Saratoga veterans, HalfStep will be performing a Thursday night residency at Putnam Den thru the end of Track Season (with the exception of August 14). The shows are free so come on down join the fun!
Formed in 1991 by Juan and Michelle Calzada, Half Step has evolved into Juan Calzada on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Bob Peck on vocals and bass, David Lawson on vocals and lead guitar, and Robin Barkenhagen on drums. The group, drawing on musical influences from the Allman Bros., Bob Dylan, Santana, Pink Floyd, and The Grateful Dead, is an ever growing presence on the East Coast with a strong and loyal following.
Tickets: FREE!! ($5 if under 21)
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin 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”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
Opening the show will be Acoustically Speaking featuring Mik and Kat from The Garcia Project, as well Gubbulidis. Featuring Zdenek Gubb and Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle, Gubbulidis will be performing at Putnam Den every Wednesday during Track Season.
Burlington guitarist, Seth Yacovone, brings his blues/jam/rock power trio to Putnam Den tonight for a FREE SHOW. You may recognize Seth from his appearances at Putnam Den w/ Dead Sessions the past couple years and those of you who were seeing Phish back in the 90′s may remember seeing him sit in with them in Worcester (at the age of 17) for a rippin’ rendition of Derek & The Dominos’ “Layla”.
This is going to be a good one so make sure you come down to The Den tonight as we continue to celebrate opening weekend. Also, if you need any more reason to come down, we will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Umphrey’s McGee at Saranac Brewery on August 3.
Tickets: FREE SHOW!! ($5 if under 21)