Event Details

Deadgrass at Woodlands Tavern
Thu July 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Woodlands Tavern
All Ages
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom joined forces to
form Deadgrass, a string band adventure through Jerry Garcia’s musical world. Bassist
Dave Richards, banjo player Russell Gottlieb and fiddler Michael Barrett Donovan
complete this fine group of seasoned pros exploring the life works of Jerry Garcia on the
instruments that first inspired him. Deadgrass celebrates and interprets the music of
Jerry Garcia, drawing from Old & in the Way, JGB, Grisman/Garcia, Jerry’s Jug Band
days and The Grateful Dead.
Web music authority All Music Guide, calls Matt Turk “an artist to be reckoned with.”

Matt is a seasoned recording artist and multi-instrumentalist. Based out of Hastings-on-
Hudson, New York, Turk is a veteran performer. He has performed and recorded

with Pete Seeger, opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple and
the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart. He has performed throughout the USA and Europe
appearing at the Clearwater Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music
Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theatre and The Capitol Theatre. Matt
has recorded for Warner Bros Records with Gaby Moreno & Matter Music.
Grammy award winner C Lanzbom is a touring and studio guitarist with producing,
performing, writing and engineering credits with Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen,
American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox, Shlomo Carlebach and Soulfarm. C's
studio, Sherwood Ridge, is a state of the art recording facility just north of New
York City. C has numerous television and film song placements. His affection and
passion for Jerry Garcia's music has been a major influence. He has absorbed
Israeli-Arabic musical rhythms from travelling in the region as well as the rock and
roll he grew up with along the Jersey shore.
Bassist Dave Richards performs in Hamilton on Broadway and has recorded and
performed with The Indigo Girls, Rosanne Cash, Buster Poindexter, Madeline
Peyroux, Jewel and Richie Havens. He has toured throughout Europe, Canada and
the USA, appearing at Ottawa Jazz, Toronto Blues festival, The Hollywood Bowl and
Austin City Limits. At the age of 17 Dave was playing jazz five nights a week in
Orlando, Florida with Billy Peebles, the drummer for Ray Charles on many classic
Atlantic recordings. Dave lives with his wife, singer-songwriter, Jane Kelly Williams
and daughter in Northern New Jersey.
Banjo player Russell Gottlieb brings a wistful and propulsive sound to the banjo by
drawing on influences ranging from rock to jazz and bluegrass to minimalism.
Russell has toured extensively in the USA as a founding member of the New Jersey
based band The Brummy Brothers, appearing at the Gathering of the Vibes, Catskill
Chill, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Brooklyn Bowl, Nectar's, and World Cafe Live,
opening for Melvin Seals and JGB, Leftover Salmon, Larry Campbell and Teresa

Fiddler Michael Barrett Donovan is a student-composer, music educator and multi-
instrumentalist from the north coast of California currently living in Brooklyn. He

employs his skills in writing music for composition competitions, copy-work,
teaching lessons and gigging.