Live Dead ’69 – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – May 10th, 2017

Live Dead '69

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Live Dead '69

Ft. Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead Keyboardist), Mark Karan (Rat Dog, The Other Ones Guitarist), Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship, David Crosby), On the Bus (Dead Tribute)

Wed, May 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Advance $25/ Day of Show $28 + Fees VIP $50 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

7:00pm - VIP Doors, Meet & Greet
7:30pm - GA Doors

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show. Tickets are available at the door unless posted as sold out.

Live Dead '69
Live Dead '69
Marin County, CA (Feb. 14, 2017) —LIVE DEAD 69 has announced inaugural headline concert dates in the Unites States, following their return from a triumphant debut tour in the United Kingdom earlier this month. Comprised of: Tom Constanten, original Grateful Dead pianist who played all the keyboards on theLive Dead recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Deads first ambitious/ experimental studio recordings Anthem of The Sun and Aoxomoxoa, and tours. Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weirs Rat Dog and The Other Ones. Slick Aguilar who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before that. Tony EngLESH Morley, Jefferson Starship bassist ... and Joe Chirco, drummer with Bob Weir, John Kadlecik & David Nelson Band.- have joined for spring headline dates. LIVE DEAD 69 performs the classic Live Dead (recorded in 1969) in its entirety for the first time anywhere ever, a laudable achievement unto itself. Moreover, they are the only touring entity that applies Grateful Deads classic zeitgeist of extemporization and interpretive improvisation beyond an ever expanding repertoire, much of which is created entirely in the moment– without rehearsal or traditional preparation.The players pedigree offers a unique familiarity with Grateful Deads halcyon material, and implies an improvisational prowess beyond anything else in the jam band oeuvre.
Ft. Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead Keyboardist)
Ft. Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead Keyboardist)
Known among friends and colleagues as T.C., Tom Constanten wrote orchestral pieces as a teenager while growing up in Las Vegas and studied astronomy and music at University of California, Berkeley, where he met future Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh in the summer of 1961.
TC made his stage debut with the Dead as their permanent keyboardist on November 23, 1968 at the Memorial Auditorium in Athens, Ohio. He remained with the group for three albums. "It was like a magic carpet ride that was there for me to step on," he says. "I would have been a fool not to." Although Constanten nominally replaced founding keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, the latter musician stayed on with the band as a frontman-percussionist. While he had successfully contributed to their complex experimental music, his instrumental style was then grounded in classical technique and bore little consanguinity with the folk, blues, and country and western stylings that would largely anchor the band's oeuvre throughout the early 1970s. In 1994, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Grateful Dead.
Mark Karan (Rat Dog, The Other Ones Guitarist)
Mark Karan (Rat Dog, The Other Ones Guitarist)
Mark Karan is best known for performing with the extended Grateful Dead family. For the last twelve years, he has anchored the lead guitar slot in Bob Weir & RatDog, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans year-round. Before crossing over into the land of the Dead, Mark worked his guitar and vocal voodoo for the likes of Dave Mason, Delaney Bramlett, the Rembrandts, Paul Carrack, Huey Lewis, Jesse Colin Young and Sophie B. Hawkins.

Mark also tours with an array of amazing musicians on his own, where his soulful blues-based vocal stylings and inspired guitar work meld with the remarkably creative and responsive playing of his friends in a passionate delivery of the psychedelicized sounds of Americana. This is where rock meets R&B and country and mixes with the soul of New Orleans… with healthy portions of reggae, folk, funk and whatever else the muse might bring. In addition to his originals, as well as those of songwriter friends, Mark covers a range of eclectic songs from Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "You Can Stay (But the Noize Must Go)" and Peter Tosh's "Don't Look Back", to the Kinks’ “Lazin’ on a Sunny Afternoon” or Joe Jackson’s “Fools in Love” -- his unique musical taste and song choices are the hallmark of these shows, and always crowd pleasers for his nationwide, loyal fanbase.

Mark’s debut album, “Walk Through the Fire” was released in 2009 to critical acclaim, and features very special guests Delaney Bramlett, Bill Payne, Mike Finnigan, Pete Sears, John Molo, Hutch Hutchinson, The Persuasions, The Rowan Brothers, and many more. He is in demand as both a studio musician and producer, having produced numerous albums for other artists, and recorded or composed a wide variety of music for film, television, and music libraries. His contributions to TV alone can currently be heard on over 15 networks and internationally in over 25 countries.

Mark has toured the world, rocking the Montreaux Jazz Festival, the Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, and the Fuji Rock Festival. He has also headlined Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, the New Orleans JazzFest and many other festivals on the homefront. Mark’s played the Ryman Auditorium, San Francisco’s Fillmore, Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and many other legendary musical venues. His TV appearances include Austin City Limits, VH1 Classic's All Star Jams, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Night with Craig Kilborn, Today Show and Regis & Kathy Lee. Mark has also been showcased in live performances and featured interviews on SiriusXM, in addition to commercial and specialty radio nationwide.

