are victimless. Kinda thought that the phrase "witchy hairs ripping one" had an overtone of self-deprecating humor to it relating to old age and flatulance...oh well...jus' like walkin' on glass man, gotta take each step real slow and careful like...nah, life's too short!
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I am in a band called underhill and we are heavily influenced by the Grateful Dead. We play mostly originals and are from the Chattanooga, TN area. You can check us out at myspace.com/underhill or our website which is coming soon at underhilllive.com. -jackoalltrades
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I'm in this band, called "Crossroads", I play bass & sing lead vocals (a black art, like phil says in his book..), we had a concert last week in our town, Cerveteri, 40 km from Roma, Italia. We play 60'/70' music (and we're rehearsing "truckin" for some new gig in june). The place was small (about 100 people) but hot and the listeners were dancin' all night to this set list: Brown sugar, Dead flowers, Get off of my cloud (stones), The wind cries Mary (jimi), Have you ever loved a woman? (derek and the dominos version) I’ m so glad (cream), Cocaine (clapton) While my guitar gently weeps (fab four) Sharp dressed man (zz top), Fresh garbage (spirit), Little wing (jimi), Heart of stone (stones) I heard it through the grapevine (C.C.R. version), New world blues (gov't mule), Crossroads (cream version), Sunshine of your love (cream), Honky tonk women (stones), White room (cream), Badge (cream) and.. Johnny b. goode (berry) , Jumping jack flash (stones) as encores. Almost all the songs are filled with guitars jammin', since the band's got three guitarists! Have a nice day.
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A few friends and Myself have formed a little dead/Jam style cover band here in our home town of gainesville FL. Our last show's setlist wasAlabamaGetaway.1/2-Step.Cold Rain and Snow.Ramble on.Mr.Charlie. Set Two: Eyes>Bertha>Werewolves.Morning Dew.Scarlet>Fire. Encore AC/DC Bag>Psycho Killer. We just love playing and being a part of the world of the Grateful Dead.......... -Taylor "the drummer"
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‘Angel headed hipsters’ and ‘holy barbarians’ arise, Venice Gas House Trolley is on the tracks and headed back to you! In a time when spoken word and music performance is rapidly taking shape as a popular form of entertainment, Venice Gas House Trolley stands poised to stake their claim at the forefront of new musical takes on the oldest school around. This three-piece Beat Freak group was formed in Madison, WI out of respect for the Venice West Beat Poetry Scene that flourished in Southern California. The group features Adam Gregory Pergament, a Madison Area Music Award Finalist for Best Artist. At once visceral, exciting, cool and jazzy, the vibe appeals to audiences ranging from finger-snapping cool cats to bohos looking for the next thing in words and music. For more on Venice Gas House Trolley please check out: www.flowpoetry.com. or www.myspace.com/flowpoetry. Adam Gregory Pergament, a two-time finalist for Best Artist (Other) in the First Annual Madison WI Area Music Awards, is a Spoken Word performer who has bridged the gap between poetry and music. His dynamic style of Rock and Fire Flowpoetry combines rhythm, musicality, and a highly condensed depth of poetic language. His delivery on stage makes him one of the most unique and riveting performers on the Midwestern musical and artistic landscape. Adam speaks shamanically through poems of Asian Gods and Goddesses, tells Cowboy stories of the American Wild West and the Railroad Age, and poetically rants and rages about both Love and War. In 2006, he was appointed as the first ever "Poet-In-Residence" at The King Club, Madison, WI`s premier live music dance club. He has performed over 500 times in the USA with Rock and Roll bands, Jazz musicians, and as a solo poet. His current projects include Venice Gas House Trolley (a "Beat Freak" trio consisting of voice, double bass, and percussion) and Rock and Fire Flowpoetry (spoken word with vocal effects, loops, guitar and electric bass). Over the past two years, he led and taught Chime Collective Big Band weekly improvised free flow musical and poetic workshops at The Madison WI Center For Creative And Cultural Arts. In previous incarnations, Adam has played catcher for the University of Minnesota Baseball team, spent five years backpacking throughout Asia and India, earned a Master of Arts Degree in Languages and Cultures of Asia and studied for seven years in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Buddhist Studies Ph.D program. He holds a black belt in Kendo (the art of the Samurai swordsman). He has performed with such Jazz notables as Hanah Jon Taylor (Chicago’s Artists For The Advancement of Creative Music) and Vincent Davis (Roscoe Mitchell Quartet). He has opened shows for The Steve Kimock Band, Cornmeal, Groovatron, Buck 65, and Claude Coleman, Jr of Ween. He has also appeared on festival billings with The Jerry Garcia Band and Indigenous. For more on the Venice Gas House Trolley please go to www.flowpoetry.com
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This is Joan Jett's Rabbit - I used to post here earlier before the recent big change. You should check out my web page and download my songs. My fantacy is that young kids will listen to my music while playing hookey and going up to the mountains for a snow adventure, etc. So . . . enjoy - and I hope more Deadheads listen to these Dead-inspired demos. Here's the link for the tunes: http://www.geocities.com/parcher_shrugged/
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I really enjoy reading your lyrics they really seem like poetry more than lyrics to me. Well done!
