Maria Muldaur to join The Garcia Project in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The 1978 Cats Under The Stars Tour!

Maria Muldaur to join The Garcia Project in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The 1978 Cats Under The Stars Tour!

Maria Muldaur to join The Garcia Project in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The 1978 Cats Under The Stars Tour!


Maria Muldaur to join The Garcia Project for a special recreation concert of a classic show from the 1978 “Cats Under The Stars” Jerry Garcia Band tour.

Maria Muldaur will join The Garcia Project on March 8, 2018 at Club Fox in Redwood City, CA for one special night to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Jerry Garcia Band’s “Cats Under The Stars” tour from 1978. “Cats Under The Stars” was Jerry Garcia’s favorite album and the tour was filled with great songs and energy. Tickets are available now here: http://www.thegarciaproject.com/tour-dates/

Maria Muldaur will be singing with The Garcia Project’s Kat Walkerson and Mik Bondy (guitar). They will be joined by band members Dan Crea (bass guitar), Bobby Belanger (drums) and Justin Lopes (piano).

Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere. She started recording with Jerry Garcia and sitting in with The Jerry Garcia Band in ’74, joining the band officially from fall 1977 through 1978. Maria has recorded over 40 albums, and continues to perform Blues, Jazz, and Gospel both in the States and worldwide.

The Garcia Project is the nationally touring, critically acclaimed tribute to The Jerry Garcia Band. The Garcia Project performs full, classic set lists from 1976 – 1995. 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.

“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…Check ‘em out.” — Dennis McNally, former publicist for the Jerry Garcia Band

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOWgoo.gl/gqb4qc

More about Maria Muldaur:

http://www.mariamuldaur.com

More about The Garcia Project:

Web Site: http://www.thegarciaproject.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGarciaProject

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/thegarciaproject

The Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA • 11-17-17

Thank you, Grass Valley, CA! We love you!

November 17 | Grass Valley, CA | The Center For The Arts

12/19/1992 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

SET 1
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Mission In The Rain
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Like A Road
You Never Can Tell [C’est La Vie] Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox
My Sisters And Brothers
Deal

SET 2
Shining Star
Wonderful World
And It Stoned Me
Money Honey
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Don’t Let Go
Midnight Moonlight

WOW Hall, Eugene, OR • 11-10-17

Wow Hall and Eugene, OR — We LOVE you! Thank you to the staff and all the amazing Pranksters and The Godfather of light! <3

November 10 | Eugene, OR | WOW Hall
5/20/76 Keystone, Berkeley, CA

Set I:
Sugaree
Catfish John
After Midnight
Who Was John
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Friend Of The Devil
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home

Set II:
How Sweet It Is
They Love Each Other
Strange Man
Tore Up Over You
Don’t Let Go
The Harder They Come

Filler:
He’s Gone (for Ken Kesey)
Ramble on Rose
That’s what love will make you do

Encores:
Sisters and Brothers>
Deal

Live from Wow Hall

 

SET I

SET II

Goodfoot Pub and Lounge, Portland, OR • 11-9-17

Thank you, Portland! We had another full house on our second night of the tour! <3

November 9 | Portland, OR | The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
6/1/83 Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY

Set I:
I’ll Take A Melody
The Harder They Come
They Love Each Other
Gomorrah
Run For The Roses

Set II:
Rhapsody In Red
Don’t Let Go
Russian Lullaby
Dear Prudence
Deal
E: How Sweet It Is

Filler: Tennessee Jed, Franklins Tower

Nectar’s Lounge, Seattle, WA • 11-8-17

Pacific Northwest Tour 2017 opener:

Wow! Thank you Seattle! We had a full house for our first night of the tour and what a night it was! <3

November 8 | Seattle, WA | Nectar Lounge

3/6/76 Moore’s Egyptian Theater, Seattle, WA

Set I:
Tore Up Over You
Catfish John
Russian Lullaby
They Love Each Other
Mystery Train
Who Was John
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home

Set II:
The Harder They Come
Friend Of The Devil
After Midnight
Moonlight Mile
Strange Man
I Want To Tell You
My Sisters And Brothers
How Sweet It Is

Filler:
ramble on rose
that’s what love will make you do

The Garcia Project at The Narrows • 6-10-17

Recreation by The Garcia Project of the setlist from The Jerry Garcia Band’s 5/7/83  show at The Stone, San Francisco CA
I: Second That Emotion, They Love Each Other, I’ll Take A Melody, Valerie, Run For The Roses
II: Sugaree, Tangled Up In Blue, Let It Rock, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Midnight Moonlight

Mik Bondy’s Scarlet Fire Tiger 007 – First Look

Leo Elliot of Scarlet Fire Guitars in Dallas Texas was hired in 2016 to build the closest replica of Jerry Garcia’s iconic Doug Irwin guitar, called Tiger for me (Mik Bondy, guitarist of The Garcia Project) as a gift from a loyal fan. Kat and I drove to Dallas in 2016 to get measurements of my hands, and to choose a neck and talk about electronics and frets and tone with Leo.

