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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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    Indiana
    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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you can email me at illuminoidal at mac dot com, or drop me a note via dead net
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Hey folks,Dennisw from DNC here. We're nose down working on our next album, and have been previewing tracks on our Facebook and website. If you "Like" the Facebook page you'll get access to free downloads, etc. http://facebook.com/voodooloons Also just loaded brand new songs, old songs, alt mixes, outtakes, experimental tracks, etc. to the free stream on the website. Just lick the Loons Radio link towards the right. http://voodooloons.com/sounds.html Finally, if you're in the Midwest we'll be playing a big St. Paddy's Day show at the historic Southgate House in Cincinnati. Lots of great music on the bill, give us a shout if you're int eh area. Take care, D
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On Monday my friend and I are going to have a jam/recording session. We are huge deadheads and have been jamming for a while. We thought it was time to honor the dead. Here are the tracks we are going to attempt to cover. Scarlet-Fire Sugaree-Bucket China-Rider Help-Slipknot!-Franklin's Ramble on Rose Viola Lee Blues Ripple Possible Darkstar
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Hello everyone. If you have the time, give my band OVERMIND a listen. Positive experimental reggae with a message. You can hear all of our songs and download our EP for free at Reverbnation.com/OvermindNJ let me know what you think, and I hope you enjoy. Feel free to "like" our facebook page also! Much respect
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We are a bunch of "old" dead heads who just love to jam as often as possible (our goal is once a week but life sometimes gets in the way) We just play for fun with no real agenda. We do the music of the Dead, Dylan, Beatles, other assorted stuff and even originals. I always like to say that we are a drum circle with a lot of guitars. But in fact we are looking for a drummer and or percussionist and keyboard player. If you are interested in joining us (even occasionally) contact me at mrgratefu@aol.com. Leave me your phone number and a little bit about you and we will contact you.
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We started covering dead tunes while in college in the mid 70s, leaning heavily on Anthem, Aoxomoxoa, and Skullfuck. 36 years later we have reunited and are at it once again. Seems we are stuck in Europe '72 and can't get out.
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We would be most grateful if you would check out our band. We are an improv band consisting of 6 members from 3 cities in 3 different states. We only get together to play live and most everything is made up on the spot, we do fall into an occassional cover by The Dead, Pink Floyd,Dylan or an old traditional and an occassional original, but nothing is ever planned or rehearsed. Because of this we have hours and hours of live recordings but very little tracked out which makes it hard to post. Two people however have posted you tube videos of us, they can be found by googling Spongecake And The Fluff Ramblers. Also, our percussionist can be found on you tube playing with Robert Randolph and The Family Band and has recorded with Rob Wasserman,Stephen Perkins, Steven Molitz, and Willie waldman. Please check out our tunes and let us know what think.Peace and Love Spun Fluffington
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I am in a band called Positive Mental Trip but this weekend, Saturday May 21st, 2011, I am playing at my festival, Positive Mental Trip Festival in Northville, NY with Tom Constanten in his band "In the Dark". A big deal for me and will be up on two songs with them. Anyone interested check out my site- www.positivementaltrip.net . 3 days of camping and music in the Adirondack mountains of New York.
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I played in a band called Single Shipper for four months. We played pop-punk/ grunge (kind of different for these forums i know lol) we didnt play any shows because of money and travel problems. But we split cos' my drummer was heavily envolving himself around drinking and pot smokeing which was affecting his playing and concentration. But also cos'..... he wanted to play speed metal. A: Not really too much into that & B: I'm not that and what I mean by "that skilled" I mean "THAT SKILLED" enough to play that kind of music haha. I'm mostly good at three/four chord progressions, covers (Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Social Distortion, Sublime etc...) But before that and to this day I'm a solo artist and would rather prefer that over being in a band :) (PE(A)CE)
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"..one good thing, one good thing, when it hits you feel no pain..." hey now...new design for my cyber sight www.marcthemusicman.com music for kids...kids of all ages that is...
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"..one good thing, one good thing, when it hits you feel no pain..." hey now...new design for my cyber sight www.marcthemusicman.com music for kids...kids of all ages that is...
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Better late than never...Been writing songs since the early seventies, and just put out a CD "One Long Skid vol.1" I finally had time to go back to the station and pick up a few of my cars that I left off years ago! Hope some folks like it, and pass the word. A little reckoning maybe... www.onelongskid.com Keep on Skidin' Jon Clark
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Hey Now! I'm an old deadhead, so glad I made it! I've been "out of touch" for a few years but so glad to be back. I'm a musician who plays a very unusual instrument, a "Prizim" which is a glorified Autoharp. 37 strings. I have just uploaded a bunch o dead tunes, including Terrapin, Eyes, Birdsong and some others. Bluesy Black Peter. take a look, enjoy. Website is coming in a few weeks. www.youtube.com/otto5ification enjoy!
