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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10-24-15 Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill, NY

Recreation of The Jerry Garcia Band show from:
12/3/77 Binder Gymnasium, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

I: I’ll Take A Melody, Mystery Train, Mission In The Rain, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home, Catfish John, The Way You Do The Things You Do

II: Let It Rock, The Harder They Come, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Don’t Let Go, Tore Up Over

Filler: Ramble On Rose, Cats Under The Stars, Talkin Bout You (All in 77 style)

Read a recent review/article on what we do:
http://nysmusic.com/2015/11/03/garcia-project-brings-1977-hartwick-college-show-to-peekskill/

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The Jerry Garcia Foundation in conjunction with The Garcia Project are raising money for The Center for Arts in Natick, MA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10-06-15

LIVE STREAM OF SOLD OUT SHOW HERE:

http://www.thegarciaproject.com/live-stream-of-the-garcia-project-with-melvin-seals-and-shirley-starks-october-16-2015/

The Jerry Garcia Foundation in conjunction with The Garcia Project are raising money for The Center for Arts in Natick, MA.

Natick, MA – The Jerry Garcia Foundation is donating THREE limited-edition prints of Jerry Garcia’s artwork to the Center For Arts, Natick, MA. The Center will be auctioning off these limited-edition prints on October 16, 2015 at The Center For The Arts. The full proceeds from the auction will go towards arts and music education and continuing of the programming available at the Center For Arts. The Jerry Garcia Foundation will also be sending a never before published photo of Jerry Garcia with his wife Manasha and Daughter Keelin, on exhibit.

The bidding for the auction for the three limited-edition prints will start online on 10/08/2015 until 10/19/2015.

The bidding for the auction for the three limited-edition prints will start online on 10/08/2015 until 10/19/2015. The artwork can be seen at:

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/landscape-mixed-media-watercolor-by-jerry-garcia-922100

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/paris-carousel-watercolor-pen-ink-by-jerry-garcia-922101

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/facets-ii-airbrush-acrylic-by-jerry-garcia-922102

and at www.natickarts.org and in the lobby of TCAN during normal business hours (Tuesday through Friday, 12 PM – 6 PM and Saturday, 11 AM – 2 PM). Please call 508.647.0097 x205 for more information.

(ANNOUNCEMENT: SHOW IS SOLD OUT! Spread the word! We are providing a FREE audio/video LIVE STREAM of the sold out show on October 16th featuring The Garcia Project with Melvin Seals and Shirley Starks! Here is the link: http://www.thegarciaproject.com/live-stream-of-the-garcia-project-with-melvin-seals-and-shirley-starks-october-16-2015/ )

On October 16, 2015, The Garcia Project, a regional Jerry Garcia Band tribute, will perform with Mevlin Seals and Shirley Starks of JGB. The Garcia Project will be performing two, full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from the 70’s and 90’s eras this night. Melvin Seals is slated to perform the first set on a baby grand piano and the second set on a Hammond B3 with Leslie.

Tickets for The Garcia Project with Melvin Seals Performance for October 16 are selling quickly and will be available until sold out here: http://www.natickarts.org/performance/garcia-project-0n (ANNOUNCEMENT: SHOW IS SOLD OUT! )

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 TCAN
The Center for Arts in Natick was founded in 1997 with a mission to bring people together through a common interest in the arts. Its initial success in a rented storefront became the foundation for a multi-year $2M capital campaign to purchase and restore Natick’s historic Central Firehouse building, originally constructed in 1875, as a dedicated performance space and gallery. The firehouse provides a home for over 200 concert events annually, year-round children’s theater and dance education programs, visual arts exhibits and receptions, and a thriving community theater organization. TCAN has since grown to become the MetroWest region’s premiere nonprofit arts organization, with strong patron support from every town in the region.

TCAN is an authorized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

About The Garcia Project
“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 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.

The Garcia Project performs full, classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time.

(518) 744-2066
Email: booking@thegarciaproject.com
Web Site: http://thegarciaproject.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGarciaProject
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/thegarciaproject

Melvin Seals – Piano and Hammond Keyboard
Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Shirley Starks – Vocals
Shirley has a love of singing.  Shirley returned from a stay in New York of six years and was introduced to the Jerry Garcia Band by her best friend Gloria Jones, who Shirley grew up with in church, and was a background singer for the Jerry Garcia Band at the time.  Because of Gloria Shirley attended many concerts started the love of the Jerry Music.  Shirley met Cheryl through Gloria and they had an a cappella gospel group we’ve been friends and singing together since they met.  Shirley started touring with Melvin Seals and JGB in 1998 part-time and is now touring full-time and loving it. “I love the music and touching people to their souls makes me feel good and warm inside.”