In recent years, Mark has performed live with The Allman Brothers, ALO, Trey Anastasio, Joan Baez, Dickey Betts, Delaney Bramlett, Larry Campbell, Clarence Clemons, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Galactic, Gov’t Mule, Jackie Greene, Sammy Hagar, Levon Helm, Bill Kirchen, Chuck Leavell, Little Feat, moe., New Riders of the Purple Sage, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Popper, String Cheese Incident, Derek Trucks, Narada Michael Walden and others.
Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship, David Crosby)
Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship, David Crosby)
Known among friends and colleagues as T.C., Tom Constanten wrote orchestral pieces as a teenager while growing up in Las Vegas and studied astronomy and music at University of California, Berkeley, where he met future Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh in the summer of 1961. The two became roommates and enrolled in a graduate-level course taught by Italian modernist composer Luciano Berio at Mills College; both composers were also influenced by Gustav Mahler. Constanten studied piano with Mario Feninger. In 1962, he lived in Brusselsand Paris, met Umberto Eco, and studied with Berio, Henri Pousseur, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez on a scholarship.[1][2]After briefly rooming with Lesh in Las Vegas and returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, Constanten performed with an improvisational quintet formed by Steve Reich. The group's unusual style was influenced by both jazz and Stockhausen. In a 1964 performance, the ensemble playedserialism-influenced compositions by both Constanten and Lesh. Although he walked out from the performance, minimalist composer Terry Riley later allowed the ensemble to premiere In C. However, only Reich and one other member of group, saxophonist-composer Jon Gibson, appeared in the seminal performance.[3]TC/ p.2
Faced with the possibility of conscription amid the escalation of the Vietnam War, Constanten enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1965 as a computer programmer. Although the Air Force was deployed in southeast Asia, he was not given a security clearance after divulging his past communist sympathies and remained stationed domestically; while on leave, he experimented with LSD and composed music on military IBMmainframe computers. By 1967, he had been promoted to senior airman(sergeant) and was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas when he first collaborated with the Grateful Dead as a session musician on Anthem of the Sun (1968); Constanten used several compensatory three-day passes to travel to Los Angeles to record with the band. After sitting in with the band during live performances as his schedule permitted, the day after an honorable discharge, TC made his stage debut with the Dead as their permanent keyboardist on November 23, 1968 at the Memorial Auditorium in Athens, Ohio. He remained with the group for three albums and left after the band's infamous New Orleans drug bust following a January 30, 1970 show at the Warehouse. "It was like a magic carpet ride that was there for me to step on," he says. "I would have been a fool not to." Although Constanten nominally replaced founding keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, the latter musician stayed on with the band as a frontman-percussionist; in light of their mutual abstinence from psychedelics, they became "as close as two heterosexual males could be", shared a house in Novato, California, and bunked together while touring. While he had successfully contributed to their complex experimental music, his instrumental style was then grounded in classical technique and bore little consanguinity with the folk, blues, and country and western styling that would largely anchor the band's oeuvre throughout the early 1970s. Also, there was some feeling that he did not fit in with the Dead ethos; for example, he was involved with Scientology throughout his tenure with the band and thus refused to take LSD.[4][5]In 1994, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Grateful Dead.[6] Additionally, he has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and SUNY Buffalo; in 1986, he was artist in residence at Harvard University. In 2002, Tom Constanten stated in an interview: “I know of no path that is better marked than the study of music. Maybe I just think so because it's the path I'm on. There's the old question "How come there's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over." Well, here's an answer. Settle down. Do it right. However long it takes.”Discography •Anthem of the Sun (1968) –Grateful Dead
•Aoxomoxoa (1969) – Grateful Dead •Live/Dead (1969) – Grateful Dead •U (1970) –The Incredible String Band•Zabriskie Point (1970) – various artists •Tarot (1972) – Touchstone •Duino Elegies (1988) –Robert Hunter•Fresh Tracks in Real Time (1989) – Tom Constanten •Alternate Versions (1989) –Henry Kaiser•OutSides (1990) – Tom Constanten •Heart's Desire (1990) – Henry Kaiser •Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Hadyn (1991) – Tom Constanten •Hope You Like Our New Direction (1991) – Henry Kaiser •Nightfall of Diamonds (1992) – Tom Constanten •Morning Dew (1993) – Tom Constanten •Eternity Blue (1994) – Henry Kaiser •Dead Ringers (1994) – Dead Ringers •Embryonic Journey (1994) –Jorma Kaukonen and Tom Constanten •Grayfolded (1994) – Grateful Dead •Live in Concert at the Piano (1996) – Tom Constanten •Blues For Allah Project (1996) – Joe Gallant and Illuminati •Sonic Roar Shock (1997) –Dose Hermanos•Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69 (1997) – Grateful Dead •Fallout from the Phil Zone (1997) – Grateful Dead •Live from California (1998) –Dose Hermanos •Shadow of the Invisible Man (DVD, 1999) –Dose Hermanos•Grateful Dreams (2000)– Tom Constanten •Search for Intelligent Life (2000) –Dose Hermanos•Dick's Picks Volume 16 (2000) – Grateful Dead •88 Keys to Tomorrow (2002) – Tom Constanten •Dick's Picks Volume 26 (2002) – Grateful Dead •Bright Shadows (2004) –Dose Hermanos•Jan 29, 2004, Charlotte, NC (2004) –Dark Star Orchestra•The Complete Fillmore West 1969 (2005) - Grateful Dead •Fillmore West 1969 (2005) - Grateful Dead •Moved to Stanleyville (2006) – Tom Constanten and Ken Foust •Deep Expressions, Longtime Known (2006) – Tom Constanten
On the Bus (Dead Tribute)
On the Bus (Dead Tribute)
On the Bus is the premier Grateful Dead tribute band in the Washington DC area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe and experience of a Dead show. On The Bus is not just a tribute to the Dead, but to the entire community that spawned a multi-generational genre that artfully blends the essential elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and gospel.
Founded in 2002, On The Bus has performed with John Kadlecik, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Moonalice, Cornmeal, Ekoostic Hookah, and many other talented musicians and bands.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/