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CBF's SHOTGUN RAGTIME BAND will have the great honor of opening for Melvin Seals and JGB- 3/5 @ The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co. Doors open at 8pm, showtime 9pm, $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door, visit www.greenbeltevents.com for tickets and info or check out the facebook event invite highlighted above. "Without love in the dream it'll never come true" Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. 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. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert’s guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours. In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years. Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!Tickets Save
Grateful Acres Productions Presents: Crippled But Free & Hexbelt!! Come out to one of the best spots for live music in York, PA. This is sure to be a very special night as we welcome Crippled But Free and York's own Hexbelt to the stage. Many special treats in store including ticket giveaways for Celebration of Life II at the end of May. Crippled But Free is a group of veteran Harrisburg PA area musicians whose mutual love for Grateful Dead music has joined them together to bring you their interpretation of the live Grateful Dead concert experience. Currently a rotating cast and often with special guest players … but always Grateful … if you love the Dead, check them out! www.reverbnation.com/crippledbutfree And of course York staple Hexbelt! Hexbelt has the ability to cut across political, social, and economic boundaries to reach the masses. A peer in a crowd at a Hexbelt show would reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like; all jamming together as one. Hexbelt truly is a unique band in an age of increasingly generic modern music. http://www.hexbelt.org/Save
Bio: Crippled But Free is a 6 piece electric ensemble of veteran Harrisburg area musicians playing tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead ... stealing faces and turning heads all over Central PA, often playing to crowds of 200 or more and sharing festival bills with the likes of New Riders of the P...See Full Bio