Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), based in Portland, Oregon, is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.
But this isn't a «tribute band!» Drawing on years of individual and shared experience, these players are able to craft and transform these tunes into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band's musical travels and explorations of possibly the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time.
Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rocking, hoppin' and shakin', the band's quickly growing «GBB Family” fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious.
Music-lovers with a wide variety of tastes enjoy this band's extensive playlist which includes classics from Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Cliff, Traffic, Dr. John, Merle Haggard, The Meters, Neville Brothers, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Warren Zevon, Rev. Gary Davis, Bruce Cockburn, and Peter Tosh, to name a few. If your musical tastes range from rock-and-roll, country, R&B, blues, bluegrass, folk, or Americana, you will dig this band. No need to be a Deadhead.
With musicians hailing from the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS), David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cubensis, Buds of May, Ike Willis Band, Brothers Jam and LOOS3, this band is certain to provide high musical adventure!
Arthur Steinhorn (drums)
Scott Gillan (bass/vocals)
Justin Pacuska (guitar/vocals)
Peter Bach (guitar/vocals)
Adam King (keyboards/vocals)
Check out all the stops for Garcia Birthday Band on Great Northwest Music Tour:
Thursday, November 2 at Kennedy School in the Gym
Friday, November 3 at Hotel Oregon in Mattie's Room
Sunday, November 5 at Anderson School in Hayne's Hall
Tuesday, November 7 at Olympic Club in the Theater
Thursday, November 9 at Edgefield in Blackberry Hall
Friday, November 10 at Old St Francis in Father Luke's
Saturday, November 11 at Old St Francis in Father Luke's
Marking well over a decade of amazing music – higlighted by such acts as the Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim and Sallie Ford –our Great Northwest Music Tour continues to blaze a fresh musical trail with an ever-changing lineup of talent to our historic properties. There is no admission charge to the festivities, and our unique venues offer food, handcrafted beverages and a cozy place to bed down after the last note is played. Every show is an opportunity to visit our hotels and enjoy their offerings, anchored by music from some of the finest regional and national acts. Bring your friends and family and jam to a different artist every Tour!
We've run well over a hundred of these no-cover, all-ages Tours through our hotel properties… join us as we toast hundreds more to come.