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Stu Allen & Mars Hotel [Website] - 3:00pm
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, a tribute band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, emulates the feel, excitement, and energy of the Grateful Dead at their peak. Filled with jam band veterans and Grateful Dead enthusiasts, this band is sure to please even the most discriminating dead-head. Featuring the ever-popular and always inventive Stu Allen (Phil Lesh and Friends, DSO, Melvin Seals & JGB), Mars Hotel presents familiar and obscure Dead songs which they use as launch pads for flights of improvisation. Come join Stu Allen & Mars Hotel for a far out journey that's sure to hit home.
Stu Allen - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Nate Lapointe - Guitar, Vocals
Reed Mathis - Bass
Scott Gubernman - Keys
More TBA soon....
Melvin Seals & JGB [Website] - 12:45pm
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist, and producer.
Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards inthe Jerry Garcia Band.Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music." From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops tothe table. John Kadlecik on lead guitar and vocal duties, John-Paul McLean's savory bass,Jeremy Hoenig on the drumsand, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create aspontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling(and some staring in amazement) for hours.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe." Melvin continues to treat music lovers to hisunique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself
MELVIN SEALS & JGB:
Melvin Seals -Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards & Vocals
John Kadlecik -Electric Guitar & Lead Vocals
John-Paul McLean -Bass
Jeremy Hoenig -Drums
Box Set [Website] - 11:30am
Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson met in a San Francisco cafe 32 years ago and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 14 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings. Box Set has been entertaining audiences these many years with their powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and crisp vocal harmonies. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as "a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers". With the addition of multi-instrumentalist, Ben Landsverk 9 years ago, Box Set added an additional level of depth, and more importantly, a powerful third harmony. While both Jim and Jeff have been busy with other projects over the years (Jim owns and operates both Revolution Hall and Mississippi Studios in Portand, and Jeff oined Grateful Dead members, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in "Furthur"), they continue to play live and create new music together as Box Set.