Bill Kreutzmann, Melvin Seals and More to Appear on New Cast of Clowns Release
The Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist Melvin Seals and Zero drummer Greg Anton are among the acts slated to appear on the new Cast of Clowns album Have a Heart. The album was recorded live at the Oregon Country Fair and also features appearances by Bonnie Raitt’s Hutch Hutchinson and Crosby, Stills and Nash’s Jeff Pevar.
Cast of Clowns is the musical vehicle for Hawaiian musician Craig Wright. Anton performs as Wright’s steady drummer, and Robert Hunter has penned some original lyrics for the band. Furthering the Dead connection, the album’s cover art was created by San Francisco psychedelic art pioneer Stanley Mouse. In addition to a set of originals, Have a Heart also includes the Anton/Hunter song “End of the World Blues” and a Merl Saunders instrumental.