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The 50th annual Oregon Country Fair festival will feature Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Jim James (solo), ALO and many others.
The String Cheese Incident teamed up with ALO on the reggae classic “The Harder They Come” on Sunday night at The Après music festival.
ALO shared the stage with Tea Leaf Green, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Eddie Roberts and Roger Riedlbauer as part of their Tour d’Amour 2019 weekend at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Listen to Zach Gill mix solo material, ALO gems and choice covers during his solo set aboard last month’s Jam Cruise 17.
ALO went repeat-free, served up a different Doobie Brothers cover each night and collaborated with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at all four of this past weekend’s Tour d’Amour XIII shows.
Listen to a crispy soundboard matrix recording of ALO’s recent Tour d’Amour XIII opening show at Humbrews in Arcata.
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About Steve Adams
As a young kid growing up in Saratoga, CA, Steve was often found plucking keys at the house piano. His early love of music led him to elementary school ensembles, violin and alto sax in hand. He bought his first bass guitar at 13 with lawn-mowing money and formed a band called Django (later to become ALO) with middle schoolmates Zach Gill and Dan Lebowitz. Steve went on to college in Santa Barbara, CA with his bandmates and played upright and electric bass in the Middle East Ensemble and Jazz Band. He graduated from UCSB with an Ethnomusicology degree and moved back to the Bay Area, settling in San Francisco, CA. After a good number of years in the city, Steve moved to Oakland, CA, which he now calls home. Steve continues to play with ALO in addtion to Bay Area bands Big Light, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers and Newfangled Wasteland. Over the years, he has also had the pleasure of playing with Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, Brett Dennen, Sara Bareilles, Jackie Greene, Tim Bluhm, Laurie Lewis, Forest Sun, The Court & Spark and Tea Leaf Green. His broad range of experiences, along with his steady groove and warm tone, continue to make him an in-demand bass player both in the studio and on stage.
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Umphrey’s McGee brought out Here Come The Mummies and Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson and played their album ‘Anchor Drops’ in full Friday at Summer Camp.
The String Cheese Incident sprinkled a two set performance at DelFest with guest appearances from Del McCoury, Robbie and Ronnie McCoury, Billy Strings and more.
Watch Bob Dylan perform at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1998 to celebrate the singer-songwriter’s 78th birthday.
The Allman Brothers Band tribute act The Family Peach featuring Butch Trucks’ son and daughter played their first concert together on Wednesday night in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Watch Umphrey’s McGee dust off a Jane’s Addiction cover on Thursday night at Summer Camp that they last played on June 9, 2000 – a span of 2,251 shows.