Jerry Jam Presents
Cats Under The Stars ft. Melvin Seals of Jerry Garcia Band
w/ Sly Richard
Thursday, March 10, 2016
18+ $12 ADV // $15 DOS
Cats Under the Stars - A Tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band
Formed out of the necessity for a Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band we bring you JGB tunes with authenticity. Some of us have been playing together for a long time and some are new-found members that fit in like an old hat. We are all hard working musicians who love the music, Jerry, and performing. Our intentions, pure and simple, are to create good times, dancing, great music, and an experience you will not soon forget.
“I think your band is at the top of the heap of JGB inspired bands. You all treat songs very much as we tried to do so many years ago. I was struck with Pete’s drumming and Zach plays more like ol’ Jer than anyone I’ve heard. Pete’s groove: each song starts and ends with the same tempo, he doesn’t slow down or speed up and this is a rare thing with the other JGB inspired bands. I also like his feel, he seems to be telling the others ‘let me wrap my arms around you all and define the feel and tempo for all of us, trust in me’ great drummers have always done this, drummers like Jim Gordon, Charlie Watts and I’ve always tried to do this whenever I played a song.
– David Kemper, Drummer of Jerry Garcia Band
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 in the 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.
Formed at Jerry Jam through the collaborative forces of Whiskey Geese and WhiteSteer, ‘Sly Richard’ is rock and roll. Soulful swagger with a badass attitude. Featuring Chris White on lead vox, Tyler Wayne on B3, Dane Anderson on guitar, Jared Steer and drums, and Brendan Dowd on bass.