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.

Garcia LIVE Volume 8 Track and Pre-order

Jerry Garcia live archival series GarciaLive has a new release coming out! Take a listen to LAY DOWN SALLY from Bradley Center in Milwaukee on November 23, 1991. PRE ORDER (HERE)

GarciaLive Volume Eight:
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, November 23, 1991.
Set One

Cats Under The Stars
They Love Each Other
Lay Down Sally
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Reuben & Cerise
Money Honey
My Sisters & Brothers
Deal
Set Two

Bright Side Of The Road
Waiting For A Miracle
Think
Shining Star
Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox
That Lucky Old Sun
Tangled Up In Blue

 

Mik’s new TIGER guitar – A build journal

I have been blessed with the gift of a new, custom guitar for use in The Garcia Project. It is being built by Leo Elliot of Scarlet Fire Guitars (http://www.scarletfireguitarsllc.com) and will be completed in the summer of 2017.

This guitar will be the culmination of everything learned and information gained about Jerry Garcia’s famous “Tiger” guitar. With new, hi res photos from every angle and years of research and information, Leo is building me what appears to be the closest recreation of the “Tiger” that has ever been built.

Leo measured my fingers and hands and observed my playing style in order to make sure the neck was the right thickness and radius and that the strings will be properly spaced. All of the bells and whistles will be included in this, the seventh Tiger guitar Leo has built. The right thickness, the right woods, the right carvings, the brass, the weight, the beauty.

Here are some shots of the process, and I will add any more information and photos as Leo continues to work on it. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section.

UPDATE 12-16-16:

UPDATE 2-4-17

SOLD OUT SHOW – Madison Theater, Albany, NY, Sept. 30

What a great crowd and show!

We performed The Jerry Garcia Band show set list from 7/29/77 Theatre 1839, San Francisco, CA

SET 1:
Sugaree
They Love Each Other
Russian Lullaby
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Stir It Up
Simple Twist Of Fate
Mystery Train

SET 2:
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Catfish John
Gomorrah
Tore Up Over You
Friend Of The Devil
Don’t Let Go
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Encores/Filler:
So Many Roads
Deal

Stadium Theatre, Woonsocket, RI • 9-16-16

The Garcia Project (Jerry Garcia Band Tribute) recreated this classic Jerry Garcia Band show:

5/31/83 Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY

SET I:
Rhapsody In Red
They Love Each Other
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Valerie
How Sweet It Is
Run For The Roses

SET II:
The Harder They Come
Mission In The Rain
Mississippi Moon
Tangled Up In Blue
Gomorrah
Deal

E: Midnight Moonlight

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SOLD OUT SHOW at Historic Memorial Hall, VT, 9-10-16

The Garcia Project, Dan Crea (Bass), Kat Walkerson (Vocals) Mik Bondy (Guitar, Vocals), Bobby Belanger (Drums), Greg Marshall (Keyboards), Davis Thurston (Sound)

At this sold out performance, The Garcia Project (a Jerry Garcia Band cover band / tribute band) performed a very special Jerry Garcia Band show, taken from the recent official release “Jerry Garcia Band – GarciaLive Vol. 7: 11/8/76 ”

Check out some background info and order the official release off this classic Jerry Garcia Band show: http://jerrygarcia.shop.musictoday.com/Product.aspx?cp=640&pc=JYCD61

Set One:

“The Way You Do the Things You Do” (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers)
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (Bob Dylan)
“After Midnight” (J. J. Cale)
“Who Was John?” (traditional)
“Mission in the Rain” (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter)
“Stir It Up” (Bob Marley)
“Midnight Moonlight” (Peter Rowan)

Set Two:

“Tore Up over You” (Hank Ballard)
“Friend of the Devil” (Garcia, John Dawson, Hunter)
“Don’t Let Go” (Jesse Stone)
“Strange Man” (Dorothy Love Coates)
“Stop That Train” (Peter Tosh)
“Ride Mighty High” (Dave Crawford)

Filler:

“Mystery Train” (Junior Parker)

