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DEAD CENTER at THE BROOKLYN BOWL

The Jam Stampede will perform at their ongoing Dead Center event at Brooklyn Bowl on January 25, 2011.  Michael Falzarano (New Riders, Hot Tuna) and Barry Mitterhoff (Hot Tuna) will join us again after having such a good time last August at the very well received Jerry Garcia Retrospective.

With the help of our good friends Michael and Barry we will again revisit some of the Grateful Dead lore. On this date January 25, 1971, 40 years ago, a very propitious year for the Dead, The NRPS and the Grateful Dead performed at the Seattle Center, Seattle Wash. This was a very common occurrence back at that time and sadly short lived.

In homage to that time and place, Jam Stampede will again mine the Grateful Dead and New Riders catalogue for yet another great Dead Center Show at the Brooklyn Bowl.

Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue Williamsburg Brooklyn NY | Show Date: January 25, 2011

Ronnie Penque: Only Road Home

You know him as bassist for the world famous New Riders of the Purple Sage. When not touring the country with The New Riders, Ronnie has been busy working with his solo project The Ronnie Penque Band. Now Ronnie and his band have released their first debut CD, ONLY ROAD HOME. The tracks of this classic Americana rock album are filled with great song writing, infectious grooves, sweet vocals, harmonies and a good old school feel. ONLY ROAD HOME is a hook-laden record with catchy melodies rocked out by Penque*s band.  This record will leave Classic Rock fans singing the songs for weeks.  The blend of Jam band, Rock, R&B, with a taste of Gospel, Country and a "Little Soul* will appeal to fans from The Grateful Dead, Tom Petty to The Eagles.  Penque’s song  writing has elements of  the greats before him like Bob Dylan and Robert Hunter. His voice brings back memories of Don Henley, Jerry Garcia, or Paul Simon. ONLY ROAD HOME is a fresh sounding old school Classic Rock album set to delight Classic Rock, Pop and Jamband fans alike.

The Ronnie Penque Band will be doing a string of CD release parties and shows in the Northeast

Jan 8th 2011 at 9 PM:  Mexicali Live, 1409 Queen Anne Road Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tickets can be purchased at www.mexicalilive.com

The Ronnie Penque Band is led by singer and bassist, Ronnie Penque. The band includes Ron's brother, Chris Penque on rhythm guitar, Jeff Pearlman on keys and vocals, Katie Pearlman on drums and vocals, and Andy Trister on lead guitar.  CD Available at www.ronniepenque.com

Ronnie's Bio:

Ronnie is best known as the bass player and vocalist of the world famous New Riders of the Purple Sage. When not working with NRPS Ronnie spends time with his solo project RONNIE PENQUE BAND which includes his brother Chris Penque on guitar, Andy Trister on lead guitar, Jeff Pearlman on keys and vocals, and Katie Pearlman on drums and vocals.

Ronnie started his music career as the original bass player in the popular New Jersey Grateful Dead cover band, Ripple. Ripple was formed in 1978. During the Ripple years Penque would also moonlight with other bands like Wig Jam and Splintered Sunlight. After Ripple retired in 2003, Ronnie was asked by keyboardist Melvin Seals of The Jerry Garcia Band to join his band, "Melvin Seals and JGB". Ronnie toured with Melvin and JGB for 3 years as lead singer and bassist. Penque then joined up with Buddy Cage and Johnny Markowski in Stir Fried which led to the reforming of The New Riders of the Purple Sage in 2005.Ronnie and the New Riders play over100 shows per year throughout the United States and Canada.

If the name Penque is familiar, Ron's uncle the late Romeo Penque was one of the most famous woodwind and flute players in the music industry who was best known for his work with Miles Davis. At age 12 Ronnie was taught to play bass by his father Ron Penque Sr., an accomplished session bass player for 20 years, who gave Ronnie his 57 Precision bass (Dads Bass) upon his retirement. Some of Ronnie's musical influences are The Grateful Dead*s Phil Lesh, NRPS bass player Dave Torbert, Donald Duck Dunn, John Entwistle, Paul McCartney and Jack Casady, among others.

Through the years Ron has also played with many other bands and great musicians including Bobby Weir, Mickey Hart, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, Melvin Seals, Robert Hunter, Wig Jam, Splintered Sunlight, Jeff Austin, Neon Gods, Stir Fried, John Popper, Jeff Mattson, John Dawson, Tony Trischka, Pete Sears, Buddy Cage,David Nelson, Barry Sless, Keller Wiliams, Donna Jean Godchaux, Jeff Pevar, Tom Constanten, Michael Falzarano, Johnny Markowski, Mark Karen, Jack Casady, GE Smith, Mookie Siegel, Pinetop Perkins and Tex Logan.

JERRY GARCIA A RETROSPECTIVE

JAM STAMPEDE

Featuring members of the Zen Tricksters

Klyph Black, Tom Circosta, Dave Diamond

with Mike Mizwinski and Freeman White (Donna Jean Godchaux Band)

Special Guests

Michael Falzarano   ( New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hot Tuna)

Johnny Markowski  (New Riders of the Purple Sage)

http://www.thenewriders.com/

Barry Mitterhoff      (Hot Tuna)

http://hottuna.com/

Jason Crosby          (Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi Band)

http://www.robertrandolph.net/

http://www.susantedeschi.com/

at Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

Show Date: August 9, 2010

Tickets: $5.00

Online ticketing:

Venue phone

Doors:  6:00pm

Show:   8:00pm

Band website: http://www.reverbnation.com/tomcircosta

Venue/Promoter website: http://www.brooklynbowl.com/calendar/

THE SHOW

A Celebration and Retrospective of Jerry Garcia his music and his musical influence and involvement with other musicians and bands. The Jam Stampede which features members of the Zen Tricksters will perform Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, New Riders, Hot Tuna and other music that Jerry Garcia created and influenced.

New Riders of the Purple Sage benefit Show

The New Riders of the Purple Sage return to Landmark for a benefit performance with all proceeds going to The Sass Foundation for Medical Research on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8 PM.

The New Riders, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years, the band toured and released more than 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass), and Mickey Hart (drums) teamed up with John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar). The current line-up includes original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage as well as Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna), Johnny Markowski (Stir Fried/JGB), and Ronnie Penque (Stir Fried/JGB/Ripple).

Black and Sparrow will be opening with an acoustic set for New Riders of the Purple Sage.  Klyph Black (Zen Trickters, Rumor Has It), John Sparrow (The Pulse, Rumor Has It) Black and Sparrow have opened for Dave Mason, Aztec Two Step, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, Leon Russel and Foreigner. They toured Switzerland in 1995 having two hits there; "Love on the Radio" and "Coming Home Soon."
Tickets sell out quickly - they are $40 in advance, available only at www.ticketweb.com. These tickets are not on sale through Landmark's box office, but you can buy them online.

Not Missing a Step: An Interview with The New Riders of the Purple Sage

photos by Sanjay Suchak- for the Grateful Web

There is a new trend in the music industry today, bands which have been broken up for decades reforming suddenly in order to cash in on the pocketbooks and prosperity of their baby-boo