This is Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web here with Organ maestro, vocalist, and bandleader Melvin Seals. Since 1981 Seals sat behind organ, piano, and synthesizer for Jerry Garcia Band. His gospel, soul and blues influences were pivotal to the evolution of Garcia Band’s sound. All the more remarkable, since the untimely passing of Garcia in 1995, Seals assembled a talented lineup of musicians to continue Jerry Garcia Band’s music.
Thirty minutes before show time on February 9, the musicians had all arrived at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California, but band leader Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz was not finished prepping. Backstage, Lebo, bass player Steve Adams, and a three-piece brass section worked on a special arrangement of “China Cat Sunflower” that sounded like a tie-dyed New Orleans Mardis Gras Brass Band.
Brooklyn, NY’s The Nth Power are proud to announce a slew of North American spring tour dates. The soul, funk and R&B all-pro onslaught are hitting the road for 40+ dates over a 2-month timespan and will share select stages with Turkuaz, The Motet, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and others.
Widespread Panic has announced spring tour dates in celebration of the band's 30th anniversary and twelfth studio album, Street Dogs (September 25th 2015 via Vanguard Records). The tour will kick off with three nights at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater with stops in Chicago, Detroit and Wanee Music Festival. Their good friends Tedeschi Trucks Band will join them in Birmingham on April 23 and their good friend Jason Isbell will join them in Raleigh on April 30. See tour dates below.
When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold Record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio.
Comics, illustrators, and artists of all stripes will join together this spring for the inaugural DINK Independent Comic Expo set to take place in the gorgeous Mile High City from March 25-26. A boutique expo with a focus on independent comics and art influencers, the event promises to deliver top notch mercantile and visual arts of many kinds.
Now in its fifth year, Treefort Music Fest presents new, emerging artists from all over the world. This year continues that tradition. Treefort Music Fest 2016, happening Wednesday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 27th in downtown Boise, rounds out its lineup today with a diverse group of emerging artists alongside established legends.