Parallel 44 Presents MELVIN SEALS & JGB w/ WATKINS GLEN @ DOMINO ROOM
Tue, Apr 16 at 8pm
Parallel 44 Presents is very proud to announce Melvin Seals and JGB w/ Watkins Glen on Tuesday April 16th at the The Domino Room. Join us for an epic evening with one of the 'pioneers of jam band music' - Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band. Opening the evening with unique twists on classic songs from Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, The Band and Little Feat are local favorites Watkins Glen. Round up all your buddies for a night of classic songs keeping the flame burning! Tickets are $25 adv. / $30 door. Doors open at 8 and the show kicks off at 8:30 for this 21+ show. Thanks to our loyal sponsors at Dr.Jolly's, The Source Weekly & Cascade Alchemy.
About Melvin Seals and JGB:
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
About Watkins Glen:
Named after the biggest Rock concert of the 70s, Watkins Glen is an Oregon-based Rock n' Roll band that strives to create magical musical moments while paying tribute to the repertoires of 4 legendary American bands: The Band, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and Little Feat. Band leaders Gabe Johnson & Evan Read-Mullins, also guitarist and keyboardist for popular Funk/Rock outfit Elektrapod have gathered some of the very best musicians from the Oregon music scene with the intention of creating one of the most authentic, inventive and compelling Rock n' Roll bands in the West. In just a very short time, Watkins Glen has developed a reputation for delivering great renditions of these bands’ classic songs, writing truly creative set lists and whipping audiences into frenzy with their scorching improvisational live jams. Highlights so far have included high profile appearances at 4 Peaks Music Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, US Fest, Bend Summerfest, Bend Fall Fest, Bend Roots Revival, McMenamins' St Patrick's Day Celebration and multiple performances at indoor music venues in Oregon w/ national acts such as Pink Talking Fish, MarchFourth and more. See www.WatkinsGlenBand.com for upcoming tour dates and regularly updated audio and video content.