Our album Spirit is available now!

“What makes these versions so stirring–and a listener certainly doesn’t need to be a believer to appreciate their message–is the conviction these musicians and singers put into their covers…Jerry would have dug it.” – Jeff Tamarkin, Relix Magazine

“Jerry Garcia would no doubt be moved to hear their collective efforts on …The Spiritual Songs He Performed, so much so he’d probably want to participate himself?!” – Doug Collette, Glide Magazine

“Bondy on guitar and vocals, who founded The Garcia Project, is the anchor of the album, providing, along with his bandmates and Muldaur, a sense of continuity from track to track. Crosby is key as well, with piano and organ being calling cards of gospel music. The slinky “Who Was John” (dedicated to late JGB bassist John Kahn) benefits from Crosby’s subtle Hammond work, while the bluegrass ballad “Drifting Too Far From The Shore” showcases his stately grand piano, as well as Jolliff’s mandolin and right-as-rain harmony vocals by Muldaur and Walkerson.” Michael Lello of Highway 81 Revisited. 

A loving tribute album to Jerry Garcia and the spiritual songs he performed. Produced by Maria Muldaur and The Garcia Project featuring some of Jerry Garcia’s bandmates including Maria Muldaur, Peter Rowan, Jacklyn LaBranch, and Buzz Buchanan.
Track List:
1 Mighty High   4:40
2 Cold Jordan   2:25
3 Gomorrah   6:26
4 Who Was John   5:28
5 I’ll Be With Thee   5:11
6 Drifting Too Far From The Shore   5:36
7 Strange Man   4:04
8 The Magnificent Sanctuary Band   3:28
9 Throw Out The Lifeline   4:06
10 Sisters and Brothers   4:55
11 I Hope It Won’t Be This Way, Always   3:58
12 Palm Sunday   2:18

The Garcia Project returns to the 518 for an amazing show in Lake George, NY on June 11, 2021!

The Garcia Project Live in Lake George

The Garcia Project finally returns to their home base for a magical family reunion in Lake George, NY! On June 11, 2021, they will perform a full 2 set Jerry Garcia Band set list and will have a special guest opening set by Deadgrass.

TICKET LINK: https://adkmusicfest.com/project/lgd50-june-11/

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.

Check out our new album produced by Maria Muldaur and featuring Peter Rowan, Jacklyn LaBranch, Jason Crosby, Jacob Jolliff, Buzz Buchanan and more — SPIRIT: A tribute to Jerry Garcia and the spiritual songs he performed at www.thegarciaproject.com/spirit

“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 & The Grateful Dead

“For those of us who crave late 70’s (and through the 80’s and 90’s) Jerry Garcia Band, The Garcia Project scratches that itch for hearing live renditions of JGB shows from that period.”

— Bob Minkin, legendary Grateful Dead and Jerry Band rock photographer

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

www.thegarciaproject.com

THE GARCIA PROJECT WSG MARIA MULDAUR & GREG ANTON • MAY 28, 2021

Maria Muldaur and Greg Anton to join The Garcia Project for a special 1978 Jerry Garcia Band recreation show

TICKETS: https://www.stadiumtheatre.com/events/the-garcia-project-with-special-guests-maria-muldaur-greg-anton-performing-cl/62

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 (vocals) will be singing with The Garcia Project’s Kat Walkerson, Mik Bondy (guitar), Dan Crea (bass guitar) and Caroline Killho (piano) with Greg Anton on drums.

Maria Muldaur & Greg Anton will join The Garcia Project on May 28, 2021 at The Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, RI for one special night to celebrate the 43rd 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 for The Garcia Project with Maria Muldaur & Greg Anton are available here: 

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.

“I first met Jerry Garcia in 1974 when he asked me to sing harmony with him on his second solo album and started recording and sitting in with The Jerry Garcia Band whenever possible. I became an official member of The Garcia Band in 1977 through 1979 recording, gigging and touring with them, and have many fond memories of that unique experience!

Recently, I was asked to sit in with a wonderful band called The Garcia Project, who lovingly and reverently recreate different specific sets of the Garcia Band in their hayday. They don’t merely recreate Jerry’s music, as far as I’m concerned, they are channeling it. Performing with them, I am moved and touched by how much the music moves the audience into a state of joyous community and rapture. The Garcia Project brings us all back to that special time and I’m excited and blessed to participate in giving new and old audiences alike, the chance to relive the Spirit & Magic of the Jerry Garcia Band.” – Maria Muldaur

More about Maria Muldaur: http://www.mariamuldaur.com

Greg Anton has performed on numerous recordings and at thousands of concerts worldwide. Greg’s band Zero, founded with guitarist Steve Kimock, has performed over 1300 concerts. Greg began playing drums at age 11. He’s published more than 50 original songs, many of which were co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Greg has also composed music for film, TV and theater. Musicians he’s performed or recorded with include John Cipollina, John Lee Hooker, Stanley Jordan, Otis Taylor, Nicky Hopkins, Perry Farrel, John Kahn, Melvin Seals, Merl Saunders, Jorma Kaukanon, Shanna Morrison and, other than Brent Mydland and Pigpen, every member of the Grateful Dead. Greg is also the author of the critically acclaimed rock ‘n roll novel ‘Face the Music’. 

