SYCAMORE SLOUGH STRING BAND perform today Wednesday, September 19, at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA.
The band will be joined by Danny Carnahan of Wake the Dead and every paid ticket holder at the show will get a free copy of their debut CD, “First Rehearsals.”
The brief blurb on the CD: Sycamore Slough String Band is an acoustic quartet founded on a mutual love of Grateful Dead music. Instigator David Gans had the brilliant idea of holding the band’s first rehearsals in a recording studio in order to capture the magic that everyone knew would transpire. The song list has already jumped the fence into other works, but the repertoire will remain Dead-centric for the most part. The Dead’s “concerted sense of quest” informs SSSB’s musical interactions, and a powerful vocal ensemble rides high atop those grooves. These tracks are a little rough around the edges, as first rehearsals tend to be, but the ground has been broken on what is already proving to be a fertile and fruitful musical collaboration.
Advance tickets are available here: http://www.thefreight.org/sycamore-slough-string-band
And for those who aren’t in northern California, the show will be webcast, starting at 8pm Pacific time, for only $3.00 a pop! Sign up here: http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/sycamore-slough-string-band
And if you can’t come to the show for a free copy but you’d like to get a copy of the CD (or download it) anyway, follow this link to festivalink.net: http://flink.livedownloads.com/show.asp?show=7293
Personnel for this show will be:
David Gans – guitar and vocals
David Thom – mandolin, guitar and vocals
Fiddle Dave Muhlethaler – fiddle, mandolin and vocals
Mike Sugar – bass