On September 3rd, 1977, The Grateful Dead headlined one of the largest and most musically successful concerts of all time at Raceway Park in Englishtown N.J. In addition to the Grateful Dead, who had just completed its legendary Spring/Summer 1977 tour featuring a batch of new material from “Terrapin Station,” the show also included the Dead family’s New Riders of the Purple Sage and the good-time Southern rock of The Marshall Tucker Band. This tribute extravaganza, The Englishtown Project, will feature healthy “doses” of selections from each band’s sets that day along with other deep cuts from all three bands.
Guitar/Vocals: After decades-long stints with Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Michael has earned nothing less than iconic status as one of the most authentic figures on the blues/jam band scene. Over the years, Michael’s evocative singing, intuitive guitar playing and songwriting skills have earned him a large and loyal following worldwide.
Vocals: New York City-based vocalist Clare Maloney has been hailed for her “golden voice of immense range and depth,” and has delighted audiences around the world with her thoughtful artistry, polished singing and wholehearted performances. Raised on Rock & Roll and trained in Classical Music and Opera, Clare’s musical knowledge and her skillful ability to move between musical genres have established her as a go-to musician. Her interpretations of the Grateful Dead are earning her a steady following on the Jam Band scene.
Guitar/Vocals: Tom is one of the NY area’s most versatile guitarists and also happens to be the foremost disciple of Bob Weir, arguably the best and most unique rhythm guitarist in rock history. In addition to Zen Tricksters, Tom also plays with the unique Dead On Live and Jam Stampede.
Guitar/ Pedal Steel Guitar/Vocals: Kevin has made a name for himself playing pedal steel and guitar around the Tri-State area for many years. When not on board with The Englishtown Project, Kevin can be seen with The Space Bandits and or The Electricix, one of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute jam bands on the scene.
Bass/Vocals: In Klyph, along with Tom Circosta an, the Englishtown Project is fortunate to have these members of the Zen Tricksters, the best and longest running Grateful Dead-centric band in the Northeast. Not only is Klyph an outstanding bassist, he is also an excellent guitarist and one of the most accomplished musicians on the Jam Band scene today.
Fans of the Grateful Dead know what a great drummer Rusell is. He’s been on the Jam Band scene for quite a long time, making him a much sought after drummer. He’s played in The Jeff Mattson Band and The Zen Tricksters. Now you can see him with The Englishtown Project.
Every performance by The Englishtown Project
features one of a handful of master keyboard players such as
Mookie Siegel (Phil & Friends), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh Family Band/Gilmore Project), Mike Katzman (The Electrix), Mark Mercier (Max Creek), Scott Chasolen (The Machine), Jordan Giangreco (The Breakfast/Mystic Dead), John Pittas (Dead on Live) or Mike Borowski (Splintered Sunlight).
Tickets $20 advance, $25 door