Joe Marcinek tours nationally from New York to LA and everywhere in between. Most of the lineups will only happen one time making every night a can't miss show.
The group has featured many prominent special guests including Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band) George Porter JR (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), George Porter Jr (The Meters), Ike Stubblefield, Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk, Dave Mathews & Friends), Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy, Kirk Franklin), Allen Aucoin (the Disco Biscuits), Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Erik "Jesus" Coomes (Lettuce), Borahm Lee (Break Science), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Borham Lee (Break Science), Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh & Friends / Particle) Joey Porter (The Motet / Juno What), Fareed Haque, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy) Garrett Sayers (The Motet) Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band), Freekbass, Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin (moe.) and more!
- 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 bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent'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!
- Melvin Seals - Organ, Vocals
- Pete Lavezzoli - Drums
- John-Paul McLean - Bass
- Zach Nugent - Guitar, Vocals
- Lady Chi - Vocals
- Sunshine (Garcia) Becker - Vocals
Expanding the Palette of Jazz in Columbus
January 2018 (Columbus, Ohio)
Combining a blend of jazz styles, Silent Bell Quartet is a new project
from a familiar group of Columbus music scene veterans. The band has
showcased as part of the line-up of the Jazz Series at M, a Cameron
Mitchell restaurant in downtown Columbus. Tossing out older jazz
standards, they have developed their instrumentals of early legacy
album-oriented rock. This is classic rock re-imagined for saxophone,
guitar, bass and drums.
Silent Bell Quartet consists of members of the central Ohio band Trace
Marie & Blue Level. Their versatility of influences, drawn together by
Craig Fernandez’s sax improvisational flow, creates a sonic appeal that
will break new ground, adding to the landscape of great live music in
central Ohio. Guitarist, Bradley Scott notes, “We’ve performed an
evolving mix of familiar pop and original songs for over 10 years now.
The experience has led us to expand our sound in a new direction. We’re
proud to be part of Columbus’ musical tradition and ready to add some
new spice to the stew with this latest instrumental project.”
Tenor and soprano saxophonist Craig Fernandez states, “Our
arrangements are built on choosing great compositions from a particular
era of rock and pop in the 1960s and 1970s. I like to approach our songs
like a vocalist. An element of what I am attempting to do is to sing the
melody with my saxophone. ” Bassist, Adam Koltnow mentions, “This
classic rock jazz chill is perfect for many venues while giving the
listener a new way to view the heritage of a jazz standard.” Discover
more and contact Silent Bell Quartet at www.bluelevelmusic.com.
Charlotte NC alt-rockers, Of Good Nature, have built a strong start to 2018 with quick attention to their newly released music along with a steady wave of tour dates. Their fusion-friendly approach and openness to explore a range of styles has lead to a highly accessible sound which has recently spread like wildfire across festivals, cruises, blogs, and radio stations. “Take Me Anywhere” has been featured on Sirius XM’s The Pulse, while “Feels Right” and “Be The Day” are streamed on a handful of popular Spotify playlists including Happy Songs For The Office, Easy Like Sunday Morning, and Reggae Summer Beach.
The band’s high-energy live show has caught on across the United States. OGN was invited for a second appearance aboard Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise and has supported headliners Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, George Clinton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gym Class Heroes, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blues Traveler, Common Kings, Steel Pulse, and many more. They’ve also received recognition for their past studio work, seeing their debut album, Just Add Water, won Indie-Ville’s Reggae Album of the Year and sophomore album Life Worth Livin, debuted at #5 on iTunes Reggae Albums Charts.
Up there with the hardest grinding bands in the nation, the group’s seemingly never-ending tour schedule continues with the announcement of a nationwide tour, celebrating the success of their recording collaborations with Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster the People, The Movement) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville VA. The good vibes of the new singles are hitting hard with OGN fans, unveiling whats to expect of the full-length release dropping early 2019.
Follow the band on Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and get info + tickets at www.ofgoodnature.com
Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David "Honeyboy" Edwards.
That passionate inspiration has made Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band America's foremost country blues outfit and fuels the Rev's new release, The Front Porch Sessions. Throughout the album, his dazzling guitar mastery is equaled by his knack for vivid, emotionally impactful songwriting, and his originals are matched in their authenticity by the deeply felt vintage blues tunes that he covers. The resulting album showcases the Rev's irrepressible personality while echoing the enduring spirit of such acoustic blues icons as Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White and Furry Lewis, whose "When My Baby Left Me" receives a memorable reading here.
"It started as a literal whim on my part, but it turned into something really special," Reverend Peyton says of The Front Porch Sessions. " I wanted it to feel like you're on my front porch. You can almost hear the wood creaking."