Dark Star Orchestra
Dark Star Orchestra Bassist to Perform with Phil Lesh’s Historic Bass ‘Mission Control’ in San Diego & Los Angeles
The story behind one of the most technically decorated and carefully crafted bass instruments in music history is one of true Grateful Dead lore.
Thanks to the generosity of the guitar's new owner Andy Logan, Dark Star Orchestra guitarist Jeff Mattson will be the first to perform with the instrument since Garcia set it down following that summer evening's show. Alligator returns to the stage Saturday, February 15 when Dark Star Orchestra performs at The Warfield in San Francisco.
Dark Star Orchestra announces the dates for their Spring Tour hitting numerous markets in the Southeast. Performing a handful of new venues, DSO will debut at The Caverns in Pelham, TN and scored an upgrade in Atlanta with their authentic Grateful Dead show entertaining thousands at The Tabernacle.
Almost 17 years ago, back in 2003, I played my first show with Melvin Seals in Albuquerque, NM and had an absolute blast.
Come ring in the New Year with the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., which will host prominent Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra from Dec. 30 – 31. It will be a festive evening of ’Dead tunes plus New Year’s Eve goodies like hats, décor and a balloon drop. Dark Star Orchestra, which has performed to critical acclaim for more than 20 years and 2,600 shows, continues the Grateful Dead legacy – with shows built off the Dead’s extensive catalog.
Known for their lifelike recreations of historic Grateful Dead recreations, perennial touring juggernaut Dark Star Orchestra today announces dates for their 9th annual Dark Star Jubilee festival. Happening May 22-24, 2020 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, DSO will headline all three nights of the event and additional festival acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Dobro, mandolin, guitar, musical exaltations and vocal flourishes – and much more – lilted through the autumn-painted trees and into the ears and souls of some colorful attendees at the fairgrounds in the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Placerville, California, at the ninth annual Hangtown Music Festival (formerly the Hangtown Halloween Ball).