Garcia Birthday Band
- White Eagle Saloon |
- Friday, April 27, 2012
- 9:30 p.m. |
- $6 per person |
- 21 and over
Come out for this special "Last Friday" edition of GBB's ongoing "Last Thursdays" to honor the 6th Anniversary of their monthly event at White Eagle. If you've never been out for this before, you'll quickly understand why the "GBB Family" is a growing force in Portland's Jam-band/Deadhead scene. If you're already part of the "family," you'll want to celebrate the band's more-than 70 heart-felt White Eagle performances at this unique Friday night show. Come and get your "Jerry" on!
** Special Giveaway **
McMenamins has generously provided a pair of tickets to see Mickey Hart on May 10 at the Crystal Ballroom! Enter this free raffle before the band's 2nd set starts – they'll be picking the winner!
About Garcia Birthday Band
Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), based in Portland, Oregon, is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.
But this isn't a "tribute band!" Drawing on years of individual and shared experience, these players are able to craft and transform these tunes into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band's musical travels and explorations of possibly the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time.
Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rocking, hoppin' and shakin', the band's quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious.
Music-lovers with a wide variety of tastes enjoy this band's extensive playlist which includes classics from Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Cliff, Traffic, Dr. John, Merle Haggard, The Meters, Neville Brothers, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Warren Zevon, Rev. Gary Davis, Bruce Cockburn, and Peter Tosh, to name a few. If your musical tastes range from rock-and-roll, country, R&B, blues, bluegrass, folk, or Americana, you will dig this band. No need to be a Deadhead.
With musicians hailing from the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS), David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cubensis, Buds of May, Ike Willis Band, Brothers Jam and LOOS3, this band is certain to provide high musical adventure!
Arthur Steinhorn - Drums
Scott Gillan - Bass & Vocals
Travers Kiley - Keyboard & Vocals
Justin Pacuska - Guitar & Vocals
Jon Sokol - Guitar & Vocals