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Well what a nifty little folder we have here! Can't wait to dig into everyone's music and hear what's cookin'... I'm in a band called Voodoo Loons, which you can check out at both of the links below: http://www.voodooloons.com http://www.myspace.com/voodooloons Plenty of streaming tunes on both, where you can sample tracks from our new album "Euphobia" as well as odds and ends, rough demos, and whatnot. New album, you say? You betcha, and there's even some loose GD connections (gonna stretch here) in that our brother Mark Daly sits in on mandolin on a few tracks. Mark is buds with Grisman and has worked with tons of mentionables, and if you check out his page you'll see pics of him rafting down in Costa Rica not long ago with ol' Bill Kreutzmann. DNCer Mike Sokolowski also plays on a track (and you should check out his wonderful music, too). You can find our stuff on iTunes and lots of other outlets, but if you order the CD via our website (only $9.99!) we'll toss in a free bonus disc and free shipping w/in the U.S. WHATABAHGAIN! You're in Europe? Then the USD/EU rate makes the album practically free for you peeps.... act today! Operators are standing by! P.S.- the subject line I stole from an alt-paper's piece on us, which made us chuckle. You can find it and other coverage on the site, too
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anyone gonna be in the Mytle Beach, SC area August 1st is invited to come and celebrate the music of the boys with PLUTO, a Dead based band from Murrells Inlet. We play all the faves from Duprees Diamond Blues to Terripan Station along with some originals and the usual Dylan and Beatles. The Party will be located at The Island Bar in Surfside Beach August 1st from 6:00pm-2:00am. Acoustic set first. All are welcome to bring drums, tamborines, guitars, pennywhistles, anything but accordians!!!(still love ya Bruce!) Vending welcome and encouraged. Contact Island Bar or email me at christyandjesse@gmail.com for further info see ya there!
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The wheel had great success up and down the east coast in the 90s. The band just did some recording made some very cool videos You can find them here on this page or on YouTube are music is rock and roll mixed with spacey jams and beautiful ballads. We try to approach each show without expectation. We try to let the music show us were to go,and go were the music brings us. :>) You can e-Mail us at spasejam@aol.com some videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6IK6wZFPRg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu41SvrIxkQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K5v-YeaDcY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Cc4Haevi4 www.myspace.com/spasejam
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I have been playing guitar and writing music since 1966. I am now putting together a new band and we are about to record a CD together. I play an acoustic-electric guitar and sing; I will have a bass and flute player and am still looking for a percussionist. My musical style is pretty much my own, but the Grateful Dead are one of my influences. In fact, I am arranging the mechanical rights so I can include a version of Franklin's Tower on the CD. I have also recorded a CD of originals in a rock style; I played all the instruments on that one. Songs can be heard at my website, which is listed below. Gary Blanchard http://www.GBandFriends.com
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We´ve been jamming since 1971 - still doin´ it these days with original members, making the experience very exiting. Still strang, too! I play basses...but occasionally fiddle and cornet, too. visit www.movio.se for more info! thanx!
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Hi, All! I have a new Dead tribute band and we're playing on Saturday in Auburn, MA. We're doing a pretty faithful recreation of the late 70's to early 90's Dead sound. Details of the show and recordings from our previous show are at www.fennario.us. Please let me know what you think! I'm the bass player so any tips on being a better Phil would be appreciated!
