Box of Rain ('68-'74 Dead tribute)

Box of Rain ('68-'74 Dead tribute)

Broken Arrow (Neil Young Tribute), Q&A and Book Release: Susana Millman (Grateful Dead photographer) and her husband, Dennis McNally (Grateful Dead publicist)

Nov 11 2016 · Fri

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

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $22 Reserved

This event is 21 and over

Box of Rain ('68-'74 Dead tribute)
Box of Rain ('68-'74 Dead tribute)
BOX OF RAIN is the classic six piece that pay’s tribute to the most prolific and finest period of the GRATEFUL DEAD, 68-74. Featuring an all star lineup with former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Living Earth, Zen Tricksters and Dead On Live, BOX OF RAIN channels the sound and magic that could have only happened at that special time.

And what a time it was…the Dead were at the height of both their songwriting and improvisational prowess!!! Featuring an extended Pig Pen presence, one very swingin’ drummer and the most coherent and visceral space and improvisations, the typical 5-6 hour GD performances were legendary and a trip for sure.

BOX OF RAIN is a true labor of love with Bob Stirner (Living Earth / Boris Garcia) on lead guitar,Dave Berg (DSO, Dead On Live) on guitar, Jerry Marks (Living Earth) on bass and Pig Pen vocals,Bud Burroughs (Boris Garcia) on keys, Tim Kelly (Boris Garcia, Montana Wildaxe) on drums and Jon Bernstein on harmonica.
Broken Arrow (Neil Young Tribute)
Broken Arrow (Neil Young Tribute)
Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin' electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material. The band delivers these classic songs faithfully while taking them out on some jamming excursions and tastefully tweaking some of the arrangements. These guys always have audiences on their feet singing along and demanding encores at every show.

The band is fronted by Joe Mass, veteran virtuoso Philly guitar player, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. ( Joe has toured and recorded with artists such as Bootsy Collins, Robert Hazard, Essra Mohawk, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, and Rick Derringer He was music director for Grammy Award winning artist, (Maniac from the film Flashdance), Michael Sembello. Joe is a featured guitar player at the prestigious Dallas International Guitar Festival, alongside the likes of Sonny Landreth, Andy Timmons, Jimmy Wallace, Greg Koch, Gary Hoey, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. Joe's vocal and instrumental interpretation of Neil 's music is faithful to the original, yet he puts his own stamp on these iconic songs with his incendiary playing and some cool segues and arrangements.

Danny Gold plays bass and sings harmony in Broken Arrow. He is the owner of Danny's Guitar Shop in Narberth, and host of WHYY's Danny's Guitar Shop TV show (, A steady presence on Philly's live music scene since the 80's, Dan has played bass with The Dukes of Destiny, (including the night they backed up the legendary Otis Rush), Bill Kirchen, Beats Walkin', Ben Arnold, Wanamaker Lewis, and others.

On drums and vocal harmonies we have Larry Freedman, another Philadelphia band veteran for decades, who owns and operates 2nd Street Productions ( recording studio. Larry produces the jingles and bumper music that plays round the clock on news radio stations KYW in Philadelphia and WBZ in Boston. He had played with the backing band for Daryl Hall’s vocal group, The Temptones (before Hall and Oates) and played on the Grammy winning gospel song of the year, Loves Me Like A Rock, by the Dixie Hummingbirds. Larry and Danny have played together in various bands and projects over the past 30 years. They are a rare example of a very musical rhythm section with a great feel that instantly drops into that schweet pocket without even thinking about it.

Marty Cohl handles electric and pedal steel guitar duties in Broken Arrow. His soulful country rock / bluegrass informed instrumental style is the band's secret sauce. Marty injects his unique twang-a-delic flavor into these classic tunes while remaining fundamentally true to Neil's compositional vision. In the early 70's he headed west from his musically rich home town of Nyack, NY to San Francisco. In the Bay Area he joined "funky western" country rock band Sunnybrook, where he first teamed up with Danny. Among Marty's most inspirational guitar heroes are Neil Young, Steven Stills, Jerry Garcia, Clarence White, Ben Keith, and Mike Campbell.
Dennis McNally (Grateful Dead publicist)
Thirty years ago, Jerry Garcia walked Susana Millman down the aisle at her wedding to Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally. Some time after, someone asked him if the Dead had an official photographer. “I guess not, but if we did, it’d be (Susana).”

From 1985 until Garcia’s death ended the Grateful Dead in 1995, and in the years after, Susana and her cameras were an ubiquitous presence in the G.D. scene, not only at shows but at family events and interesting side projects.

After a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign, Susana will publish Alive with the Dead / A Fly on the Wall with a Camera in October. This deluxe first edition will be a 256 page large-format coffee table book with a slipcase, foil stamping, and rich extras. Its focus on events off- and back-stage makes it distinctive, as well.

After a hometown kickoff at the California Historical Society on November 2nd, she’ll take A Fly on the Wall with a Camera to the true home of the Grateful Dead, the road, joining forces with the Dead’s funhouse mirror twin, Dark Star Orchestra, at a number of East Coast venues, as well as appearances with other musical friends in other places.

If you were wondering what to give your favorite Dead Head for the holidays…we have an answer for you.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003