David Kemper Returns to the JGB
David Kemper played drums with keyboardist Melvin Seals in the Jerry Garcia Band from 1983 through 1993. Following his tenure with the JGB, Kemper returned to session work, including an extensive run with Bob Dylan from 1996-2001 (both on the road and on studio recordings like 1997s Time Out of Mind and 2001s Love & Theft). Seals continued to tour after Garcias death, leading a new version of the JGB. Now, Kempers career will come full circle when the drummer replaces Sam Howard in the current incarnation of the JGB. The latest version of JGB features
Seals, bassist Martin Holland, singers Judith Coleman and Mary Holland and guitarist
Stu Allen. The JGB will perform next at Minneapolis, MNs Trocaderos Nightclub on August 2. The group will also appear at Black River Falls, WIs Grateful Garcia Gathering from August 3-4 and San Franciscos Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre on August 5 as part of Jerry Day. Looking ahead the group will celebrate New Years eve at Big Sky, MTs at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, MT.