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Joined: May 26 2007

A lot of folks here are musicians and play in bands. Here's the place to talk about them. What kind of music you play, upcoming gigs, etc.


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Joined: Dec 21 2016

I play guitar and looking for anyone who wants to play Garcia and other tunes.

Joined: Jun 6 2007
The Garcia Project is touring the Pacific Northwest

Hey now family!

We will be recreating full Jerry Garcia Band Set lists from 1976-1995. Our tour starts in Seattle, WA and goes down to Santa Cruz, CA. We have a special show on March 8th at Club Fox in Redwood City, with special guest Maria Muldaur, joining me on vocals, to recreate a 1978 JGB show, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cats Under the Starts tour. Here is our full tour schedule for the Pacific Northwest. After this, we head to the East Coast for some great shows as well. Please keep in touch with us at Gratitude, and much love. Hope to see you at a show.

2018 Pacific Northwest Spring Tour Dates:

Feb 27 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern

Feb 28 - Portland, OR - Goodfoot Lounge

March 1 - Bend, OR - Domino Room

March 2 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

March 4 - Winters, CA - Palms Playhouse

March 8 - Redwood City, CA - Club Fox w/ Maria Mauldaur

March 9 - Santa Cruz, CA - Michaels On Main

March 10 - Fairfax, CA - 19 Broadway

I spent a lot of nights in a lot of places with the Jerry Garcia Band, and I’m here to say that I really enjoy what The Garcia Project does with those memories. Mik’s guitar and his and Kat’s vocals stir up some very sweet vibes…some times they almost make me feel like I’m back in, say, 1992 at the Warfield. Check ‘em out. — Dennis McNally, former publicist for the Jerry Garcia Band

“The Garcia Project was on point with the whole experience and it didn’t seem like a cover band more like a mirrored band…they are just as real as the Jerry Garcia Band. “
– Buffalo FM Review

“If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you are at a Jerry Garcia Band show.”
– ecoLocal Magazine

“In order for a tribute band to be successful, fans need to look at them as the authority on the artist they are emulating. The Garcia Project pulls it off effortlessly. Go see them live …The Garcia Project is the whole package.”
– Jim Gilbert, Upstate Live

“”Deadicated“ to carrying on the music and vibe of Jerry that so many still carry in their hearts.”
– Albany Times Union

The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another. It’s The Garcia Project.

Joined: Sep 26 2017
Keep Rockin'

This is really an interesting thread wherein some can showcase his/her talent.

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Joined: May 26 2007
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moved here because it's a demo of original work.

Joined: Dec 17 2015
Eternal Flame

a new, original song by Ozark Matt words and music copyright 2017 all rights reserved. Recorded 9.12.2017.

Your sacred heart, it burns true
I hope he can be with you
17 times I kissed you there
18 rhymes you cursed me here
Pluto knows when to leave
Chiron stays as he please

It's tragic that you had to go
I'll Love you more than you will know
You can't believe the words you said
He really got inside your head
Our life we built, you threw away
Without him here, you would have stayed

An eternal flame can be reborn
It can be reshaped, it can be reformed
I reach you now in your dreams
We're alone to work on things
I hold your hand and hear your voice
I am here for you whatever the choice

Joined: Aug 2 2013

Kodiak Island Alaska here
My original instrumental music is on bandcamp

11 song GD cover playlist on YouTube
Multi track recordings, I am playing all instrumenta

I recorded Dark Star a whole lotta times >

Frankie Barton 3/28/2017

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Joined: May 10 2012
Looking for people to work with

I am Andy in Switzerland and i have a project called the Cosmic pimp band.
I am always looking for vocalists/keyboards/drums to collaborate with.
So far i have released 4 albums working with people i have never met, in fact none of the musicians have ever met which makes for much weirdness.
check out my stuff here
If anyone is interested in joining in the fun then blast me an email at
Thank you and keep on truckin`

Joined: Jun 18 2008

I'm not in a band, but I am a songwriter. I write commercial pop and country music, which I realize is not what you'd expect from a Deadhead. My commercial songs are professionally recorded with studio musicians and singers. You can head some of my work at

I also write some singer/songwriter material for myself, which I don't have professional recordings of. I recently tried my hand at self-producing one of them, which can be heard at the above link. That one is called "When It Came to You".