Mik Bondy – Guitar & Vocals
Mik Bondy fills the “Jerry” role with modesty and an understanding that no one can replace Jerry – but that we all together can rejoice in his music. Mik has constructed two tribute guitars and a recreation of Jerry’s actual guitar amps, effects and speakers. Mik loves to jam. He led and played with his band “Tapestry” for over twenty years. A long time Jerry-head, Mik enjoyed the last few years of Jerry’s life following the JGB around whenever he could.

Kat Walkerson – Vocals
Kat Walkerson adds heartfelt and soulful female vocals to the mix. She brings an awesome energy to the project and you can feel her love for this music though her singing. She exudes positive vibes and her smiles are a testament to her appreciation of the music.

Dan Crea – Bass
Dan uses two Fender Precisions like Kahn used from ’74 to ’81, with American Special necks, EMG pickups with Alnico magnets and high mass bridges for clarity, and Warmoth bodies with custom bridge pickups and electronics (Mike Pope Flexcore in one and ACG in the other) to approximate the Steinberger tone when needed.

Greg Marshall – Keys
Greg plays the piano part form the early Jerry Garcia Band styles and he excels at the Hammond Organ parts for 80’s and 90’s JGB stylings. He is an amazing keyboardist that loves the music of the Jerry Garcia Band.

Bobby Belanger – Drums
Bobby is a solid and tight drummer that can bring the music down to whisper and back up with a roar. Bobby excels in the 70’s era JGB stylings as well as the later eras.

Jordan Giangreco – Keys
Jordan is a keyboard player from CT and plays with many different bands and musicians from around the region.

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Contact: Mik Bondy
Tel: (518) 744-2066
Email: thegarciaproject@me.com
Web Site: http://thegarciaproject.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGarciaProject
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/thegarciaproject

The Garcia Project Live at Stadium Theater on 2015-09-25

Jerry Garcia Band set list from 12/9/77 Gymnasium, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY

http://www.phantasytour.com/bands/tgp/shows#/19599

09/25/2015 • The Garcia Project • Stadium Theater Performing Arts Centre • Woonsocket, RI

Jerry Garcia Band set list from 12/9/77 Gymnasium, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY

Set 1: 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 2: Midnight Moonlight , Gomorrah , Tore Up Over You , Simple Twist Of Fate , Reuben And Cerise, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down , Lonesome and A Long Way From Home

Encore: Ramble On Rose, Don’t Let Go , Franklin’s Tower

9-12-15 • Historic Memorial Hall, Wilmington, VT

Historic Memorial Hall with The Garcia Project:
Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, OH – Jerry Garcia Band – November 25, 1983

Set 1: I’ll Take A Melody, Cats Under The Stars , They Love Each Other , Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, The Way You Do the Things You Do , Run For The Roses

Set 2: Sugaree , Love In The Afternoon , Rhapsody In Red , The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down , Dear Prudence , Tangled Up In Blue

Filler: That’s What Love Will Make You Do, Mystery Train, Deal

See setlists, stats and tour information at The Garcia Project’s home on PHANTASY TOUR!

Listen or download free audio from the show:

9-11-15 • Trinity on Main, New Britain, CT

Set one was from Campbell Hall (University of California Santa Barbara) – Early Show – Goleta, CA – Jerry Garcia Band – February 5, 1977

Set two was a PARTIAL set list from Campbell Hall (University of California Santa Barbara) – Late Show – Goleta, CA – Jerry Garcia Band – February 5, 1977

Set 1: Sugaree, Catfish John , Mystery Train , Simple Twist Of Fate , Stir It Up , That’s What Love Will Make You Do , Don’t Let Go , How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Set 2: I’ll Take A Melody, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down , Midnight Moonlight

Filler: Lonesome and A Long Way From Home

SEE STATS, SETLISTS AND MORE AT THE GARCIA PROJECT’S HOME ON PHANTASYTOUR HERE.

Melvin Seals and Shirley Starks to join The Garcia Project for a special night!

Starting in September, 2015, The Garcia Project start their fall tour and start the celebration of their 5 year anniversary! On the opening night of fall tour on Sept. 11, The Garcia Project will perform at Trinity On Main in New Britain, CT (with The Remnants opening up) and then they will perform a full, classic Jerry Garcia Band show set list on Sept. 12 at Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT!

