Originating in New England in 1971, Max Creek holds old-school jamband cred as being one of the original purveyors of the genre.
How Long is an unassuming gem that reveals a sincere and talented musician and songwriter finding a sweet spot with a killer band.
Stephen Inglis manages to find open space in the sometimes crowded field of Grateful Dead tributes. On Cut the Dead Some Slack, the Honolulu-based troubadour (with vocal harmony assistance from radio host and musician David Gans) offers a pleasing array of acoustic-based Grateful Dead covers.
The audience danced, sang and grooved to the consistently inspired sound of the tight four-piece, which included Jay Lane on drums and Wavy Dave Burlingame on bass. It was a magical evening that demonstrated the power of live music performed by a talented band in a relaxed setting.
New releases by MiZ and Boris Garcia keep the dream alive . . .