GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND TRIBUTE : THE BROTHERS
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
at LIMELIGHT EVENTPLEX
8102 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 309-693-1234
Showtime : 8 p.m.
All Ages - Tickets : $12
This concert will be featuring a very cool psychedelic light show and video screen with liquid lights.
THE SCHWAG is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States in their career so far. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For four years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band). The Schwag has opened for many noteable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead.
BAND WEBSITE : http://www.theschwag.com/
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“THE BROTHERS” are a 7 piece group of seasoned musicians dedicated to preserving the sound and experience of THE ALLMAN BROTHER’S BAND. Formed in 2011, the group has played venues ranging from Chicago’s House of Blues to the most recent Phases of the Moon Concert in Danville Ill. Their first concert was the entire Allman Brothers “1971 Live at the Fillmore” performed at The Pageant in St. Louis and are contiunally adding more and more songs to the repretoire. The Brothers lead singer Danny Liston and his group Mama’s Pride was at one time the back-up band for Gregg Allman in the 70’s. Additional members Steve Pecaro, Harold Draper, James Comparato, Dickie Steltenpohl, James Jackson and Don Drewitt have also worked, toured or recorded with such notables as Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Charlie Daniels, Loggins & Messina, Steven Stills, Ahmet Ertugen, Jim Gaines, Pete Mayer, Uncle Tupelo, The Guess Who, PM, Johnathon Butler, Kenny Aronoff, Toby Myers, Kim Massey, Anita Jackson, American Dollar, Phil Driscoll and the list goes on......
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