It's a Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration featuring JGBCB (Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band), High Strung String Band, and a special late set by Sweet Knievel!
Forged from the soul of Jerry himself, JGBCB (Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band) delivers an experience that will leave you asking, "Are we in the year 1991?!?". How sweet it is to watch this band play…
High Strung String Band breathes new life into an old tradition. In some ways, the band pays homage to straight-ahead, traditional bluegrass: They flat-pick the guitar, play three-finger-style banjo, and belt out high vocal harmonies. But in other ways, High Strung String Band trades in tradition for surprise. Their bluegrass is part improvisation, part experimentation -- a form that thrives on original songs and unique arrangements. This makes High Strung String Band a reliable, yet unpredictable musical force. They deliver the foot-stomping, high-and-lonesome, storytelling songs you’d expect from a bluegrass band, but with a spirit and style all their own.
When asked what type of music Sweet Knievel plays, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Brill can't seem to give just one answer. “One minute we’ll play a funky tune and then we could follow that with a bluegrass tune or with jazz, or rock, or whatever… We basically try to play every kind of music that we like, all while leaving ourselves room for some improvisation to take place.”