over 500 shows, 10 Years, 7 National Tours, 7 CDs.
Have shared billing with: The Mother Hips, ALO, The Slip, The 88, Israel Vibrations, Merl Saunders, STS9, JFJO, Particle, Perpetual Groove, Vinyl, John Brown's Body, and more...
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“The Nucleus is a long-lived rock/funk/psychedelic jamband with guitarist Piet Dalmolen, bassist Steve Webb and drummer Pete Ciotti at the core. The three musicians all grew up in small towns around Ithaca, NY. When Dalmolen came west to study music at HSU, Webb and Ciotti followed and they ended up living together in a house in Arcata. There was a spare room for their instruments — jamming recommenced. Back in the day Dalmolen described the Nucleus sound as “a hybrid going down the middle of rock and groove jazz. We pump it up, and we play a lot of three or four chord songs and sing our asses off; that feels totally like rock ‘n’ roll to me.” And that’s pretty much been the story all along. But to me, they’ve always been Arcata’s top jamband, and this weekend The Nuke is back — full force — for a two-night run Friday and Saturday at the Jambalaya with old friends Brian Swizlo and Lenny Pettinelli adding a dual keyboard component.”