Legendary Hammond B-3 wizard of Grateful Dead fame and Melvin Seals will perform at the River Ranch Lodge on the outdoor patio on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Seals has done it again. He is introducing his new band along with a new CD release entitled, “Melvin Seals’ Melting Pot.”
Seals is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile that lights up the room.
Seals spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music.”
Current projects include Merle Saunders and Melvin Seals Live on Tour, JGB Keepers of the Flame, Melvin Seals Melting Pot and The Mix.
The best is yet to come. From blues to funk to rock to bluegrass, The Mix serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Each member of this powerhouse lineup brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table.
With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and a serving of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries.
The band’s chemistry is the focus from which it creates a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. It offers an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling for several hours. Seals is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.
The band’s performances are a must see, must feel experience. Its music is guaranteed to get into your soul and raise your spirit and get people grooving.
The River Ranch is located on Highway 89, just three miles north of Tahoe City. It is a 21 and over venue with full bar and fine dining.
Advanced tickets are $22 and available at the River Ranch and $25 the day of the show.
For more information call Renegade Productions 775-337-8344 or 530-583-4264.