The Englishtown Project // On Line sales are closed plenty of tickets at the door

with Pappy Biondo, Dlyan Skursky & Al Smith

featuring members of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hot Tuna, Zen Tricksters, Phil Lesh and Friends.

at River Street Jazz Cafe

April 20, 2019 10:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Time: 10:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 8:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $15/ DOS $20
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On September 3rd, 1977, the Grateful Dead headlined one of the largest and most musically successful concerts of all time at Raceway Park in Englishtown N.J. In addition to the Dead, who had just completed its legendary Spring / Summer 1977 tour featuring a batch of new material from Terrapin Station, the show also included the Dead family’s New Riders of the Purple Sage and the good-time, southern rock Marshall Tucker Band. This tribute extravaganza will feature healthy “doses” of selections from each band’s sets that day with a relaxed, festival style program.
AT ANY GIVEN SHOW THE FAMILY OF PLAYERS CAN FEATURE CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hot Tuna, Zen Tricksters, Phil Lesh and Friends, Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson, Rainbow Full of Sound, Assembly of Dust, The Joe Cocker Band, Reverend Jefferson, Stir Fried, Dead Sage, Illuminati, David Nelson Band, Dead On Live, Max Creek, Jam Stampede
Guitar Players ////Michael Falzarano (Guitar / Vocals) After decades-long stints with Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Michael has earned nothing less than iconic status as one of the most authentic figures on the blues / jam band scene. Over the years, Michael’s evocative singing, intuitive guitar playing and songwriting skills have earned him a large and loyal following worldwide.Rob Wolfson (Lead Guitar / Vocals) Having already developed into a formidable blues rock player at the age of 12 by studying Eric Clapton and Jorma Kaukonen, Rob entered the world of Grateful Dead music in ’69 and has continued exploring ever since. Notable projects include Dead Sage, Joe Gallant’s Illuminati Orchestra and DeadCenter All Stars, which he established in the late 90’s with the Wetlands Preserve Club and is still going strong today.
Tom Circosta (Guitar / Vocals) Tom is one of the NY area’s most versatile guitarists and also happens to be the foremost disciple of Bob Weir, arguably the best and most unique rhythm guitarist in rock history. In addition to Zen Tricksters, Tom also plays with the unique Dead On Live and Jam Stampede.
Keyboard Players ////Scott Guberman (Keyboards / Vocals) Scott has distinguished himself over the last several years as one of the principle keyboardists in many of Phil Lesh’s homegrown projects including Phil and Friends. Scott’s reputation as one of the genre’s best and most creative players is undisputed. He also plays regularly with many other significant musicians in the San Francisco Bay area when not touring nationally.
Mark Mercier (Keyboards / Vocals) Mark has distinguished himself over the last few decades as one of the principle keyboardists on in the Jam band world. His band Max Creek has been on the scene since 1971 and are still going strong today Playing many shows and producing their own annual festival Strange Creek. He and they have carved out a firm space in jam band history
Mookie Siegel (Keyboards / Vocals) Mookie has distinguished himself over the last many years as one of the principle keyboardists on the jam band scene. He has played with Phil Lesh and Friends and is a current member of the David Nelson Band
Bass Players ///Klyph Black (Bass / Vocals) In Klyph, along with Tom and Dave (below), the Englishtown Project is fortunate to have 3/5ths of the classic lineup of Zen Tricksters, the best and longest running Grateful Dead-centric band in the Northeast. Not only is Klyph an outstanding bassist, he is also an excellent guitarist and one of the most accomplished musicians on the Jam Band scene today.
Frank Canino (Bass / Vocals) Frank an outstanding bassist and composer, is one of the most accomplished musicians on the Jam Band scene today. He stays busy touring the country and has play bass for The Joe Cocker Band, The Ray Charles Band, Dead Sage and the Dead Center All Stars to name a few.
Paul Avrutin (Bass) Paul a fantastic bassist and another one of the most accomplished musicians on the Grateful Dead, Jam Band scene today. Rainbow Full Of Sound, Wonder Jam, Dead On LiveDrummers
Dave Diamond (Drums) Most fans of the Grateful Dead know what a great drummer Dave is, but more and more are coming to realize that Dave is a multi-talented musician to be reckoned with. In addition to his long tenure with Zen Tricksters, Dave drums for the excellent alt-rock band Assembly of Dust and his own eclectic Dave Diamond Band where he is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter.
Joe Chirco (Drums) Fans of the Grateful Dead around the country know what a great drummer Joe is. He’s been on the Jam Band scene for quite a long time. Making him one of the most sort after drummers around. He’s played in the John Kadlecik Band, Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson, Zen Tricksters and Dark Star Orchestra along with being the drummer for Half Step and now you can see him with The Englishtown Project.
Alan Lerner (Drums) Highly versatile drummer Alan Lerner is an in-demand session and live drummer throughout the tri-state area. Known for both his power and feel on the kit, Alan has toured with the prolific Joe Gallant & Illuminati and the Zen Tricksters. He’s played extensively with bass legend Jerry Jemmott, as well as gigged with Mike Gordon, Levon Helm and Hubert Sumlin. Alan currently performs with the acclaimed Joni Mitchell tribute band, The Joni Project; various projects of Hot Tuna and New Riders of the Purple Sage’s Michael Falzarano including The Englishtown Project and Dead Sage.
Singers /// Clare Maloney (Vocals) New York City-based vocalist, Clare Maloney, has been hailed for her " golden voice of immense range and depth," and has delighted audiences around the world with her thoughtful artistry, polished singing and wholehearted performances. Raised on Rock & Roll and trained in Classical Music and Opera, Clare's musical knowledge and her skillful ability to move between musical genres have established her as a go-to musician. Her interpretations of the Grateful Dead are earning her a steady following on the Jam Band scene, and she sings regularly with Rainbow Full of Sound, and the Englishtown Project.
Joanne Lediger (Vocals) Joanne is a long-standing member of the Jam Band Family having spent decades with the seminal band Stir Fried and her recent stint singing lead in Reverend Jefferson, a band that explores the music of The Jefferson Airplane. Joanne can be heard putting her spin on legendary Airplane tunes that defined a generation.