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I am a longtime songwriter/musician from the midwest. My band is the Derelicks. We've been around a long time but don't get out much. We have a song on our latest CD (our 4th)called, "Trouble at the Circus". It's a story song about the last days of the Dead with Jerry Garcia (summer of 1995). I was hoping to get some feedback from Dead Heads and other fans. I have recieved some positive opinions from some in the Dead Head community. The song is available (free download) at: www.thederelicks.com...Any feedback is always welcome....TC/derelicks
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Hi folks. I loathe modern commercial music--hate every last bit of it. I can't stand indie--that cheesy corny cornball stuff. My favorite period was 69' through 76' with 73' through 75' being the peak of good rock. Anyway, I am a concept album junkie--loved the albums Wish You Were Here, The Wall, 2112, Caress of Steel, Hemispheres, Relayer, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Welcome to my Nightmare, Tommy, Quadrophenia, and some others I can't think of. I am not in a band--don't plan to be. It would be fun but I am too busy with work & family life. My hobby is playing 2 guitars: nylon classical & fender strat. I used to be a humbucker fan but after getting a strat with overwound tex mex single-coil pickups, I fell in love with it. Anyway, I recently purchased one of these digital multi-track recorder thingies with built-in drums. With this little box, I can pretty much be my own band. I am working on a concept type album for fun that will be divided into "parts" and follow a story line similar to Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony 6. Yes, it will climax to a violent thunderstorm, musically speaking. Part 1 begins with the Overture to Night. It will have classical guitar, strat with various clean & distortion tones, keyboard with various tones, bass, and the digital drums. It will be wet and swampy with reverb. I have no idea when I will finish. Part 2 is complete with Parts 1, 3, and 4 still being modified and re-recorded.
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Hey my name is jessy and i have an awesome band, we play gigs in NY woot!we are called jimmy's sock drawer and we play more of an aciddy punky slow sound, If you ever hear that we are playing come check us out. im easy to notice im the singer, i play bass and keyboard.....and oh yea im the only chick!
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posted to soon. i also wanted to add we have a bitchin record release show coming up sept. 19th in philly @ the Mroom, here's an early review of the record NORTH LAWRENCE MIDNIGHT SINGERS – AND THAT OLD TIME LIVING ROOM SOUND, 5/5 STARS! This Philly jam band features ex-members of Cordalene, and The Elevator Parade. Where as those bands owe their sounds to things like Pavement Husker Du, Weezer, & Guided by Voices, North Lawrence Midnight Singers sound is more inspired by The Greatful Dead, Traveling WIlburys, & George Harrison. If you're a fan of jam bands or that classic folk meets rock sound this might be right up your alley
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About The Wheel The wheel had great success up and down the east coast in the 90s now settled here in south Florida, The Wheel recently did some recording at WXEL TV made some very cool videos You can find them here on this page or on YouTube The Wheel delivers heavy doses of driving rock and roll mixed with spacey jams and beautiful ballads. We try to approach each show without expectation This way neither the audience or the band ever get bored. Our approach is more free flowing and less orchestrated which makes for a different show every time we play. We try to let the music show us were to go,and go were the music brings us. Lets just say we make music the old fashion way, we create it at every show. You can e-Mail us at bookthewheel@aol.com Falin Angel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6IK6wZFPRg Angel Jam http://youtube.com/watch?v=59ZkTiUPI8M Other side of town http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=g4Cc4Haevi4 This is a ver y cool song called Magic Garden http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K5v-YeaDcY www.myspace.com/spasejam http://www.youtube.com/paparooster17
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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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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 Dead...you can hear most of my music at http://brothermartin.dmusic.net/ 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 songs....is 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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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.-Jeff
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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 www.theCAUSEjams.com 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 player...here'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."
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mountainfire are there any jam - improv bands in va beach looking for a bass player
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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. Peace, D http://www.voodooloons.com http://www.myspace.com/voodooloons
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Hey folks, My name is Scott, and I've been a part of Halfstep since it's incarnation in 2004! Check out www.halfstepgd.com. 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!
