at The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm
Melvin Seals, most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band, has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years, helping to 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.
Melvin Seals and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean's savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of Seal's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Sunshine Becker and Lady Chi on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling for hours.
The band consists of: Melvin Seals (Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards and Vocals), Zach Nugent (Electric Guitar and Lead Vocals), John Paul McLean (Bass), Pete Lavezzoli (Drums), Sunshine Becker (Backup Vocals) and Lady Chi (Backup Vocals)
Please note: If you will be taping the show, there is a designated "Taper Section." Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve please call BTG's box office at 413-997-4444. Not available online.
In general, photography and videography for Melvin Seals and JGB is encouraged in all sections of the theatre.