The Garcia Project wsg Maria Muldaur & Greg Anton – 4:00 PM – Payomet Performing Arts Center
Maria Muldaur and Greg Anton to join The Garcia Project for a special 1978 Jerry Garcia Band recreation show
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 30, 2021 at Payomet Performing Arts Center 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.
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