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As The Grateful Dead’s music is, moi ‘tis somewhat eclectic.Here’s a sample of moi’s crap a la Rockin’ The Cradle’s Cool Cats. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7iQRFP_e90 & moi’s official bio Tor Hershman is the world's funniest, macabre, iconoclastic writer/raconteur/poet/artist/historian/philosopher/ and the universe’s most Modest DNA construction. Tor's recordings range from kindergarten hijinks (e.g., "The Lion Farts Tonight”) to scathing satires (e.g., “The Little Bummer Boy”) to wondrous electronic elations ( “XX CS" {a.k.a. “Twentieth Century Symphony”) to astoundingly shocking spoken word works (“AMEN (hotep IV, that is)”). Tor's satires parodies and hisTORical research have been known to bewilder and irritate a few small groups of people such as Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Satanists, Agnostics, Atheists, the hearing impaired, the hearing unimpaired and Hindon'ts but that's just about all. However, if you enjoy frightfully truthful lyrics that are delivered with intense comedic timing you should enjoy Tor's works to the extreme. Stay on groovin' safari, Tor Hershman
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Hi! I play guitar, sing, write, etc. I am definitely looking for people to collaborate and play with, so... You can hear me on my website! Get back! Larree http://larree.ws
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Olympia Jam Band Trip Rock Disco Grungewww.myspace.com We love.. You can hear us play originals at Archive.org we did attempt Terrapin a few times from the studio album full version. But some might say its shwag, some might say its better. I just say we tried and thats that. Many have tried and lets hope more do to... Beats n Sync covers any day of the week. Pizza T luvs U.. ttyl
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Dog Beaver was initially formed as a duo (Mick Flaire & Kenny Briggs) on February 5th, 1989 inside the Grateful Dead's empty production office at the Oakland Civic Auditorium (currently the Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium) the night before the Dead were to kick off their Chinese New Year/Mardi Gras run. Guarding a bare stage, in an empty auditorium, in the middle of the night, the 2 Bill Graham Presents Bluecoats (security staff) were just fooling around with a pair of synthesizers and a 4-track recorder, and made a recording that they jokingly titled, "We Blew Or Own Minds Once". The first track on the recording was facetiously entitled "March of the Giant Cockroaches". To put it bluntly, it was just 2 guys making a lot of noises, and and putting it down on tape! "The Tape", as it was jokingly referred to, was then circulated amongst co-workers, family and friends, garnering some interesting responses. To follow up with the charade, Mick and Kenny decided to perpetuate the "joke" and adopted two "performing personas" by taking the discarded birth names of Conway Twitty (Harold Jenkins) and Gene Chandler (Eugene Dixon) thus becoming "the two old blues guys" to be known as Harold "Dog" Jenkins & Eugene "Beaver" Dixon! Within a few months time the duo of Mick (Harold "Dog" Jenkins) Flaire & Kenny (Eugene "Beaver" Dixon) Briggs was augmented by 3 other friends & co-workers from the concert security staff that just happened to be musicians too. Added to the pair was Mike Wittwer on rhythm guitar, Mike Thompson on drums, and Gary Lambert on bass. And that became the first incarnation of Dog Beaver, the band! Dog Beaver's first official gig was at the Bill Graham Presents Holiday Party in December of 1989, in what used to be an old prohibition-era speakeasy located beneath the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. It was for that first public performance that the sixth member of Dog Beaver, Tom Pinatelli was added on lead guitar, solely on the recommendation of his wife Maggie, who also worked at BGP, in the accounting department. Maggie had mentioned to Mick that her husband Tom, who although he hadn't been in a band for years, was in her Top 5 guitar players ever! Upon hearing that glowing endorsement, Mick invited Tom to come play with Dog Beaver at the Holiday Party, sight unseen, no audition necessary! The addition of Mr. Pinatelli to the proceedings that night turned out to be most fortuitous for The Beav', as they now had a lead guitarist that could hold his own amongst the best axemen in the area. In keeping with the concept that led to Dog Beaver’s origin, the band has recorded nearly every single jam & performance, from it’s inception to the present. In order to tell who had played on a given recording, each member of Dog Beaver was given a number, based on their order of entry into the band, a number that each band member would retain for life! Flaire, who had provided the gear that first fateful night, took No. 1 for himself, co-founder Briggs was issued No. 2, Wittwer No. 3, Thompson No. 4, Lambert No. 5, and last but certainly not least, Pinatelli was given No. 6. Since that time Mike Wittwer has left this mortal coil in 2001, Mike Thompson and Gary Lambert both retired from actively playing in the band, but none the less have retained their numbers, and were replaced by Tree Leyburn (No. 7) on bass, and John Olson (No. 8) on drums, both no longer actively playing with the group, yet also retaining their respective numbers. The present incarnation of Dog Beaver has been together since 2004 with the addition of Guapo (No. 9) on drums, bass & guitar, Chip Usas (No. 0) on bass, & Brian Craft (No. 00) on drums & vocals. No longer being content with just "making noise", Dog Beaver now does long, trippy, extended psychedelic cosmic blues jams, and occasionally will break into actual songs with the "real" lyrics and everything, albit somewhat altered, LOL! The acronym