When I was a kid, Sunshine Daydream in Terra Alta, WV was like a dream, and I always wanted to play music there. I’ve had the pleasure now of playing down there a few times, making my dreams come true! Come join us again for the 33rd annual JGarcia Birthday Bash!
I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be an Artist at Large at the first Karnival of the Arts Fest this year! Located just south of beautiful Jim Thorpe, PA, the Ukrainian Homestead will be home to a collective of artists, musicians, and carnival-goers over Labor Day weekend. Peace of Mind Fest, our favorite festival of the summer, is usually held this weekend but will be taking the year off; so POM crew, come over and join the Karnival! It’s a wicked lineup, so don’t miss!
Check out a new project I’m involved in—we will be playing originals and tasteful covers, all to a visual backdrop that is bound to astound!
Come out to Draught Works in Missoula for some delicious brews and tunes from 6-8!
“Established in 2011, Draught Works Brewery was founded on the philosophy of building better beers. This industrial spirit has driven our team to turn out clean, traditional ales and lagers, unique American sours, as well as a wide range of experimental styles. Just as draught beer is the epitome of fresh beer, the whole Draught Works crew works diligently to guarantee only the highest-quality product makes its way to you, one that reflects our passion for excellence and the spirit of hard work.”
Come help me kick off my winter tour of the West!
“The Murray Bar is a popular spot for locals, visiting celebrities, and travelers. A friendly bar staff, reasonable drink prices, 16 beers on tap, and fantastic food menus served up by the Second Street Bistro, Gil’s Goods & Cluck; make The Murray Bar a full-service establishment that delivers a one-of-a-kind experience.
For over 100 years, The Murray Bar has remained the mainstay of the downtown Livingston bar scene. With live music and an authentic atmosphere, bands from all over the country have made The Murray Bar the epicenter for music in southwest Montana.”
I’ll be headlining with a couple of local bands TBA for my first visit to Iowa City’s premier live music venue!
“Located in a historic building in downtown Iowa City, Yacht Club is the venue for live and local entertainment. With our sister bar, Studio 13, you get two distinct levels of entertainment every night. Quality craft cocktails, the best whiskey selection in Iowa City, fabulous small plate food & the best local entertainers. Stop in today for something unique in downtown Iowa City. “
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be supporting the John Ferrara/Seth Moutal Duo once again! It’s looking to be an exciting evening of music; I’ll be starting and finishing the night with sets from Time Relapse and the JF/SM Duo in between. For those of you who don’t know him, John Ferrara is the bassist from the trio Consider the Source, and he is honestly one of the best bassists in the world. You won’t want to miss this stop on the tour!
I'll be joining my long-time musical friend Brian Davis for the YMCA of Greater Harrisburg's Fall Fest, located at Camp Reily.
This gathering is held by the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg’s Junior Board to raise funds for and provide community awareness of Camp Reily, an authentic summer day camp experience for children ages 6 through 12. Come out to the camp for a fun evening of beer tastings, great food and live entertainment!
Purchase tickets today! http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4etzgluab&oeidk=a07eflqczdm18ac0a90
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, click here: http://www.ywcahbg.org/sites/default/files/manager/2018%20Fall%20Fest%20Sponsor%20Levels%20and%20Form_3.pdf
Come out to the Gage Mansion for Huntingdon's May Art Walk on Thursday, May 17 to catch some local tunes!
When the chap who does booking for Great Burn was checking out my website, which is linked with my farm site, he happened to see a picture of a family friend! Turns out he's originally from Huntingdon! Small world, indeed. Seems like a good match--come support local brews and a traveling musician on Saturday, Jan. 20th at the Great Burn Brewing Company in Missoula, MT!
On Friday Nov. 3rd, I will have the pleasure of playing with an amazing Jazz/Blues/Polyrhythmic improv band from Ohio. I met these guys last year at the Will's Mountain Festival, and they graciously invited me up on stage to perform with them. What transpired was magic, and this summer I had the pleasure again of sitting in with them at their hometown spot. Here the favor is returned, as I have invited them to our favorite place for brews, tunes, and good food: Boxer's Cafe. Expect a captivating show that will never be played again--every show is different and unplanned. Drumplay is celebrating 25 years of making music, so don't miss these masters of improvisation!
Drumplay consists of J. Scott Franklin (trumpet, flugelhorn, lead vocals), George Lee (acoustic bass, whistling, vocals), James Onysko (djembe, bongos, bells, conch shells), and John Stebal (drum kit). Drumplay music will be featured in a soon-to-be-released film starring Lindsay Lohan called The Shadow Within.
Gabe and I return for our 6th year at Peace of Mind Fest with a late-night spot on Saturday. We were made for the wee hours, as we shine our brightest in the dark--don't miss a blistering-yet-hypnotic performance at one of our absolute favorite festivals. More info to come as the date approaches!
I met these guys last year at the Will's Mountain Festival, and they graciously asked me to sit in. What ensued was beautiful improvisation, as the accomplished members of Drumplay made me feel right at home. This Saturday I will be joining them at the Sandy Chanty in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Come join if you're in the area!
The Circle in Hanover has consistently been one of our favorite shows to play. Some pub shows make a performer feel like you're just background music, but not here. People are there for the music...and the wicked beer selection. We've become friends with much of the Circle crew, so it's a reunion every time we play there. Looking forward to it!
Come out to the Gage Mansion for Huntingdon's July Art Walk to catch some local tunes!
It's The Nick Miller Project night at the Concerts on the Quad. Huntingdon's own Nick Miller will bring his musical talent as the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series.
Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts.
These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.