Coming out of the Grateful Dead world a new group playing under THE MIX is ready to take to the road. These seasoned players welcome the chance to show what they can do with their originals, as they will be playing both Jerry Garcia and original material.
Here's what the band members had to say about THE MIX:
John Kadlecik (DSO) Guitar, Vocals
"I value the opportunity to work with Melvin Seals. I learned a lot of JGB material with Dark Star Orchestra, Melvin and I share a common background in a particular repertoire. I look at THE MIX as a forum to see where the roads not taken can lead. In DSO we improvised within the structure provided. THE MIX will be about exploration, stylistic experimentation. It will be exciting to see how it evolves."
Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band) Organ
"I'm looking forward to this project more than any other project I've ever worked on simply because it's an all-star cast playing the best of Jerry and Dead covers and originals so you never know what to expect. I've been holding back up until now with some of my finest originals. I've been waiting for this event to happen. This is the right moment."
Jeff Pevar (Jazz Is Dead, CPR) Guitar, Vocals
"During my brief stint playing with Phil Lesh and Friends, one of the things I was most inspired by was the undeniable community of dedicated musicians and music appreciators surrounding the legacy of the Dead. THE MIX project proves to be an exciting cross-section of that exact phenomenon... great players playing great music from folks who appreciate where it all comes from."
Kevin Rosen (Dark Star Orchestra) Bass
"I welcome the chance to play with musicians I've long admired. Originals are real fun for me because they become an amalgam of what everybody puts in. You write something, bring it to the band and they all bring their influence to it, and the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts."
Greg Anton (Zero) Drums
"For me, music is, by far, the clearest expression of truth, of love, of the vitality of life. Musicians joining other musicians in conversation at the speed of sound, exposing their souls in a way that's transparent, wide open, bringing their spiritual and musical lives to the stage. This conglomeration seems like it's got it all... rock, blues, tender ballads, explosive jams, kindness, compassion, sensitivity, laughter, patience, mastery, magic, mutual admiration, improvisation, callused hands, and barbecued chicken. anyone that sweats like that must be all right...THE MIX. Let's put our collective foot to the floorboard and see what this baby can do!"
THE MIX October Tour Dates:
10.01 & 10.02 | Wild Duck Music Hall | Eugene, OR
10.03 & 10.04 | Six Rivers Brewery | McKinleyville, CA
10.05 | Avalon Ballroom | San Francisco, CA
10.07 | Galaxy Concert | Theatre Santa Ana, CA
10.08 | Victor's on the Bay | San Diego, CA
10.09 | Wild Wild West Casino | Las Vegas, NV
10.10 | Orpheum Theater | Flagstaff, AZ
10.11 | Stella Blue | Albuquerque, NM