they use to describe their genre is FIJ (prounounced "feedge"), which stands for Free-form Improvisational Jams. When it comes to The Beav', as they are affectionately known, there is no right or wrong, good or bad, it just is what it is! They are not confined by the concepts of tonality, rthym, timing, or even ensemble playing for that matter! Their on-the-spot compositions exist by virtue of the fact that there are multiple, and not necessarily related, things going on at the same time, in the same space! Dog Beaver, disputedly, coined the term "it is what it is", which has now become a catch phrase for all things that defy description or definition! Starting in 1994, with the re-opening of The Fillmore in San Francisco after a 5 year re-modeling process (the building was heavily damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake) Dog Beaver has become the unofficial house band of the Fillmore by playing in The Fillmore’s Poster Room Lounge once a month for the last 15 years! By virtue of their extended engagement there, they now hold the dubious distinction of having played The Fillmore more times than any other artists in the history of the building! That’s more times than the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, & the Quicksilver Messenger Service combined! In keeping with their “underground” roots, which is not a calculated move, but a none the less very real situation, Dog Beaver after 19 years together, still has no management, no record label, no CD releases, no website other than this My Space page, and only in the last few months, thanks to their live collaboration with Electrorganic (Nick Howard) now have a video clip. Their primary source of publicity is by word-of-mouth from those who have stumbled upon one of their infrequent live performances. So you, by virtue of having just read this bio, are now hip to “The Beav’”! Cheers! www.myspace.com/dogbeaver
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but I cannot recommend them strongly enough. And I've said it before but I'll say it here, I'd much rather listen to Tom Pinatelli play (he was in another band, regrettably gone, with a friend of mine) than any lead guitarist in any Dead-related band I know. So anyone who has the chance to check them out, do it!
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Hi... I'd like to share some recently improvised music with you. Please go here and feel free to download: http://toddamodeo.com/sheffield.html This is a recording of four friends on a porch in the Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts. We were happy faces on a beautiful Indian Summer day in October. :-) Some other music to check out and download... http://toddamodeo.com/sheffield.html Oh...and if you prefer music with lyrics and melodies and all that... http://toddamodeo.com/sounds.html Thanks so much for listening! -todd
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Man. It is so hard to find like-minded players... and then, you find them and they FLAKE! I should be finishing up a new CD right now, but my on/off music partner of 25 years decided to do this other gig and shine me on completely... so... Is anyone looking for a solo acoustic guy to open their shows? :D http://iacmusic.com/larree
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The name of my band is the Jason Ferguson Project or more commenly called the JFP. We have been playing in the New York City area for almost three years. We play from the Garcia bands catalogue. This includes songs written and/or performed by Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Band, Eric Clapton, Hank Ballard, Irving Berlin, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Elvis, Chuck Berry, etc. And, of course, Garcia/Hunter. The JFP began with three musicians leaving the Grateful Dead tribute band Half Step, and occasionally perform with them. Those members are Jason Ferguson (guitar and vocals), Gary Knippel (electric piano and Hammond organ), John Benedetti (drums). We presently include Eric Fayer on bass. We play monthly at our "Keystone" known as Beau's Bar, 54 Broadway in Greenlawn, Long Island, NY. We will be performing there this Friday night, Dec. 12th beginning around 10 PM. We are "probably the best band you've never heard of" as of yet. If you'd like to hear you're favorite music played in an intimate setting, come out a see us. Your support will keep the music alive. Check out our website http://www.thejfp.com. We have live audio, photographs, and listings for upcoming gigs. You can sign up to be on our mailing list. Thanks Gary Knippel electric piano and Hammond organ.
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Mostly, I'm gigging solo, as it's difficult to find musicians who want to play anything but Top-40 Pop-Country, Hip-Hop and Top-40 Pop-Rock here in N. Texas...otoh, there are a lot of gigs for me to play, and some are band-gigs, so for those, I hire a bassist and a percussionist by the gig. This is nowhere nearly as satisfying as working w/ the same folks every time, and, obviously, one can't really get any serious arrangements or fun improvs happening. Anyone in the N. Texas area interested in jamming/eventually gigging w/ a 53-yo folk-rocker with a full PA, all the other gear and a lot of gigs to play? http://terryallanhall.com
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Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop a line to you all, that our band LAJ has teamed up with Classic Rock Station CHEZ 106, and we will be donating $1.00 from every copy of our self-titled debut EP sold, to the Doc and Woody CHEO Fund in support of our local Children's Hospital. If you would be interested in supporting our cause, or if you have a minute to check out new material from a new band, please visit www.lajrocks.com. Thank you all for your time!