Based in Portland, Oregon, the Garcia Birthday band is a team of veteran musicians celebrating and interpreting the vast repertoire of The Grateful Dead and the late Jerry Garcia. Also known as GBB, the musicians are more than just your usual tribute band. Drawing from years of both shared and individual experience, Garcia Birthday Band can transform and craft tunes from The Grateful Dead and the late Jerry Garcia into something original and fresh. Fine harmonies, solid chops, and tight arrangements all contribute to GBB’s music travels and explorations of probably the most diverse and greatest songbooks of all time.
Garcia Birthday Band is best known for raising the roof and keeping the dance floor shaking, rocking, and hopping. The band’s fanbase has rapidly increased over the years, with many fans describing Garcia Birthday Band’S good vibes and community spirit as very contagious. Music enthusiasts of different tastes find the band’s extensive playlist delightful. Garcia Birthday Band’s playlist includes classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Cliff, James Brown, The Meters, Dr. John, Traffic, Otis Redding, Buddy Holly, Neville Brothers, Peter Tosh, Merle Haggard Phish, Bruce Cockburn, Rev. Gary Davis, and Warren Zevon among others. If your taste in music ranges from Americana, folk, bluegrass, RnB, country, or rock-and-roll, you will love the Garcia Birthday Band. Being a Deadhead is no requirement.
With artists hailing from the likes of Ike Willis Band, Buds of May, Nine Days Wonder, Cubensis, Kingfish, David Nelson Band, LOOS3, Brothers Jam, and New Riders of the Purple Sage, Garcia Birthday Band promises nothing short of a delightful musical adventure. No two shows by Garcia Birthday Band are the same. The band always tries to bring a true-to-life classic vibe to each and every show they perform. The band members include Edward Connel on vocals and keyboards; Joe Patterson on Vocals, keyboards, and fiddle; Justin Pacuska on vocals and guitar; Scot Gillan on vocals and bass; Arthur Steinhorn on percussion and drums; and Jon Sokol on vocals and guitar.