Achilles Wheel w/ Stu Allen
Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia.
Guitarist-singer Stu Allen, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, joined Melvin Seals & JGB in June 2004 and appears on the ‘Keepers of the Flame’ album. With his eagerness to improvise and his commitment to making every performance unique, Stu has made extensive contributions to the jam music scene.
Melvin Seals (Keyboardist of the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years) states: “Stu has grown into his own that is really scary now. It’s really scary what I see him do on stage and what I hear. Even when I close my own eyes for a moment and I’m not looking at anybody, where my mind goes remembering being on stage with Jerry (Garcia), it’s really spooky at times.”
This year at JEP Fest Achilles Wheel and Stu Allen will combine forces to celebrate and honor the music of the Grateful Dead!
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Grateful Bluegrass Boys
Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more.
These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.Website
Red Dirt Ruckus
From deep in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada there came a ruckus unlike any other before it. Fusing Bluegrass, Reggae, Rock & Funk, Red Dirt Ruckus is known for filling dance floors and keeping hips shakin. Formed in Placerville, CA, this 5 piece group dubs their sound as “Foothill Rudegrass” and delivers a high-energy performance showcasing rich harmonies, smokin’ string arrangements and an eclectic mix of originals and familiar favorites.Website Facebook
Late for Dinner
Offering a diverse mixture of Rastamerican Blues, Caribbean Pop, and a unique Reggae Rythm & Rock Fusion we like to call “High Vibe”.Website
Matt Rainey and The Dippin’ Sauce
Winners of the 2015 and 2012 Sacramento Area Music Award for Outstanding Blues, Matt Rainey and the Dippin’ Sauce Band are a hard hitting soulful Blues Rock Americana Jam Band from Northern California.Website
Island of Black and White
Founded in the foothills of El Dorado… Their music is a sweet, humble yet raw blend of rock, funky reggae, and soulful blues. It is a mixture like no other. The duo, sometimes trio, and quintet, exerts high energy performances while traveling and frequenting local and out of town venues, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, music festivals and various events.Website
Shakey Zimmerman & Jennifer Mydland
Shakey Zimmerman brings a fresh, authentic, true-to-form sound to venues throughout California and beyond. The acoustic/electric band is led by Bay Area musician Pat Nevins on guitar, vocals, and harmonica. Shakey Zimmerman pays tribute with the most famous songs and deep cuts of iconic and legendary songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The songs are carried by Nevins, who has an uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young’s trademark voices, while giving them his own stamp. A Shakey Zimmerman show will take you on a ride through the decades.
Saints of Circumstance (JGB Set)
Located in northern California, the ”Saints of Circumstance” is a line up of all-star musicians honoring the music of the Grateful Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band. The “Saints” draws from its diverse influences of R&B, jazz, and psychedelic rock, focusing on the live music experience reminiscent of the familiar shows of the past. “Saints” have so far included Todd Gardner, Murph Murphy, Jim Wendt, Kathryn Alves, Neil Campisano, Gary Campus, Martin HollandWebsite
Second Time Around (Allman Bros Tribute)
Loose With The Truth (Dead Tribute)
Loose With The Truth – is a San Francisco Bay Area band in the spirit of The Grateful Dead. The band’s history with the music goes back to the early seventies and the Wall of Sound era. Band members have been on the bus for several decades, and have deep connections with the music and the scene. “LWTT” presents an authentic depiction of the San Francisco Sound over the years, with attention paid to the evolution of this style of music.Website