The tiger was delivered to me on 7-22-17, at a friend’s house in MA. Here is some information on the build:

• Mexican cocobolo
• set-neck configuration
• inlaid and outlined w/ 1/16th inch brass
• Tiger inlaid on an ebony oval, accented with brass
• Neck is curly maple, accented by a vermillion center stripe and accented with thin layers of vermillion and maple
• Gabon ebony fretboard is inlaid with the classic Tiger motif
• Rear of the guitar is a brass outlined, quilted maple and cocobolo oval -The maple oval has a 1/16th inch red, yellow and blue marquetry strip around its circumference. The cocobolo oval is inlaid with an art deco style flower of two types of abalone, MOP, and brass.
• Electronics cover is cut out of the same piece of cocobolo as the back and is outlined with brass.
• Pots are NOS military surplus. The volume pot is a 25k value with a logarithmic taper and the neck and bridge tone are controlled by a custom manufactured, 250k/500k value Allen Bradley style, dual Mod pot just like the original. The other tone pot is a 500k value linear taper.
• onboard effects loop (OBEL) that allows the output signal from the pickups to be sent to an effects chain and return to the instrument before the volume pot. This was a personal invention of Jerry’s that allowed his signal to remain consistent when using the master volume and it allowed certain FX, like the Mutron III to always see a full input signal no matter what the master vol. on the guitar was set on.
• Unity gain buffer circuit made by wald-electronics.com.
• DiMarzio single-coil pick-up in the neck and two DiMarzio superdistortion humbuckers for the middle and bridge. I cut a one-piece cocobolo surround to mount the single coil, neck pickup in to the humbucker sized hole on the triple ring.
• Kluson reproduction harmonica bridge
• Gold Schaller M6 tuners

Here is Mik Bondy performing on the “Scarlet>Fire Tiger” for the first time on Jerry Garcia’s 75th Birthday Celebration, Presented by The Jerry Garcia Family:

Here is the “unboxing” video:

 

The Tiger needed a battery, so I put one in and tuned it up. I had a small fender travel amp to try it with. Take a listen to the first song played on Tiger here:


I am looking forward to plugging Tiger into my rig. My current rig is a modded 1967 Fender blackface twin for my pre-amp, a modded 2100 Mcintosh solid state amplifier for my power, two well used JBL e-120 speakers in a handmade Hard Trucker style cabinet, and effects rack with a MuTron, Boss Octive, Boss Delay with tap tempo, MXR Phaser with rate foot pedal mod, Boss Turbo Overdrive, Tubscreamer, Boss OD-1, rack tuner and ground control loop and pedal board. The rig was built and designed by myself over the course of three years.

Here are some photos of Tiger. If you want to hear Tiger through my rig, come on out to a show! The first public show that I will be playing Tiger at is the Jerry Garcia Family official 75th Birthday Celebration on August 1, 2017 at The Brooklyn Bowl. [GET TICKETS HERE]  The Garcia Project will perform a full Jerry Garcia Band show and Andy Falco and friends will perform selections from The Pizza Tapes and more!

Here are the photos of the build of the guitar:

Want your own Tiger, Wolf or Rosebud? Get in touch with Leo Elliot here: http://www.scarletfireguitarsllc.com/tiger/

Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Celebration feat. The Garcia Project, Andy Falco (of Infamous Stringdusters) & Friends performing The Pizza Tapes + more!

The Jerry Garcia Family and Brooklyn Bowl Present Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Celebration featuring The Garcia Project, Andy Falco (of Infamous Stringdusters) & Friends + more!

Brooklyn, NY, 8-1-17 – We are pleased to announce this special event concert to celebrate Jerry Garcia’s 75th Birthday. The event will be held at the popular NYC venue, The Brooklyn Bowl on August 1, 2017 with doors opening at 6:00 PM and showtime at 8:00 PM. The night will consist of a special performance by The Garcia Project of a complete classic Jerry Garcia Band set list from 1976-1995. The band will not announce what show it is recreating until the end of the night.

There will also be an amazing acoustic set: Andy Falco (of the Infamous Stringdusters) and friends do The Pizza Tapes Plus, featuring Jacob Jolliff (Mandolin, of Yonder Mountain String Band), Mik Bondy (Guitar, of The Garcia Project) and Patrick Falco (bass).

TICKET LINK: https://goo.gl/KDTTET

About The Garcia Project:

The Garcia Project is the country’s leading Jerry Garcia Band tribute and many fans have called them the “DSO of JGB”.  The Garcia Project’s performances are recreations of full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995.

More than just a Jerry Garcia Cover Band, using thoughtful arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and their fans through the years.

For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers.

Touring across the country, The Garcia Project has made many fans extremely happy. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.

