Sat, April 6, 2019, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Organist, Howard Wales has typically been best known for his collaborations with Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia. After honing his chops during the mid-1960s backing acts ranging from Ronnie Hawkins, Lonnie Mack the Four Tops to James Brown. He first performed with Garcia at the weekly jam sessions with bassist John Kahn and drummer Bill Vitt at the Bay Area club the Matrix, and in 1970 resulting in the classic Hooteroll? album. Howard also played on the Dead’s seminal American Beauty. For over the last four decades now, Wales has been quietly and meticulously self-producing and releasing high quality instrumental albums as an independent recording artist in Northern California. Howard’s rare live performances remain the stuff of myth and legend.
Guitarist, Terry Haggerty is buried treasure. As guitarist with the Sons of Champlin, Haggerty was always accorded the full respect of his peers on the ’60s San Francisco rock scene like Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Carlos Santana. He has been known — throughout the world — among guitar cognoscenti via the handful of recordings he made over the two decades of the Sons’ existence. Some of his demo tapes have attracted intense interest inside the industry over the years. But even now he remains something of an unknown, a titan hiding in the hills, a legend waiting to be discovered.
Kevin Hayes is a Bay Area based drummer & songwriter, probably best known for his 20 years as the drummer for The Robert Cray Band. During his time with Cray from 1989-2008, he recorded 9 studio albums and one double live disc, recorded over a seven show run at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall opening for Eric Clapton. He has played on records by John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Van Morrison, among many others. Since leaving Cray’s band, he has recorded 2 albums and toured in a band with slide guitarist Roy Rogers & Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and has made a record and toured extensively with the British blues guitarist Matt Schofield.
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