Garcia Birthday Band
w/guest David Lipkund (of Woodbrain)
- 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 "GBB Family" 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
Justin Pacuska - Guitar & Vocals
Jon Sokol - Guitar & Vocals
About w/guest David Lipkund (of Woodbrain)
Recently signed to prominent Memphis Roots/Blues label Yellow Dog Records, Woodbrain (formerly the Joe McMurrian Quartet) brings a unique brand of high energy, modern delta blues rock jam sound to every show.
Woodbrain features Joe McMurrian (guitar, banjo, vocal), Jimi Bott (drums), David Lipkind (harmonica) and Jason Honl (bass). The guitar-harmonica-bass-drums line-up might be mistaken for a typical blues collective -- at least until this fiery foursome begins to play, when it quickly becomes apparent they are potentially an evolutionary force in the genre. Or several genres at once.
Woodbrain's energy is incendiary; their music deeply rooted in tradition. And yet their songwriting and improvisation pull those roots in all kinds of directions informed by the generations of Son House, Jimi Hendrix, and John Coltrane. Without sacrificing an iota of heart or soul, their sound effortlessly skirts boundaries to reach blues, rock, Americana, and jam scene listeners alike.
Like fellow roots-based new music trailblazers Derek Trucks, Medeski Martin & Wood, and Widespread Panic, it is the exhilaration of making music within a profound tradition, and yet without boundaries, that keeps Woodbrain?s creative fires blazing.
?(new album)establishes this band as all that's right about the contemporary blues scene ....skillful, intrepid and full of more well-worn grooves than an old 78-rpm record. Woodbrain, for all its old-school, slow-smoked flavor, has definitely moved the genre forward in a fresh way. The band is..seamless, fearless and telepathic, laying miles of roots pavement over which McMurrian plies his gritty stories with a rough-and-tumble voice and monstrous guitar chops.? ~Don Campbell, Oregonian 2009
?They?re extremely innovative with a sound completely their own... This quartet should be viewed as sculptors, or painters. They?re creating a new dimension of the blues within our dreams.? ~Cascade Blues Association
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Music: Rock Groove/Jam Property > Crystal Hotel