Melvin Seals & JGB
Friday, Sep 27, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
(Performing the music of The Jerry Garcia Band)
In 1975, Grateful Dead member Jerry Garcia formed the Jerry Garcia Band, a group designed to perform during his main band’s downtime. With and without the presence of Garcia, the group’s lineup -- made of musicians whose prowess at switching styles and genres is truly eye- and ear-opening -- has changed. One of the constants, however, is B-3 organist Melvin Seals, who has led JGB since the 80s. Tonight, one of the bands that directly carries Jerry’s legacy performs a two-night stand: once tonight, with jam band Yosemight, and tomorrow night as part of a benefit for The Human Fund, cultivating creativity in Cleveland’s youth.