Listen Here:

 

Also, The Jerry Garcia Foundation made a generous donation of two of Jerry Garcia’s artwork prints, which are framed and up for auction to benefit the Historic Memorial Hall, here (The auction will run until Sep 22, 2016):

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California Mission
 by Grateful Dead Guitar Legend, Jerry Garcia – 
Link: Click here

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Wisteria
 by Grateful Dead Guitar Legend, Jerry Garcia – 
Link: Click here

MORE FALL TOUR DATES:

Sept. 16    STADIUM THEATRE • Woonsocket, RI
Sept. 24    ROCHESTER OPERA HOUSE • Rochester, NH
Sept. 30    THE MADISON THEATER • Albany, NY 
  Oct. 15    Oneonta Theatre • Oneonta, NY
  Oct. 21    BICKFORD THEATRE • Morristown, NJ
  Oct. 22    THE ACOUSTIC • Bridgeport, CT

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The Jerry Garcia Foundation in conjunction with The Garcia Project are raising funds for the Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT

The Jerry Garcia Foundation in conjunction with The Garcia Project are raising funds for the Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 – The Jerry Garcia Foundation in conjunction with The Garcia Project are raising funds for the Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT

Wilmington, VT – The Jerry Garcia Foundation is donating two limited-edition prints of Jerry Garcia’s artwork to the Historic Memorial Hall, Wilmington, VT. The hall will be auctioning off these limited-edition prints starting September 8, 2016 at the event hosted by THE GARCIA PROJECT. The full proceeds from the auction will go towards restoration projects of the historic hall.

Bids for the fine art can be placed online when the auction goes live on 9-8-16 and continue until 9-22-16. The pieces can be seen online at:

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California Mission
 by Grateful Dead Guitar Legend, Jerry Garcia – 
Link: Click here

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Wisteria
 by Grateful Dead Guitar Legend, Jerry Garcia – 
Link: Click here

The Garcia Project, in conjunction with The Jerry Garcia Foundation, is presenting a very special full, classic Jerry Garcia Band show in its entirety at The Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT on September 10th, 2016. The art will be framed and on exhibit at The Garcia Project’s event on September 10, 2016. Tickets for this event are on sale online now at: goo.gl/zOnd1I 

BUY TICKETS NOW

About The Jerry Garcia Foundation

The Jerry Garcia Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, serves to support meaningful causes through the beauty of art and music.The Foundation was established in 2015 as an expression of gratitude, by family members, Manasha and Keelin Garcia, in honor of musician, artist, and visionary,  Jerry Garcia.

“Staying true to Jerry’s values, we embrace the idea that music and art bring great healing to the world.”

The Mission: The Jerry Garcia Foundation supports artistic, environmental  and humanitarian causes. To realize the mission, grants are provided to vetted 501c3 nonprofits in good standing with the IRS. The Foundation engages artists and musicians who wish to share their gifts for the benefit of the greater good.

All board members donate their services as volunteers. Net proceeds benefit the causes supported by the Foundation.

About The Garcia Project:

www.thegarciaproject.com

Mik Bondy formed The Garcia Project in October 2010. His inspiration came from his love for the music of The Jerry Garcia Band and his desire to perform the music authentically. He constructed two Jerry Garcia style guitars that mimic the sounds and tones from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, along with amps and speakers that replicate Jerry Garcia’s sound. In 2011 Kat Walkerson joined the band and elevated the vocals in the band. With her beautiful, soulful voice, her and Bondy’s vocal duets are becoming something of legend. The band also features Bobby Belanger on drums, Dan Crea on bass guitar and Greg Marshall on keyboards. All of the members strive to emulate the vocal stylings, sounds, playing style and feel of any given era of The Jerry Garcia Band. Some have said that The Garcia Project is the “Dark Star Orchestra” of Jerry Garcia Band music.

