This weekend the John Kadlecik Band celebrates Jerry Garcia's birthday with a couple of shows: tonight at the Hamilton in Washington, DC, and Saturday at Bear's Picnic Music Festival in Blain, PA! This JKB run will feature Jay Lane, Benjie Porecki, and Wavy Dave and will be putting extra focus on the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Feed your belly (and your head) and bring your dancing shoes!
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros featuring Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane performing songs of Grateful Dead among others will embark on a 19-stop tour this fall across North America. The tour kicks off October 16 and runs through November 18, hitting major markets across the US including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Denver, and Washington D.C. See the complete list of dates below.
The thing is, Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred manage to channel that elusive Dead vibe: wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos. The look, the sound, the atmosphere. It’s uncanny. “It’s more of a ‘take’ on the Dead than a tribute band,” says bassist Dan Horne. “We end up sounding almost more like the Dead because we approach it in this free-spirited way.”
Thinking of Jerry Garcia today, on what would've been his 76th birthday. His diverse collection of music , mostly with the Grateful Dead, continues to live on via recordings and live re-interpretations by myriad musicians, celebrating a musical library that is an important part of late-20th century contemporary American music.
Who's up for a real good time? Gather your tribe and head on out to the 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies. We've got the Grateful Dead's entire 7/7/89 concert, the very last show at Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Stadium. Dancing in the aisles is guaranteed! Oh, and you'll want to head down early because we've got an exclusive sneak peek at the PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73 - '74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS teed up and ready to roll.
It's all happening this Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00pm local time.
Produced as an annual celebration of and fundraiser for Mount Tamalpais State Park by Roots & Branches Conservancy, the annual one-day festival has raised $175,000 for Mount Tam in just its first three years. Last year, San Francisco Magazine named Sound Summit as Best Festival of the North Bay in its annual Best of the Bay issue, citing its quality and intimacy.