Melvin Seals & JGB (Organist, Jerry Garcia Band)

Melvin Seals & JGB (Organist, Jerry Garcia Band)

Roots of Creation

Oct 1 2016 · Sat

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

$20 Advance / $25 Day of Show

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 Zach Nugent's guitar and vocals, 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 backing 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.

In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.

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!

Melvin Seals - Organ, Vocals
Pete Lavezzoli - Drums
John-Paul McLean - Bass
Zach Nugent - Guitar, Vocals
Lady Chi - Vocals
Sunshine (Garcia) Becker - Vocals
Roots of Creation
Roots of Creation
Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam favorites like Gathering of The Vibes, Wakarusa and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offer up a high-energy, infectious experience. Recognized as a Top 20 artist on the Relix/Jamband radio chart, a festival staple, and an internationally touring powerhouse, RoC have been awarded ͞Favorite Jam Band͟ by Cider Magazine and ͞Best Band In New Hampshire͟ by the New England Music Awards. RoC mix their jam-reggae hybrid sound with homegrown roots, guitar-heavy rock, and lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and conscious laden lyrics. Their biggest project to date, Livin Free, is an 18-track studio LP, complemented by a 3-disc deluxe collection with both dub/remix and acoustic versions, plus limited edition double 12͟ vinyl. Releasing April 22nd on RoC’s label, Bombshelter Records, with distribution by ILS/Caroline/Universal Music Group, Livin Free features Yeti Beats, Melvin Seals, Ras MG, Rubblebucket, Billy Kottage and more.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com