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Hey now everyone,For over 15yrs I've been a gigging/session drummer from central Massachusetts who is fortunate to play in all kinds of bands and with all kinds of great musicians in the central and western portions of Mass. I play with bands/projects that range from jazz, organ funk, hyper-eclectic blues-funk-rock to bands with Dead heavy set list. I even have a couple GD/Jerry based projects in the works for next year! If you're from or ever around these areas of Mass, let me know or check out my (shameless plug) facebook page as I usually post any gigs I'm doing there. https://www.facebook.com/Drumma75 And if you or someone you know is a pro/semi-pro level player looking for a drummer in the aforementioned locations, let me know! Especially if it's Dead related ;) Thanks for your time!
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Please stop by our FB page or Web site and say hI! https://www.facebook.com/TheGarciaProject www.thegarciaproject.com The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. Its about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another. Its The Garcia Project. Kat Walkerson adds heartfelt and soulful female vocals to the mix. She brings an awesome energy to the project and you can feel her love for this music though her singing. She exudes positive vibes and her smiles are a testament to her appreciation of the music. Kat has had the pleasure of singing with Melvin Seals and JGB, Stella Blue's Band, Legion of Jerry, to name a few bands. Mik Bondy fills the "Jerry" role with modesty and an understanding that no one can replace Jerry - but that we all together can rejoice in his music. Mik has constructed two tribute guitars and a recreation of Jerry's actual guitar amps, effects and speakers. Mik loves to jam and has played with his other band "Tapestry" for over twenty years. A long time jerry-head, Mik enjoyed the last few years of Jerry's life following the JGB around whenever he could. Tom Lee has played in numerous groups from the 60's on through today. He used to have a crack equipment crew to haul his Hammond B3 and leslies back in the day but now enjoys the marvel that is the new Hammond XK3C and a new road leslie! Tom fills the keyboard role and really gets into it. Since adding some GD Jerry tunes to the mix he has added some piano sounds as well and really fills up the air with some heavy swells!
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HI guys! My name is Simon Stanley Ward. I am a 25 year old singer songwriter from London! I just wanted to share with you a little video of me attempting a cover of Standing on the Moon last night at a show in Brixton (south London)!! Anyway, here are the results below.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flgzgD4LbiE I normally peform original material (www.reverbnation.com/simonstanleyward) but I really enjoy playing this one live when I get the chance. Thanks guys and its really great to have become a member here. Best regards Simon
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My friend and I are in process of putting together a Christian jam band. We plan to play originals as well as hymns, gospel, praise and worship music, but all with plenty of jamming and jiving. We're not what you'd call "fundies." More like ecumencial, mystic Christian lefties, but who needs categories?
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old rough video of mountains of the moon. not sure how to get it into the sight to be seen
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I haven't posted in this thread since 2008! So, I figure a refresher is in order. Here's theCAUSE at our annual Potter County party. A lovely, annual gathering of 150-250 friends where we play music, hang out, eat & drink and be together for 3 days. We've tightened up the band a bit. Here, Patti Spadaro (guitar) and Andrea Pearl (backing vocals) sit in with us. Check out our site: www.theCAUSEjams.com and we hope you'll enjoy (as well as "LIKE") our videos on the Dead Covers Project!!
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Acid Rain Light Show is....well, a light show, up in South-Western British Columbia. The only bands we've worked with that you'd have heard of would be The Country Joe Band and Eric Burden and the Animals. But also several Dead cover bands over our 38 years of existence. You are invited to check us out on Facebook-just search Acid Rain Light Show.
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Hey Dead family! I have really been enjoying all the amazing covers during this months project. Thanks for the inspiration! We play original music that is inspired, in part, by the Dead's early 70's sound. We also do a yearly Halloween show as the Dead...here's a clip from 2010. If you want to hear our original music (I promise it will be worth your time!) go to themayflies dot com. All of our music is availble to stream on our music page. Peace!