The Garcia Project has received rave reviews from the press:

“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

“The Garcia Project’s attention to detail on intonation and performance structure does set them apart as an authority on Jerry Garcia.” – NYSMUSIC

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

“The Garcia Project’s attention to detail on intonation and performance structure does set them apart as an authority on Jerry Garcia.” – NYSMUSIC

“It was hard to tell that it wasn’t Jerry signing on “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”” – NYSMUSIC

“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.” – Upstate Live

VIDEO LINK:  https://youtu.be/ySAUbJ8UlKU

AUDIO LINK: https://archive.org/details/TGP2017-04-15.cohoesmusichall

WEB SITE: http://thegarciaproject.com

SOLD OUT SHOW – Cohoes Music Hall – April 15, 2017

The Garcia Project performed the 1976 Jerry Band Set List from Ithaca, NY (Acoustically Speaking Opened the show):

9/18/76 Ben Light Gymnasium, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
I: They Love Each Other, The Way You Do The Things You Do, After Midnight, Mission In The Rain, Stir It Up, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
II: Sugaree, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Tore Up Over You, Strange Man, Midnight Moonlight, Friend Of The Devil, Ride Mighty High

FILLER: Not Fade Away -> Crowd Chant -> Franklins Tower

Download link: https://archive.org/details/TGP2017-04-15.cohoesmusichall

The Garcia Project 2017 California Mid-Tour Update with Setlists

Our northern California tour is off to a great start! We have only four more shows left on the tour so get your tickets now here: http://thegarciaproject.com/tour-dates/

Here are the setlists, photos and videos from our tour so far:

March 2 – Club Fox, Redwood City, CA
Jerry Garcia Band from 6/11/78 Keystone, Berkeley, CA

Set ONE:
Love In The Afternoon
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
They Love Each Other
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
How Sweet It Is
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Set TWO:
Tore Up Over You
Midnight Moonlight
Gomorrah
Let Me Roll It
Rhapsody In Red

Encore/Filler:
Ramble On Rose
Lonesome and a Long Way From Home
Deal


MARCH 3 – HOPMONK. Sebastolpol, CA
Jerry Garcia Band from 9/20/76 Astor Theater, Reading, PA

(Early)
They Love Each Other
Russian Lullaby
After Midnight
Stir It Up
How Sweet It Is
Who Was John
Friend Of The Devil
Midnight Moonlight

(Late)
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Catfish John
Sugaree
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Mystery Train
Tore Up Over You
Mission In The Rain
My Sisters And Brothers
Ride Mighty High

Encore/Filler:
Franklins Tower


MARCH 4 – SWEETWATER, Mill Valley, CA
Jerry Garcia Band from 3/18/78 Warner Theater, Washington, D.C.

-Early show-
1. I Second That Emotion
2. They Love Each Other
3. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
4. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
5. Love In The Afternoon
6. Mystery Train

-Late Show-
7. The Harder They Come
1. Mission In The Rain
2. Simple Twist Of Fate
3. Midnight Moonlight
4. Gomorrah
5. Cats Under The Stars
6. I’ll Be With Thee *
7. Lonesome And A Long Way From Home*
8. Palm Sunday (Encore)

Encore/Filler:
Deal

Full Show Video and Audio:


 


MARCH 5 – Palms Playhouse, Winter, CA
Jerry Garcia Band from 4/2/76 Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ

(Early)
Mission In The Rain
They Love Each Other
After Midnight
Who Was John
Sitting In Limbo
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Tore Up Over You
Friend Of The Devil
Don’t Let Go

(Late)
Sugaree
Catfish John
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Mystery Train
Strange Man
Moonlight Mile
The Harder They Come
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
My Sisters And Brothers
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home

 

 

Palms Playhouse, Winters, CA • 3-5-17

3/5/17 – The Garcia Project recreates The Jerry Garcia Band’s 4/2/76 Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ show

(Early)
Mission In The Rain
They Love Each Other
After Midnight
Who Was John
Sitting In Limbo
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Tore Up Over You
Friend Of The Devil
Don’t Let Go

(Late)
Sugaree
Catfish John
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Mystery Train
Strange Man
Moonlight Mile
The Harder They Come
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
My Sisters And Brothers
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home

 

The Garcia Project, with support from Jerry Day, announce their 2017 West Coast Tour

In celebration of Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, The Garcia Project has teamed up with Jerry Day to bring northern California an exceptional run of shows. The tour begins on March 2 at Club Fox in Redwood City and continues through March 11 at The Center For The Arts in Grass Valley.

At each show on the tour, The Garcia Project will perform a different, classic Jerry Garcia Band set list from 1976 – 1995. The band will have similar instrumentation, arrangements, vocal stylings, and will produce the sounds that were heard during the era of the show they are performing.

“The Garcia Project Breathes Life into Jerry Garcia’s Tunes…[they] did a spot on job and transported the Theatre’s crowd to a dusky night in the 1970s.” – Alex Fredkin, Arts Editor, The State Times

Tickets for all shows are available now. It is best to get them early as shows have been selling out. A portion the proceeds go to Jerry Day. Get ticket info by clicking on the links:

The Garcia Project focuses on Jerry Garcia’s life long love and side project from The Grateful Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band. The Garcia Project’s performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band. All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from the 1970’s all the way up to the 1990’s. For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers the goods.
Jerry Day is a civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia. This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate his legacy, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and recognize his childhood roots from the Excelsior District of San Francisco. By uniting the diverse communities of San Francisco through Jerry’s music, we are creating something extraordinary for Jerry’s childhood neighborhood – the Excelsior District, McLaren Park, and the City and County of San Francisco.