Friday, August 12, 2005

Gathering of the Vibes returns for 10th year

From Poughkeepsie Journal:

Gathering of the Vibes returns for 10th year
By John W. Barry
Poughkeepsie Journal

The 10th annual Gathering of the Vibes, three days of jazz, jam bands, rock and soul, kicks off today at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, west of Albany off the New York State Thruway.
Scheduled to perform are the Assembly of Dust, funk and fusion ensemble Deep Banana Blackout and bluegrass legends The Del McCoury Band, among many others. Set to close the Vibes Sunday is the instrumental trio Medeski, Martin & Wood accompanied by jazz guitarist John Scofield, who has performed with Miles Davis.
First staged in the wake of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia's death in August 1995, the Gathering of the Vibes this year will feature a tribute to the man who fronted one of American culture's most iconic and perplexing rock bands.


On Saturday, the Dark Star Orchestra, which recreates Dead concert set lists from particular shows, is set to perform. Also on the bill are former Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay and former Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten.

Headlining tonight is former Dead guitarist Bob Weir and his band, Ratdog.

Visit www.gatheringofthe vibes.com, for information on the festival and tickets, as well as directions and a full list of bands performing.

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