Melvin Seals will jam on both sides of the lake
TAHOE CITY andamp;#8212; Legendary Hammond B-3 wizard of Grateful Dead fame, Melvin Seals will perform at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Moandamp;#8217;s Place in South Lake Tahoe and then at the River Ranch Lodge on the outdoor patio on at 9 .m. Wednesday, Aug. 8The River Ranch is located on Highway 89 just three miles north of Tahoe City. It is a 21-and-over venue with full bar and dining. Seals is introducing his new band along with a new CD release entitled, andamp;#8220;Melvin Sealsandamp;#8217; Melting Pot.andamp;#8221; Seals 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 andamp;#8220;jam band music.andamp;#8221;Famed guitarist Steve Kimock, who recently performed at North Shore, was asked by Lake Tahoe Action about Seals.andamp;#8220;Heandamp;#8217;s just a super inspirational player, just poetry,andamp;#8221; Kimock said.Current projects include Merle Saunders and Melvin Seals Live on Tour, JGB Keepers of the Flame, Melvin Seals Melting Pot and The Mix. From blues to funk to rock to bluegrass, the Mix serves up a tasty mix with a little Randamp;B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Each member of this powerhouse lineup brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapinandamp;#8217; helpinandamp;#8217; of the wizardandamp;#8217;s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, 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 keeps audiences dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.JGB Band is: Melvin Seals – Hammond B3 and Leslies, Roland RD700 Keyboard, vocals Stu Allen – Gibson SG electric guitar, lead vocals Jimmy Tebeau – Bass Pete Lavezzoli – Drums Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker – backing vocalsFor more information call Renegade Productions 775-337-8344 or 530-583-4264, http://www.renegadeshows.com
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