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Hey now, everyone!! Every year for the past 13 years, our bassist David Tauberg, has organized a benefit for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank called "D-JAM". For the past several years it's been a show where theCAUSE plays with tons of guests and it's always a fun and productive evening. THIS year's D-Jam will be theCAUSE playing all night long with very special guest, STEVE KIMOCK!!! We will have a few wonderful guest vocalists throughout the night, but it will predominantly be KIMOCK & theCAUSE!. Saturday, March 31st FRANKIE & GEORGIE'S D-JAM 2012 theCAUSE with SPECIAL GUEST - STEVE KIMOCK!!! Benefit for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 5832 Forward Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Donations: http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/Details.aspx?RecId=127&type=calendar www.theCAUSEjams.com www.kimock.com
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Hey all! Discovering the DeadCoversProject led me to discovering this forum so let me introduce The Likely Hoods from Brooklyn NYC! Please dig into our DCP video, "Like" it on YouTube if you do, share it far and wide and then check out what else we do at http://www.thelikelyhoods.com - Cheers! Direct YouTube link: http://youtu.be/iM3wzHqEr3I
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G'day, eh? Grateful We're Not Dead is a country, party band that will entertain for food and beer, not necessarily in that order. We are located in the Ottawa, Canada area and entertain for free at charity events, fund raisers, peace concerts, seniors' residences, nursing homes, private parties, etc. All funds raised are donated to charity. The two main charities we support are Mufindi Orphans Canada and Ottawa Valley Aid for Chernobyl Children. When we perform for a private party, the organizers are required to make a donation to the charity of their choice. All band expenses are paid out of our own pockets so I guess you could say, "We pay to play for you". :) The youngest member of the band is over 50 and the oldest is just under 70. You might say we're getting a little "long in the tooth"; however, we're having fun and will likely continue at it until we can no longer load the equipment in the truck. You can check out our website at http://gratefulwerenotdead.com which in turn links to more Grateful We're Not Dead web presence. If you wish, you can check out a video of the band doing its theme song: Direct Youtube link: http://youtu.be/aiSgujXRiV4 Thank you for your indulgence. :)
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My band Corkscrew is a Dead friendly band. We play all sorts of Classic Rock and originals. We all love the Dead, and play many tunes. Corkscrew will be recreating this most epic album Europe ’72 live on Friday 4/20 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the release. Ditto's 342 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT @ 9:30 Special guests $5
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Pittsburgh Grateful Dead band, theCAUSE played a wonderful show with the legendary, incredible, fantastic, amazing - and all around great guy - STEVE KIMOCK, sitting in with us all night. The whole first set has been put up on YouTube in a playlist, if you wanna check it out: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA54C7AAE0BA73080&feature=plcp The audio is pretty chatty - we are getting a soundboard recording soon, but not for video. Here's one for you to check out - a riproaring Sugaree, featuring Steve Kimock (far left, stage right) on guitar and our own Jill Paone Simmons on vocals. Second Set coming soon!
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We are a Ft. Worth, Texas based band. Play some Dead tunes, as well as some other covers. Mainly play original music though. We blend rock and roll, folk, country, blues and soul all into one. We are all about the moment with each song and where it can take us live with each other and the crowd. You can check us out at www.ppmband.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/pistolpackinmamaband .. Hope to meet some new friends from joining this awesome site! Peace and piece. ;-)
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Mountains of the Moon, an acoustic, Americana-themed cocaine cowboy celebration of the Good 'Ol Grateful Dead, performs at Brix in Sunset Beach, CA Come holler, sing along, and share your stories about truckin' up the coast with some of LA's finest players and pickers http://www.facebook.com/events/399993226707506/?ref=ts
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Video Playlist for Set I (with soundboard audio)...http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA54C7AAE0BA73080&feature=plcp Video Playlist for Set II (with soundboard audio)... http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC3480548C5ABB184&feature=plcp The whole show (soundboard audio) on ARCHIVE.ORG.... http://archive.org/details/theCAUSE2012-03-31.theCAUSEwSteveKimock2012-… And here's LOOSE LUCY...
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cool!
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The Window Panes are a five-piece ensemble, based out of Winchester, VA, that performs in the acoustic rock / folk / jam genre. We are a middle-aged group of dead heads that have found a blend of acoustic guitars and mandolin with full drum kit and bass backbeats. Drawing from Grateful Dead roots this band has multiple singers in the band, singing originally written material, as well as favorite covers of jam bands of our time. There are links to our upcming shows, ReverbNation.com site, as well as entire shows on archive.org (click on Set Lists) on our home page at: http://www.thewindowpanes.com ...feel free to download free poster art by our mandolin player, Vince. We are hoping to expand our reach to the extended family. We appreciate your support (mailing list sign-up) and any feedback you may wish to dish. Thank you. -ddp, (~);}