Painted Mandolin performs in Nevada City
Painted Mandolin featuring multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven returns to the refurbished Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, California on Friday, October 28 as part of Paul Emery’s Nevada City LIVE! concert series.
Painted Mandolin is an all-star quartet dedicated to exploring the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia. The group digs into Garcia’s music from his jug band days with Old and In the Way, the Grateful Dead’s Reckoning and his collaborations with David Grisman in the Garcia Grisman Band.
The quartet includes Joe Craven on violin, mandolin and percussion; Matt Hartle and Larry Graff on guitar and Dan Robbins on bass.
Joe Craven was a member of the Garcia Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet from 1989-2004. Creativity educator, museum curator, visual artist, actor/storyteller, event emcee and recipient of the 2009 Folk Alliance Far-West Performer of the Year, Joe has made music with Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, David Lindley, harmonica wizard Howard Levy and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown. David Grisman says, “Everything Joe touches turns to music.”
From Santa Cruz, Matt Hartle is the guitarist for the band Shady Groove and The China Cats. The band has cemented its status as a leading light in the improvisational rock scene of the Bay Area and beyond, consistently providing energetic musical sets, whether opening for nationally touring acts or hosting their own full-blown jam sessions that can last all night.
They have been joined onstage for their lengthy sets by such noted musicians as Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead, Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band, Frank Zappa alumnus Ike Willis, Barry Sless of the David Nelson Band, String Cheese Incident cohort Keller Williams, DJ Logic, and blues diva Sista Monica to name a few. They have played to capacity crowds around the Bay Area at venues such as Santa Cruz’s Catalyst and Rio Theater, as well as the Avalon Ballroom, Boom Boom Room, and Studio Z-TV in San Francisco.
Larry Graff plays rhythm and lead guitar in the Banana Slug String Band. They have played to over 2 million students in 40 States and 5 countries while releasing 11 CDs of award-winning original music. The Banana Slugs are regular performers at the Strawberry Music Festival and California WorldFest.
Dan Roberts has played and recorded in settings ranging from solos and duos to big band and orchestra. He is greatly admired for his exceptional tone and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication making him an in-demand bassist on stage, in the studio and as an educator.
Source: Paul Emery’s Nevada City LIVE!
WHO: Paul Emery’s Nevada City LIVE! presents
WHAT: Painted Mandolin featuring Joe Craven
WHEN: Friday, October 28, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Nevada Theatre 401 Broad St., Nevada City
TICKETS: $35 premium reserved seating, $25 general admission
Tickets online at http://www.paulemerymusic.com
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