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Sunday, July 30, 2017
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Featuring live music, along with food and beverage specials, our annual Tie-Dye Golf Tourney, and more...Truly one of the most fun and festive events of the summer, Jerry Garcia's Birthday is a devil of a good time – check out live music, join in the colorful Tie-Dye Golf Tournament, pay respects at the "Garcia Bronze" sculpture set in a wooded glen, enjoy handcrafted McMenamins ales, wines and spirits and more.
Little Red Shed
Freak Mountain Ramblers - 1 p.m. 'til 3:30 p.m.Garcia Birthday Band - 4:20 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.Winery Tasting RoomKris Deelane - 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.Roaming
Brass Roots Movement - TBD
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!
Band Members:Arthur Steinhorn (drums)Scott Gillan (bass/vocals)Justin Pacuska (guitar/vocals)Peter Bach (guitar/vocals)Adam King (keyboards/vocals)
Portland's own Freak Mountain Ramblers bring a rollicking brand of rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, alternative country and country-blues to every show they play.
With a lineup including three members of the inimitable and notorious Holy Modal Rounders / Clamtones amalgamation of the '70s and '80s, Freak Mountain Ramblers has its roots in the underbelly of the alternative music scene that existed at that time, both in Portland and across the country. The Freaks have accumulated a loyal following in the Portland area by dependably creating beauty and bedlam at their live shows, and by producing CDs that successfully translate that energy and excitement to disc. Four lead singer/songwriters, each with a distinct character and approach to life and music, provide a dynamic show that packs the rooms with some of the most interesting music fans around.
The Freak Mountain Ramblers are veteran performers packing decades of experience. FMR members have been core musicians of the Holy Modal Rounders, Golden Delicious, the Clamtones, Richard Cranium and the Phoreheads, Prairie Dogs, Swingline Cubs, The Trail Band, and The Fly By Night Jass Band.
"... Freak Mountain Ramblers aren't your typical country western band. Not only have they chucked the slick yippie-ki-yay good looks of contemporary C&W singers for the haggard couture of mountain men, their lyrics have bizarrely warped the genre's storytelling. One song starts as a fable about two fighting neighbors and picks up speed until they have doused each other with gasoline. Strangely addictive and disturbingly fun, the song is sung in sweet tones and set to a galloping swing." – Portland Mercury
BRM is a Portland based New Orleans Second-Line style funky brass band that mixes traditional old-school parade songs with modern funk, hip-hop and R&B to make one giant pot of musical Jambalaya. You'll be getting funky like a hot Bourbon street summer night. Bring your dance shoes and umbrella 'cause it's gonna get funky in here!
" ... the exceptionally fine and diverse vocals of Kris Deelane." -- Abilene Reporter-News Weekend, Abilene, Texas
Raised in suburban Los Angeles during the punk rock era, Deelane's influences were diverse - from The Beatles and Neil Young to The Pretenders, X, and The Plasmatics (Wendy O. Williams was a favorite). The sense of righteous defiance coupled with a tragic flair resonated in her, and continues to inform her music, art and style.
Deelane started her music career in college as keyboardist and singer in an Andrew Sisters-meets-B52s group called Alice, I Wonder. In 1990, she toured the Soviet Union singing in a production of Fiddler on the Roof. When she got back to LA, she got behind the drums for the first time in the band Slaughterhouse 5, and played bass in the ska band Timeboy.
Deelane went on to sharpen her songwriting and guitar skills on many tours with the nationally-acclaimed acoustic rock duo Adam & Kris. She took a break from the duo in 2000 to play guitar and percussion on tour with a reggae group that included the legendary Fully Fullwood, Rock Deadrick and Jawge Hughes.
In SweetJuice, Deelane alternated between guitar, drums and bass, while her vocal qualities earned her guest recording spots with nationally acclaimed groups the Decemberists and Jerry Joseph and the Jack Mormons.
More recently, Deelane has been putting her energy and vocal talents into developing her solo career. She's now in the process of playing lots of music, writing new material, and putting together the Kris Deelane Band. Be on the lookout for a performance of the KDB at a venue near you, because the girl can't help it that she likes to rock.
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