[ full tour schedule here ]

Every show on fall tour with The Garcia Project is going to be a different Jerry Garcia Band show set list from the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s in its entirety. You do not want to miss a show!

On October 16, 2015 at The Center for Arts in Natick, MA, Melvin Seals (of the Jerry Garcia Band) will join The Garcia Project for the whole show and Shirley Starks (JGB) will perform on the second set! The Garcia Project will perform two complete sets from two different eras on this special night! This show will sell out, so get your tickets now: [ BUY TICKETS FOR OCT 16 SHOW ]

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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.

The Garcia Project performs full, classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time.

“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

8-8-15 • Auburn Founder’s Day

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Auburn Founder’s Day: The Garcia Project recreated a full Jerry Garcia Band set list from the Palace Theater, Albany, NY on December 8, 1977

SET 1
I Second That Emotion
They Love Each Other
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Simple Twist Of Fate
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Mystery Train
I’ll Take A Melody

SET 2
Love In The Afternoon
Tore Up Over You
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Reuben And Cherise
Don’t Let Go

(FILLER) Encore Set:
Ramble on Rose
Breadbox
Mission In The Rain
The Night they Drove old Dixie Down
Shakedown Street
Lonesome and a Long Way from Home

LISTEN:

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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.

The Garcia Project performs full, classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time.

“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

8-1-15 • String Fling @ Sterling Stage (Jerry’s Birthday)

On this special night we recreated:

Jerry Garcia Band
Music Mountain
South Fallsburgh, NY
June 16, 1982


SET 1:
01. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
02. Catfish John
03. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
04. Valerie
05. Let It Rock >
06. Deal

SET 2:
01. Roadrunner
02. Love In The Afternoon
03. Don’t Let Go
04. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
05. Run For The Roses

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7-24-15 • Jerry Jam Music Festival, NH with MELVIN SEALS

“I have been performing at Jerry Jam with The Garcia Project since our first time there on july 29, 2011. Since my first trip there, I have looked forward to spending time on that land and with the people that are Jerry Jam.

In 2013, Kat Walkerson (Singer in The Garcia Project) brought her musical friend, Melvin Seals to Jerry Jam for the first time. That year The Garcia Project and JGB Band both performed with Melvin Seals on back to back nights. It was a pinnacle moment for me as I was staring across the stage at Melvin Seals – who stared across the stage at Jerry Garcia for 15 years! I learned a lot from Melvin that day and even before then and after I have played with Melvin Seals a number of times. Each time is special, enlightening, and is musical magic.

The Garcia Project has been specializing in the 70’s era Jerry Garcia Band, and this year at Jerry Jam 2015 we brought Melvin back in time to play some special 70’s deep cuts. We also had Melvin give us some of his favorite tracks to mix in for this set as well.

Road Runner started off with Kat Walkerson singing the lead and Melvin’s hammond started pumping! He Aint Give You None was a classic that Melvin performed with Jerry Garcia over 30 times. Stir It Up is a classic Donna form the 70’s era song that Melvin got to experience with us! Valerie was selected by Melvin and is a energetic,rocking blues cut with a signature Jerry riff throughout. Strange Man is a first time for Melvin and another deep cut from the 70s with Kat singing the Donna leads on this one. That’s What Love Will Make You Do is a probably the most fun you can have making music with Melvin Seals. Listen to the space the Garcia Project gives him to really spread out and fill up the sound field. Tears Of Rage is another Melvin pick for us…and one of my personal favorites. Tore Up blends the 70’s with the 90’s and rocks. Mystery Train has become a staple of The Garcia Project sets and we play it with that 70’s feel for Melvin to glide down the tracks on. Lucky Old Sun was the number one song that most people told me gave them chills. Lonesome and a Long Way From Home has become our musical anthem for The Garcia Project and one of Melvin’s favorites to perform with us. We encored with Mission In The Rain – and the fireworks began as well!

Please take a listen and enjoy the soundboard recording of our set with Melvin Seals. Jerry Jam is truly a magical event where kind minds and good times abound!” – Mik Bondy, The Garcia Project

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SET LIST:

Road Runner
He Aint Give You None
Stir It Up
Valerie
Strange Man
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Tears Of Rage
Tore Up
Mystery Train
Lucky Old Sun
Lonesome and a Long Way From Home
ENCORE: Mission In The Rain