As 2018 winds to a close, we're getting ready to return to the Fillmore Auditorium for the Annual Rex Foundation Celebration on December 1. We're especially excited with this year's musical roster: the great Melvin Seals and JGB, with special guest Dave Ellis on sax, plus One Big Guitar, featuring our dear friend Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz and his two compadres Scott Law and Bo Carper.
Melvin Seals needs no introduction, as his 18 years of working with Jerry Garcia made an indelible impression on all of us. His soulful playing on his B-3 added so much to those tunes, and since Jerry's passing, JGB has evolved into today's foremost interpreter of his solo material.
Much of this renown is due to the stellar guitar work of Zach Nugent, who emerged not long ago from the wilds of Burlington, Vermont. Playing with Melvin and JGB for the past three years has solidified his reputation as one of the top interpreters of the Jerry songbook. Zach brings a brilliance and tone to his playing that will take you back to a place we all remember well.
The band also features John Paul McLean on bass, Pete Lavezzoli on drums, and backup vocalists Sunshine Becker and Lady Chi. When they come together, JGB is much more than the sum of its parts, bringing a mighty, soulful sound that would make Jerry proud! We are thrilled to have Melvin and JGB join us for a rockin’ night of Jerry tunes.
Also joining us for this awesome evening is One Big Guitar, made up of Scott Law, Bo Carper and Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz. They play a captivating mix of rootsy country blues anthems and homespun originals. Longtime friends and accomplished guitarists, they showcase their individual musical gifts in a trio that exudes authenticity, synergy and personality. All three of these players are mainstays on the Bay Area music scene and it is a rare treat to have them appearing together. Watch this and you'll agree!