Poor Man's Whiskey
The inaugural Days Between Festival, celebrating the legacy of late-Grateful Dead patriarch Jerry Garcia and the musical score he left embedded in our soul, was upbeat and a resounding success in northern Mendocino County, California on August 6 and 7, even amidst the rage of north-state wildfires and Covid-19 pandemic 2.0. Proof of vaccination or a negative, very-recent Covid test were required for entry.
Flow Kana presents the inaugural Hopland Hop Harvest & Music Festival with 17 bands on October 26 and 27 to benefit the Hopland Fire Department and the Solar Living Institute. This fun-for-the-whole family event will be held at the Solar Living Center, 13771 US-101, Hopland, CA
The marquee reads “Poor Man’s Whiskey: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band,” and the assumption that they’re no more than a cover band is understandable. Helping fuel the fire is their history of playing The Fox Theater with their renditions of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and the music of Old and In The Way. What the casual passerby doesn’t understand, however, is that there’s much more to this band than rehashing their favorite artists and albums on stage.
Join Poor Man's Whiskey in a special evening of their original Nor-Cal hoe-down and jams as well as a special set of their favorite "Old and in the Way" tunes at the Fairfield Theater in Fairfield, CT this Sunday night, 7/20. Come early and sing along to some of the songs that have served as inspiration to many and given birth to the modern "jamgrass" scene.
The good old boys of Poor Man’s Whiskey, featuring former Cornmeal fiddler Allie Kral, kicked things up a notch at the Fox Theatre on Friday, June 14th with two full sets of northern California bluegrass-based rhythms. The show was billed as Poor Man’s Whiskey playing the music of Old & In the Way, an early seventies bluegrass super group featuring Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead notoriety, bluegrass pioneer Peter Rowan, and a who’s who of string pickers in David Grisman, Vassar Clements, and Jerry Garcia Band alumni John Kahn.