Joined: Jun 3 2010
Help On The Way?/Slipknot

Maybe I can shoot my distress signal here and someone will see it. I have lived in the foothills southeast of Sacramento, California for 27 years, and have not been able to start any kind of band, let alone one that plays originals, or any Left Coast music, like Quicksilver, New Riders, Airplane, not to mention the Dead. I am way beyond being totally exasperated over this issue. People here do Top 40, oldies and wine tasting stuff, and it's ALWAYS the same thing, over and over, and usually, not very good. (A lot of good people that I get along with, but no truly electric jams).

Over the last 5 years I have played solo acoustic (with occasional electric tunes) at the Jackson Farmer's market 2 or 3 times a summer. A lot of Dead songs - Bob & Jerry and even a Brent song one time - along with Allman Brothers, Jackson Brown, Paul Simon, Neil Young, David Crosby, CSN, Steve Stills, Hot Tuna, NRPS, Steely Dan, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell (Yvette in English) etc. I played Bob's "Only A River" on September 11th this past September. Anyone else trotted that one out yet? Even though, since 1966, my tastes have gone all the way from AC/DC and The Allman Brothers to Yes and ZZ Top. And "All points in between" - Zep, Stones, you know. (80's band in Ohio - Judas Priest, Billy Idol - on bass) - you name it. Sing and play. Both at the same time.

I bought new ceramic magnets for my guitar pickups, and learned a little about circuitry at the old Alembic store back in 1974. I talked with Tim Leary directly in Reno back in '92. I was working on a tugboat in San Francisco Bay the night of Bill Graham's helicopter crash. I worked on the pyro crew at the very last Oakland New Year's Eve show and met Mountain Girl that night. I saw Bob's Q&A in Angel's Camp at the Further Festival. I went to Terrapin in San Rafael last July 4th & 5th of 2015 for the simulcast, and Phil's brother-in-law sat down and had a few cocktails with me, and I have been there several times since then. I went to Wavy Gravy's birthday bash this past May to see the present version of NRPS. I personally wished Wavy a happy birthday. Steve Stills threw a guitar pick directly to me last June in Berkeley. I was right in front of the stage at Wheatland last June, alongside two other guitar pickers, to boot. I just talked with Steve Earl and met Shawn Colvin a couple of weeks ago. And I'm going to see Bob's Campfire Blue Mountain show in Oakland just a few hours from now.

Not a kid, nor a poseur - totally legit, and fully professional and employed full-time.

I am in DESPERATE NEED of a bass player and drummer who "get" a deep knowledge of the blues and bluegrass, have good skills and personalities, and can "swing like motherf----rs" in a jam. I've seen lots of this going on in Nevada City and Santa Cruz, but south of Sacramento it is not happening at all - it's a cultural wasteland. Musicians around here seem to think it's some kind of pathetic joke to do "hippie music", meaning, they are all about alcohol - period.

Not the fastest gun in the west, but ask anyone - I "sound really good". Not religiously respectful of the official recorded version of the songs, but I sure do know how to play 'em, and quite well, too. Better than a lot of the guys I've heard. And I write music, lyrics and arrange well, too.

Anyone within 100 miles of here?

Would it kill you to try?

Guild SC-100 with acorns and oak leaves carved in it, hence the term - - -

Acorn Axe


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Joined: Jun 8 2007
gr8FLdüde & frenz - keepers of the flame in Atlanta, GA

Hey now! gr8FLdüde & frenz was formed in 2007 and has been performing throughout North Georgia on a regular basis ever since. Consisting of many veterans of the Atlanta jam-band scene, the band has become well-known for performing both on festival stages and "an evening with..." consisting of two long sets per show from a repertoire of well over 100 original compositions and cover songs (mainly comprised of Dead and Garcia tunes).

gr8FLdüde & frenz is the only band to perform at every one of the annual Jerry Day ATL celebrations.

Check out our FB page where you can check out some live performance videos from many gigs over the past 9+ years and stay in touch with what's happening on the DeadHead scene in Georgia as we are tightly connected with all of the Dead cover bands in the state.

Lewis Newmark, bandleader
gr8FLdüde & frenz


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