Wavy Gravy's All Star Jam | 6.13.10 | SF


Photos by Susan J. Weiand

On Sunday, June 13th, various All-Star musicians converged on stage at The Great American Music Hall to benefit the Seva Foundation. The cast of characters included Steve Kimock, Mark Karan, Billy Kreutzmann, Melvin Seals, Papa Mali, Lebo, Dave Brogan, Bo Carper, Reed Mathis, Matt Hubbard, special guest Bobby Vega and Wavy Gravy himself.

The evening started off with a set by Lebo, Carper and Brogan performing "Spike Driver's Blues", "Pallet on your Floor" and Old Crowe Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" joined by Karan & Seals. The band played on for a Dave Brogan tune "Infinite Eye" before Vega joined in for a soulful offering of Allen Toussaint's classic "On Your Way Down".

Steve Kimock then took the stage with Vega, Seals & Brogan for an epic version of the Zero fan favorites "Cole's Law" > "Tangled Hangers". The first set then closed with a ripping rendition of Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" featuring Karan, Lebo, Brogan, Kimock, Seals & Vega.

Set two featured 7 Walkers: Papa Mali, Billy Kreutzman, Steve Kimock, Reed Mathis and Matt Hubbard along with a variety of the aforementioned musicians joining in a setlist that included "Jam" > "Sugaree", "He's Gone", "Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues", "Bertha", "Jump Back", "Mr. Charlie" and "Lovelight" amongst others.

Photographer Sue Weiand was on hand to document the experience for your visual enjoyment.

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Thank to various helpers for piecing together the setlist. Pardon any omissions or errors.

Seva Foundation was founded in 1978 by a group of people who helped eradicate small pox, and inspired by that achievement, joined together to alleviate other suffering caused by poverty and disease. Seva's public health programs in India, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia Bangladesh and Tanzania work to eliminate curable blindness. Over two million people have received sight-restoring surgeries. In Mexico and Guatemala Seva assists indigenous communities with training and resources to attain literacy and economic self-sufficiency. In the United States, where diabetes claims Native American lives at four times the national average, Seva offers diabetes prevention and small grants programs, created and directed by Native Americans.

Wavy Gravy, activist clown, former Ben & Jerry's flavor, hippie-icon, flower- geezer, is a founding board member of the Seva Foundation. He is the creative director of Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp in Northern California.


[Published on: 6/15/10]

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