We are so excited to have Peter, Murray, and Scott from The Garcia Birthday Band as our guests for this 300th episode of No Simple Road!
Garcia Birthday Band, based in Portland Oregon, isn’t your mother’s Grateful Dead cover band. Playing for over 20 years, GBB has evolved into something far deeper than the sum of its parts. The beating heart of the Pacific Northwest’s GD community, the band’s ever-expanding fanbase is an experience unto themselves. Using the Dead’s repertoire as a springboard for limitless potential and improvisation, Garcia Birthday Band are a cornerstone of the modern Grateful Dead universe, and their fans have come to expect the unexpected as the norm.
We sit down with the guys in the NSR Studio and talk about the joy of finding them waiting here to welcome us to the PNW Grateful Dead scene, how they keep the music fresh and growing while playing from the Dead’s songbook, they ways in which the band had changed and adapted with gaining a new member, what it was like for Murray to joining a Dead cover band and not be familiar with the Grateful Dead universe, how caring for a thriving community factors into having their band, their upcoming appearances at Gem & Jam and, our favorite, Skull & Roses Festival, and a whole lot more!
For upcoming show info and more head over to: www.garciabirthdayband.com
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