With classic Jerry Garcia Band arrangements of “Second That Emotion”, “How Sweet It Is”, “Catfish John” and more, the band caters to mainstream audiences and family, as well as capturing the hearts of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band fans. “If you close your eyes you’ll swear you are at a Jerry Garcia Band Show” was penned in an early review of the band and is echoed by many new fans at each show. This is not just a tribute band, but a great band in it’s own rite, with incredible chemistry and musicianship.

Melvin Seals, keyboardist of The Jerry Garcia Band has performed with The Garcia Project many times. Kat Walkerson was chosen to perform a few shows signing with Melvin Seals and JGB before she joined The Garcia Project.  –

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.

“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

More About Historic Memorial Hall

www.historicmemorialhall.com

A list of America’s most important works of architecture would include a number of important buildings by the turn-of-the-century firm of McKim, Mead and White, These would be found in New York, Washington and Boston: Columbia University; the National War College; the White House; the Boston Public Library; and Symphony Hall. Completed in 1902,  The list would also include Wilmington VT’s Historic Memorial Hall.

Friends of Historic Memorial Hall is a 501(c)(3), whose function is to raise funding for the hall and to promote quality and affordable arts and entertainment throughout Southern Vermont.

TGP-MemorialHall-Sep10

 

April 1, 2016 • Oneonta Theatre, Oneonta, NY

7/26/81 Keystone, Berkeley, CA

April Fools Opener:
Get Down On It

SET I:
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Catfish John
Tough Mama
Mississippi Moon
Don’t Let Go
Tangled Up In Blue

SET II:
Roadrunner
Second That Emotion
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
Dear Prudence
Midnight Moonlight

Filler:
BreadBox
Deal

3-1-16 Club Fox, Redwood City, CA

JB - Mik B
Mik Bondy played Set 1 and the encores on the famous Cripe Tribute guitar, intended to be Jerry’s next guitar and completed after his death. Huge thanks to the owner for bringing it out! http://www.cripeguitars.com/tribute.html
Recreation of:
12/9/77 SUNY Gymnasium, Stony Brook NY
SET I:
The Harder They Come
Catfish John
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
They Love Each Other
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
The Way You Do The Things You Do
SET II:
Midnight Moonlight
Gomorrah
Tore Up Over You
Simple Twist Of Fate
Rubin And Cherise
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Lonesome And A Long Way From HomeFILLER:
Ill Take A Melody
Ramble On Rose

Listen for free here:

Some photos by photographer: Susan J Weiand: www.susanjweiand.com/rockpics

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2-27-16 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA

This show was a very special recreation of The Jerry Garcia Band’s show on 3/6/76 at Moore’s Egyptian Theater, Seattle, WA, containing a few debut or rare cuts, at an “almost” sold out show at Bob Weir’s legendary Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley CA. Take a listen below and see some photos from the night.

Recreation of:
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
Mystery Train
Moonlight Mile
Strange Man
I Want To Tell You>
My Sisters And Brothers
How Sweet It Is

Encore (Not from 3/6/76) That’s What Love Will Make You Do

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11-28-15 – The Acoustic, Bridgeport, CT

11/28/15 The Acoustic, Bridgeport, CT
Recreation of this set list: 11/26/77 Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ

(Early) How Sweet It Is, They Love Each Other, Stop That Train, That’s What Love Will Make You Do, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Mystery Train, Second That Emotion

(Late) Let It Rock, Love In The Afternoon, Midnight Moonlight, Russian Lullaby, Tore Up Over You, Gomorrah, The Harder They Come, Mission In The Rain E: Lonesome And A Long Way From Home

Filler:
Ramble On Rose
Deal

LISTEN HERE:

WATCH HERE:

Midnight Moonlight:

Lonesome and A Long Way From Home:

Complete show:

11-6-15 Buffalo Iron Works

2/14/76 Keystone, Berkeley, CA

I: Second That Emotion, They Love Each Other, I Want To Tell You**, Russian Lullaby, Tore Up Over You, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, After Midnight

II: Sitting In Limbo, Strange Man, Catfish John, Mystery Train, Moonlight Mile**, How Sweet It Is

FILLER: Talkin’ Bout You, Ramble On Rose

** first time for us

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