Melvin Seals & JGB (Organist, Jerry Garcia Band)

Melvin Seals & JGB (Organist, Jerry Garcia Band)

Jamie McLean Band

March 9 · Thursday

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 Advance / $25 Day of Show / $30 Reserved

This event is 21 and over

Melvin Seals & JGB (Organist, Jerry Garcia Band)
Melvin Seals & JGB (Organist, Jerry Garcia Band)
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert's guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean's savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!

JGB Band is:
Melvin Seals - Hammond B3 and Leslies, Roland RD700 Keyboard, vocals
Dave Hebert - Gibson SG electric guitar, lead vocals
John Paul McLean - Bass
Pete Lavezzoli - Drums
Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker - backing vocals
Jamie McLean Band
Jamie McLean Band
Jamie McLean Band celebrates the release of their new album "Sunday Morning" at Brooklyn Bowl with very special guests John Popper of Blues Traveler and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. "Sunday Morning" is the second in a series of 4 albums that the band will release this year. It features the core band along with John Popper of Blues Traveler on harmonica and Nigel Hall of Warren Haynes Band/Soulive on keys. Since leaving New Orleans' Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jamie McLean has been tearing up the festival and club circuit with his original blues, rock, roots and soul. Jamie McLean Band has recently toured with Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Drive By Truckers, Gov't Mule, Soulive, Jackie Greene, Blues Traveler, North Mississippi Allstars and many more. The band was featured at Bonnaroo Music Festival 2011 playing 4 sets over the course of the festival weekend and McLean headed the "New Orleans All-Stars" featuring Jamie McLean, Ivan Neville, Terrence Higgins and Kirk Joseph.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com