More about Greg Anton: http://gregantonmusic.com

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 & The Grateful Dead

More about The Garcia Project: http://www.thegarciaproject.com

Mik & Kat bring Acoustically Speaking to our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C.

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We are so excited to bring some musical healing to our nation’s capitol and to help usher in the revival of live music. There will be two limited seating events at The Hamilton Live on April 30, 2021 and May 1, 2021. We will be performing two unique sets of some of our favorite songs from Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and more – presented in our unique Acoustically Speaking way. Check out the info and ticket links below and we hope to see you soon!

April 30, 2021 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/148693110095 

LIVESTREAM NIGHT ONE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/livestream-acoustically-speaking-night-one-tickets-149082669277

May 1, 2021 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/148694225431 

LIVESTREAM NIGHT TWO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/livestream-acoustically-speaking-night-two-tickets-149093250927

Mik Bondy & Kat Walkerson of The Garcia Project perform as Acoustically Speaking at The Hamilton Live!

About this Event

ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING AT THE HAMILTON LIVE – RESERVE YOUR TABLE

Admission is available by the table of 2, 4, or 6. You may select your table at the time of checkout by picking “Buy From Map.” Parties may not exceed the size of the purchased table. No more than one table per party. 

There is no food or beverage minimum. 

FOOD & BEVERAGE MENU 

The Hamilton’s full restaurant menu will be available – click here to view in advance. The doors open at 6:00pm so that you can enjoy dinner before the show. 

Acoustically Speaking 

Mik Bondy & Kat Walkerson of The Garcia Project:

Kat and Mik are founding members of The Garcia Project, a nationally touring tribute to classic Jerry Garcia Band, for over 10 years. For this show, they will perform a special intimate acoustic set of some of our favorite songs from Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and more.

They recently finished a stunning new Jerry Garcia tribute album with musical friends Maria Muldaur, Peter Rowan, Jacklyn LaBranch and others. It’s called “Spirit: a loving tribute to Jerry Garcia and the spiritual songs he performed”. The album will be available for purchase at the show.

Kat and Mik formed this soulful acoustic duo after realizing what a special and magical thing happens when they get together. Listen to the music and feel the love and energy that reminds us all about the wonderful, cosmic scene that revolves around The Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band. 

Welcome back to The Hamilton Live! To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, please take note of the following COVID-19 procedures.

  • We have severely reduced our capacity to 11 tables to ensure social distancing. 
  • All team members maintain safety procedures including mask & glove use, temperature checks, pre-screening questions, regular & thorough handwashing, and abiding by 6-foot distancing wherever possible. 
  • We provide single-use menus and digital payment option.
  • We thoroughly sanitize tables, furniture, and public contact surfaces before & after the showing.

We ask that all guests follow the safety procedures below:

  • Wear cloth or surgical facemasks that securely cover the nose and mouth while entering or exiting the venue, using the restroom, or conversing with staff
  • Refrain from leaving your table or visiting others during the show 
  • Do not attend if you or a member of your party are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Relix July/August 2020 Magazine features review of our Spirit Album!

We are honored and pleased that Relix recently reviewed our Spirit Album.

Relix magazine has long been a fixture and resource in our community of deadheads. We are thrilled that they did such a glowing review of our new Spirit Album! Check it out in the new issue of RELIX – https://relix.com/subscribe/

Here is an excerpt from the review:

“What makes these versions so stirring–and a listener certainly doesn’t need to be a believer to appreciate their message–is the conviction these musicians and singers put into their covers…Jerry would have dug it.” – Jeff Tamarkin, Relix Magazine

Purchase the SPIRIT album now here: http://thegarciaproject.com/spirit/

Listen now to an Interview with Maria Muldaur on The Dead Zone On WRHU – Jerry 2020 August Celebration Vol 2: 25th Anniversary of Jerry’s passing

