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Garcia Birthday Band (GBB) / Bio

Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), based in Portland, Oregon, is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.

But this isn’t a "tribute band!" Drawing upon years of individual and shared experience, these players are able to craft and transform these tunes into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band’s musical travels and explorations of one of the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time.

Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rocking, hoppin' and shakin', the band's quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious.

Music-lovers with a wide variety of tastes enjoy this band's extensive playlist which includes classics from Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Cliff, Traffic, Dr. John, Merle Haggard, The Meters, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Warren Zevon, Rev. Gary Davis, Bruce Cockburn, and Peter Tosh, to name a few. If your musical tastes range from rock-and-roll, country, R& B, blues, bluegrass, folk, or Americana, you will dig this band. No need to be a Deadhead.

With musicians hailing from the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS), David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cubensis, the Buds of May, the Ike Willis Band, Brothers Jam and LOOS3, the band is certain to provide high musical adventure!

General Info

Band Members
Scott Gillan - Bass/Vocals, Justin Pacuska - Guitar/Vocals, Joe Patterson - Multi-Instrumentalist/Vocals, Arthur Steinhorn - Drums
Artist Name
Garcia Birthday Band (GBB)
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/garciabirthdaybandgbb
Active Since
08/05
Genres
Jam / Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia

Contact Info

Location
Portland, OR