The Garcia Project

November 10, 2017 - 9:00pm



On Friday, November 10, the Community Center for the Performing Arts, PharmFresh Flowers and KRVM’s Short Strange Trip proudly welcome The Garcia Project to the WOW Hall.

On a West Coast Tour and making their WOW Hall debut, the Garcia Project’s performances are full recreations of classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995.  More than just a Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Cover Band, using thoughtful arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and their fans through the years.

For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers.

The Garcia Project has received rave reviews from the press and from fans. Touring across the country, The Garcia Project has made many fans extremely happy.

The Garcia Project is THE Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band – and it’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.

“The Garcia Project was on point with the whole experience and it didn’t seem like a cover band more like a mirrored band…they are just as real as the Jerry Garcia Band. “ – Buffalo FM Review

Meet the band:

Mik Bondy - Guitar & Vocals

Mik Bondy fills the “Jerry” role with modesty and an understanding that no one can replace Jerry – but that we all together can rejoice in his music.  Mik has constructed two tribute guitars and a recreation of Jerry’s actual guitar amps, effects and speakers.  Mik loves to jam. He led and played with his band “Tapestry” for over twenty years.  A long time Jerry-head, Mik enjoyed the last few years of Jerry’s life following the Jerry Garcia Band around whenever he could.  Mik has guested on guitar and vocals with Melvin Seals and JGB.

Kat Walkerson – Vocals

Kat Walkerson adds heartfelt and soulful female vocals to the mix.  She brings an awesome energy to the project and you can feel her love for this music though her singing.  She exudes positive vibes and her smiles are a testament to her appreciation of the music.  Kat has performed as vocalist for Melvin Seals and JGB and has been a guest vocalist with Dark Star Orchestra.

Dan F Crea – Bass

Dan brings a background in academic music theory, jazz, rock, and playing old and new country in smokey roadhouses across the upper Midwest as well as a thorough study of both John Kahn and Phil Lesh.  He uses two customized Fender Precisions like Kahn used from ’74 to ’81, with Fender necks, Warmoth bodies, LaBella flatwound strings, and EMG electronics with a modified Steinberger Sprit with full EMG system and Steinberger flatwounds for the late 80’s early 90’s shows.  With the Acoustically Speaking Trio he uses a Palatino electric upright bass.

Freeman White – Keys

Freeman came from a musical family, and began his musical journeys at the age of 4, with private instruction that lasted well into aduldthood. He started playing professionally at the age of 15. His years of playing have taken him around the world, and have given him the opportunity to share the stage with some of his musical idols. His love of vintage equipment makes for an authentic, warm addition to the band’s sound. Vocally, he adds the “top” end to any arranagement, or “drives the bus” with powerful, heartfelt leads.

Bobby Belanger – Drums

Bobby is a solid and tight drummer that can bring the music down to whisper and back up with a roar. Bobby excels in the 70’s era JGB stylings as well as the later eras.

Guests of The Garcia Project have included: Lisa Mackey (Dark Star Orchestra), Tom Circosta (The Zen Tricksters), Klyph Black (The Zen Tricksters), Melvin Seals (The Jerry Garcia Band) and Tom Constanten (The Grateful Dead).

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.

PS - Zane Kesey and the Pranksters would like to make this a party.

Door Time: 
November 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show