At this point, the Grateful Dead family of musicians has become so large that it’s easy to miss many of its component parts. So many of the fabulous artists that make up the backdrop of our glorious musical bloom get overlooked by the simple adage, “So much good music, so little time.” Yet despite what we Deadheads might miss in the plethora of it all, Bob Weir doesn’t.
Grateful Web is proud to announce a dream come true to any person who ever thought to pick up a drum stick or can’t help but pound out a beat on a thigh or tabletop. (Drum roll, please.) Wolf Brothers’ drummer, Jay Lane, is joining the staff at Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco. Yes, you heard right, you can just click on a website or pick up the phone and learn the fine arts of drumming from Jay Lane.
TourGigs.com will be streaming a FREE webcast of the HeadCount 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert at 8:30 ET on Wednesday June 4th.Bob Weir & RatDog will be joined by HeadCount co-chair Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey’s McGee), Eric Krasno (Soulive) and the Lettuce horns section for the celebration at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City.Tickets for the event sold out in 35 minutes, but
Bob Weir and RatDog will join a slew of guest musicians at the HeadCount 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on June 4th. The event will also be the official Kickoff Party for Mountain Jam, a festival that begins the next day at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York and runs through the weekend.
The Grateful Web’s John Schumm recently sat down with RatDog guitarist Mark Karan, currently touring with Terrapin Flyer and Melvin Seals. Mark speaks about being embraced by the Grateful Dead community, touring with Terrapin Flyer, the upcoming RatDog tour, his battle with throat cancer, his solo career, and so much more.
The demographics of a show that contains any member of The Grateful Dead is not as easily predicted as you may think. Wednesday night’s show at Innsbrook Pavilion, near Richmond was peppered with the usual suspects, to be sure.
In keeping with the event's continued effort to balance renowned national touring acts with local artists, Norwalk, CT-based singer, songwriter and musician PJ Pacifico has earned the final slot on the 2009 Gathering of the Vibes Main Stage. Pacifico will be the festival's opening bookend to one of his earliest musical influences Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), who will close the festival on Sunday, July 26.