About Seers Poncho
Seers Poncho has been infusing the Chicago music scene with a rootsy and eclectic blend of pop-rock, reggae, jazz, world music, bluegrass and rhythm & blues since 1999. Despite this myriad of musical styles, Seers Poncho is solidly entrenched in the jam band mold, altering tempos, arrangements and moods with improvisational flair to create a musical tapestry recalling the glory days of roots and organic rock.
Instrumentation includes all forms of hand drums and percussion (including the occasional steel drum), saxophone and clarinet to compliment three-tiered guitar riffs and a rock solid and dramatic rhythm section. With such a large ensemble, it’s no surprise that Seers Poncho’s musical influences range from The Meters to Frank Zappa to Bob Marley to the Grateful Dead, as well as more modern artists such as Wilco and Los Lobos.
For approximately 10 years, this now late-30 something group has appeared at most of Chicago’s core live music venues including Schuba’s, Beat Kitchen, Wise Fools and Cubby Bear, as well as at numerous Chicago Street Fairs such as The Lincoln Park Arts Faire and the Taste of Lincoln Avenue. The band’s versatile material and sound can be molded for ‘plugged’ and ‘unplugged’ settings.
Celebrate what would have been the Queen of Soul’s 76th birthday, with Aretha Franklin’s 1971 performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
‘The Allman Brothers Band: Fillmore West 1971’ will be previewed by Warren Haynes & Stef Scamardo all week long on SiriusXM’s Jam On in honor of the group’s 50th anniversary.
Arizona-based jam quartet Spafford will mix headlining dates and festival appearances this summer.
Widespread Panic filled Sunday night’s setlist with surprises and threw a bunch of jams into their Capitol Theatre finale. ScottyB shares his take along with Adam McCullough’s photos and pro-shot video of the entire show.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon led his five-piece on 50 unique songs over the course of four nights in Cambridge. Listen to Saturday’s show featuring special guest Trey Anastasio.