This Dead Zone, which first aired on Sunday, August 9, 2020 (6-8pm EST) on 88.7FM/WRHU.ORG, Radio Hofstra University, is volume 2 of our August 2020 monthlong commemoration, celebration, and recollection of Jerry Garcia, who passed away exactly 25 years ago on the day of this broadcast. Fortunately, the Dead Zone was able to celebrate the anniversary of Jerry’s passing with Maria Maldaur, who, along with Donna Jean Godchaux, sang memorable back-up vocal harmonies in support of Jerry and the Jerry Garcia Band. This August 9, 2020 Dead Zone features an extended, two-part interview with Maria, who recounts her time with JGB, as well as her singing and production work on the recently released album ‘Spirit’ by The Garcia Project, which recreates the memorable gospel music that Jerry and JGB performed.
Set List:
Jerry Garcia: “To Lay Me Down” (‘Garcia’ studio album)
JGB: “Cats Under the Stars” (‘Cats Under the Stars’ studio album)
JGB: “Palm Sunday” (‘Cats Under the Stars’ studio album)
Professor Iguana: Intro Mic Break
The Garcia Project: “Cold Jordan” (‘Spirit’ studio album)
The Garcia Project: “Magnificent Sanctuary Band” (‘Spirit’ studio album)
The Garcia Project: “Who Was John” (‘Spirit’ studio album)
Professor Iguana: Opening Mic Break
Professor Iguana: Maria Muldaur Interview (part 1)
JGB: “Mission In the Rain” (3/18/78, Warner Music Theater Hall, Washington, D.C.)
The Garcia Project: “Drifting Too Far From Shore” (‘Spirit’ studio album)
Professor Iguana: Mic Break
Professor Iguana: Maria Muldaur interview (part 2)
Professor Iguana: Mic Break
JGB: “Gomorrah” (3/18/78, Warner Music Theater Hall, Washington, D.C.)
The Garcia Project: “I’ll Be With Thee” (‘Spirit’ studio album)
Professor Iguana: Concluding Mic Break
JGB: “Palm Sunday” (3/18/78, Warner Music Theater Hall, Washington, D.C.)
JGB: “My Sisters and My Brothers” (7/23/77, Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA)

Eduardo Duarte · The Dead Zone On WRHU – Jerry 2020 August Celebration Vol 2: 25th Anniversary of Jerry’s passing

”Spirit” album review from Highway 81 Revisited

We are pleased to present this glowing review of our new album by Michael Lello of Highway 81 Revisited. 

Michael founded Highway 81 Revisited in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2011 before moving himself, and the blog, to New York City, in 2014. He’s been a professional journalist for nearly 20 years. His favorite interviews include Robert Hunter, Ghost, Stephen Malkmus, Trey Anastasio, Pete Townshend and all of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead. 

We are honored and grateful to recieve this wonderful review of our album. 

Special heartfelt thanks to Dennis McNally for his kindness and help with getting the word out about Spirit. And of course a giant thank you to our Producer Maria Muldaur whose incredible talent, knowledge and vision helped shape “Spirit – a loving tribute to Jerry Garcia and the spiritual songs he performed.”

Please enjoy!

LINK: http://highway81revisited.com/garcia-project-spirit-album-review/

“‘SPIRIT’ TAKES JERRY GARCIA’S GOSPEL TUNES TO CHURCH

“Bondy on guitar and vocals, who founded The Garcia Project, is the anchor of the album, providing, along with his bandmates and Muldaur, a sense of continuity from track to track. Crosby is key as well, with piano and organ being calling cards of gospel music. The slinky “Who Was John” (dedicated to late JGB bassist John Kahn) benefits from Crosby’s subtle Hammond work, while the bluegrass ballad “Drifting Too Far From The Shore” showcases his stately grand piano, as well as Jolliff’s mandolin and right-as-rain harmony vocals by Muldaur and Walkerson.”

Buy our new spirit album right here:

Chris Cowles of WRTC FM Interview Mik Bondy, Kat Walkerson and Maria Muldaur about the Spirit Album

Jerry Garcia’s Spiritual Side

LISTEN TO THE WHOLE SHOW HERE:

No matter if he was playing solo acoustic or with line-ups as diverse as the Grateful Dead, Old & In The Way, Legion of Mary or his long-running Jerry Garcia Band, many times there were old timey spirituals in the sets Jerry Garcia performed.

The May 2 edition of Greasy Tracks celebrated that oft-overlooked spiritual side of Garcia by featuring interviews with members of  The Garcia Project as well as their recent release, Spirit: A Loving Tribute To Jerry Garcia And The Spiritual Songs He Performed.

Guitarist Mik Bondy and vocalist Kat Walkerson of The Garcia Project provided insight on the recording of the 12-track album. There was an interview with Maria Muldaur who produced the project and contributed harmony vocals on most tracks and lead vocals on a version of Charles Johnson’s “Sisters And Brothers.” This was a familiar track for Muldaur who included it on her 1978 release Southern Winds. She toured and recorded with Garcia during the 1970s.

A number of individuals who played with Garcia were involved in the sessions, including drummer Buzz Buchanan and vocalist Jacklyn LaBranch.

In addition to tracks from Spirit, there were live 1970s nuggets from the Jerry Garcia Band.

Corey Daniels [Dead Air, Official Tapes] interviews Maria Muldaur, Kat Walkerson and Mik Bondy about new Spirit Album

A new album produced by Maria Muldaur and The Garcia Project — a collection of spiritual songs that Jerry Garcia had performed throughout his life. Jerry Garcia performed many inspirational, spiritual and gospel songs over the course of his life. This album is a loving tribute to those songs and to Jerry Garcia’s beautiful spirit. The album will feature The Garcia Project’s (nationally touring tribute to classic Jerry Garcia Band) Mik Bondy and Kat Walkerson along with Maria Muldaur, The Garcia Project and other very special guests! Maria Muldaur will produce and direct the album.

LISTEN HERE: