Three bohemian bands and a world-famous clown came together June 2 at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, California, for a benefit for the Seva Foundation, a global health organization with a core vision of “A world free of blindness.” Emceed by Seva co-founder Wavy Gravy, who remains on its board of directors, Rising Appalachia, Dead Winter Carpenters, and The Sam Chase & the Untraditional marked Seva’s 40th anniversary by visibly invigorating the swaying, dancing crowd.
One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Spawned from jam sessions at the Ancient Mariner bar in Manitou Springs, Colorado in 1987, Shakedown Street quickly grew in popularity, and garnered a legion of loyal fans who refer to themselves as "Shakeheads". In a few short years, throngs of "Shakeheads" could be found on the highways and byways of the Rocky Mountains, making their way to another Shakedown Street show.
Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid fusion band covering the legendary music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish. The band consists of 4 members. Richard James on keyboards, Eric Gould on bass, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar and vocals. This band really knows how to embody the strong emotions in Pink Floyd's music. Also, the unique musical composition of Phish and the fun energetic funky beats of Talking Heads. Pink Talking Fish manages to blend all these sounds together to create an amazing story within every performance.