Cast of Clowns w/ Melvin Seals

TMPshows.com presents - CD Release Show!

Cast of Clowns w/ Melvin Seals

David Gans

Wed, November 28, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

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Cast of Clowns w/ Melvin Seals
Cast of Clowns w/ Melvin Seals
Line up: Craig Wright - Melvin Seals - Greg Anton - Stu Allen - Robin Sylvester

Cast of Clowns was founded by Craig Wright in April of 2008 and has played regularly up and down the West Coast, and in Hawaii, steadily developing a loyal fan-base and a reputation as part fun machine, part harbinger. Focusing on Wright’s original material and lyrics penned by the Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter the Clowns songs seek out new approaches flowering into future traditions while staying steeped in the roots of San Francisco.

Cast of Clowns shows feature world-class players, each contributing their unique part to the center ring’s
songs and sonic explorations.

At every show Wright is joined by co-founder, drummer and psychedelic settler, Greg Anton, (also founding member of jam band pioneers Zero), whose creative contributions include co-writing with Hunter and Wright.

Regular contributing members include guitarist Jeff Pevar, (Crosby Stills and Nash, Ray Charles, Phil and Friends), Melvin Seals, (Jerry Garcia Band, Master of The Universe), Damian Erskine, (Gino Vanelli), Robin Sylvester, (Ratdog), and Stu Allen, (JGB).

Very special guest appearances have included and often do include Bill Kreutzmann, Barry Sless, Banana, Chip Roland, Futoshi Morioka, Dan Duffin, Matt Hartle, Jimmy Hubbard, Michelle Bellamy, Michael Saint John, Duke Davis, Mikey Stevens, and Paul Branin.
David Gans
David Gans
A David Gans "solo electric" performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match - it's never the same show twice, but it's always worth a listen.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/