JERRY GARCIA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - "GARCIA THROUGH THE YEARS" - WITH ACOUSTIC GARCIA, JGB & GRATEFUL DEAD SETS FEAT. DAVE A'BEAR (MELVIN SEALS & JGB), CHUCK MORRIS (LOTUS), TODD STOOPS (RAQ), BRIAN ADAMS (DEAD PHISH ORCHESTRA), ARTHUR LEE LAND (G.A.T.)

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JERRY GARCIA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - "GARCIA THROUGH THE YEARS" - WITH ACOUSTIC GARCIA, JGB & GRATEFUL DEAD SETS FEAT. DAVE A'BEAR (MELVIN SEALS & JGB), CHUCK MORRIS (LOTUS), TODD STOOPS (RAQ), BRIAN ADAMS (DEAD PHISH ORCHESTRA), ARTHUR LEE LAND (G.A.T.)

+ Jessica Jones & members of Flash Mountain Flood, Jyemo Club, Intuit, The Jive Tribe, Envy Alo, Tenth Mountain Division, Kind Hearted Strangers, Moonlight Bloom & More

Wed Aug 1

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Fox Theatre

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase

Listed price does not include tax and service charge

Price is the same online, over the phone, or in the Box Office.

NO BAGS

Dave A'Bear (Melvin Seals & JGB)
Dave A'Bear (Melvin Seals & JGB)
Guitarist-singer Dave Hebert (AKA A’Bear), is originally a native of Manitou Springs, Colorado. Dave has spent his musical career in many genres, including rock, reggae, folk, blues, and bluegrass. Right out of college, he toured nationally with mentor and close family friend reggae recording artist John Bayley. Dave is a founding member of Brother Kind, who opened for Merl Saunders and David Grisman at Red Rocks (7/7/97).The group still reunites every so often in Colorado. Currently a resident of Tempe, Arizona, Dave relentlessly works on his many different musical projects. When not touring with Melvin Seals and JGB, he performs with many original bands of his own creation such as Working Man’s Grass, a bluegrass Dead band; he also plays solo acoustic gigs throughout Arizona; and finally, Dave plays lead guitar and vocals for Xtra Ticket, Arizona’s premier Grateful Dead band. Versatility is his trademark. Whether it's his own songs or songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog, Dave not only captures the feel of songs, he often takes the musical risk of breathing new life into an old familiar tune and puts the A’Bear signature on it. That's the adventure and this is his journey.
Chuck Morris (Lotus)
Chuck Morris (Lotus)
Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious. The band slowly built a devoted fan base through steady touring and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace. This grassroots growth has made the band in high demand for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Electric Forest and earned the band sold out shows at the country's premier theatres and clubs.
Todd Stoops (RAQ)
Todd Stoops (RAQ)
Self-described as high performance rock n roll, RAQ has been touring as a four piece band for over a decade now. Their unique sound featuring complex song structure and quirky-yet-accessible lyrics has their older fans wishing the band was still full time and the younger generation wondering what they have missed. There is little doubt after the first reunion shows that RAQ still delivers tremendously when it comes to live improvisational rock.

The band met in Burlington, Vermont, where they first called themselves "Shadraq", but decided to shorten the name to RAQ before cutting their debut album “Shed Tech” in March of 2001. In 2002, the band saw original keyboard player, Marc Scortino, leave the band and replaced by Todd Stoops. Stoops joined Chris Michetti (guitar), Jay Burwick (Bass) and Greg Stukey (drums) to make up the band for the remainder of the decade. The band went on to release “Carbohydrates Are the Enemy” later that year and set out for their first national tour. In 2006, RAQ released their third album “Ton These.”

One of the reasons behind RAQ's highly successful tour past is due to their compositions being grounded in solid song structures, but still being malleable enough to go in infinite directions in the live setting. This keeps the quartet's devout following and first time listeners yearning for more as the audience is taken along on the collective journey. Their extensive repertoire of original compositions and eclectic selection of covers give the band the freedom to create a unique set list for every show.
Brian Adams (Dead Phish Orchestra, Great American Taxi)
Brian Adams (Dead Phish Orchestra, Great American Taxi)
Brian Adams... yes THE Brian Adams... began his touring career with the Missouri-based band Barefoot Revolution. He Joined Phix, with Chris and Paul, in 2003. Brian can also frequently be found onstage with Americana band Great American Taxi, often accompanying singer/songwriter Todd Snider on the road. He Also does a damned fine Les Claypool impersonation - ask him about it.
Arthur Lee Land (Great American Taxi)
Arthur Lee Land (Great American Taxi)
Lyons Colorado based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Arthur Lee Land plays a modern eclectic fusion of Americana Rock and Progressive Bluegrass with a taste of Electronica. Known for his joy filled, innovative live performances, his mad guitar and live-looping skills, Arthur’s hands are full theses days writing, recording and performing with multiple projects.

First as a solo artist, you have his unforgettable one-man act employing the Art of Live-Looping to create his Electro-Americana BAND of ONE featured in his last studio album release Cracked Open. Next, Arthur replaced Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon in the veteran Colorado Americana Jam-Band Great American Taxi. Then there is the new dynamic Arthur Lee Land TRIO crushing it live and gearing up for a new studio album. On top of all that, there is the lovely side project featuring Bonnie Paine and Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival that recently became folk rock icon Donovan’s band for a headline festival slot last summer. Last but not least is the Arthur Lee Land & gogoLab collaboration featuring drummer Brian McRae (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) and keyboardist Eric Moon (Rob Drabkin) exploring the space between gogoLab’s live improv funk/jazz/electronic dance music and Arthur’s Electro-Americana.

The diverse musical Influences of roots rock, country, bluegrass, funk, jazz, blues, reggae and world beat are evident in Arthur’s melodic, improvisational guitar work whether on his orange sunburst Olson Acoustic or his signature psychedelic hand-painted 1955 Fender B-Bender Telecaster. Another distinguishing element in Arthur’s music is the creative songwriting collaboration with his non-performing lyricist and wife Carol Lee who contributes much of the lyrical content for “Arthur Lee Land.”

In the fall of 2014 Arthur joined “Great American Taxi” and the band headed directly into the studio. Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth produced the band’s new album Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show due out February 3rd, 2017. Arthur and lyricist Carol Lee penned 5 songs on the new 10 song album. Drummer Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic, Hard Working Americans) played on the record and also joins them for shows.

In May 2013 Arthur released his 4th album Cracked Open on Perfect Groove Records, offering a groundbreaking style that is driven by the integration of sophisticated musical, emotional and spiritual juxtapositions. “Fresh!.... Arthur has a unique, creative approach in his music.” Grammy Award winning producer Bil Vorndik (Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Doc Watson) The title track Cracked Open was released as a single to Commercial AAA radio and was well received and played by multiple stations across the U.S. Several album tracks received substantial airplay throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Since 2004, Arthur’s inspirational and interactive Art of Live-Looping assembly programs and music workshops have reached over 50,000 students in over 25 states across the country. He has been on staff at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons CO since 2003. Arthur is an advocate of reframing ADHD/ADD as a gift of the “HUNTER” brain wiring and not a “dis-order.”
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.foxtheatre.com