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Published: 2012/08/22

Very Jerry II – All-Star Tribute to Garcia & Benefit for Ashkenaz

A number of Bay Area musicians and extended Grateful Dead family members will participate in Very Jerry II – All-Star Tribute to Garcia & Benefit for Ashkenaz this evening. The show will take place at Berkeley, CA’s Ashkenaz and serve as a benefit for the club. Beginning with a salute to Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday in May 2011, local musicians have generously donated their time and talents in a creative and inspiring series of tributes, every couple of months honoring a different music great and supporting the nonprofit local institution that is Ashkenaz.

The evening’s house band will feature RatDog’s Robin Sylvester (bass), Peter Lavezzoli (drums & vocals), Jordan Feinstein (keyboards), Suzy Thompson (fiddle & vocals), Eric Thompson (guitar & mandolin), Adam Perry (drums) and Pat Campbell (bass).

In addition, David Nelson, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Henry Kaiser, former JGB guitarist Stu Allen, Lebo (Dan Lebowitz of ALO), Garrin Benfield, David Gans, Pat Nevins, David Thom, Jeff Pehrson, Sunshine Becker, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Mookie Siegel, Joe Balestreri, Scott Cooper, Jim Lewin, Fiddle Dave Muhlethaler, THUGZ, Liquid Sun Day and others will participate in the event.

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