Garcia Birthday Band
Final night! Special Guest David Lipkind
Plus Extra Saturday Goodies
- Crystal Hotel - Al's Den |
- Saturday, November 17, 2012
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- 21 and over
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
About Plus Extra Saturday Goodies
You like beer, right? And free food? And getting to know, you know, cool people? Well every Saturday night at Al's Den, we'll have generous samples of a special, limited-release beer from the Crystal Ballroom Brewery, plus free passed appetizers from Zeus Café (we ain't just talkin' tater tots here, either) and a live interview with the band. Come check it out -the food & drink are divine, the crowd is friendly, and the energy is buzzing.Map & Directions