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The Acoustic Side of Jerry Garcia

With jamming instrumentals and soaring harmonies, Painted Mandolin is an upbeat and energetic show that explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia all the way from his early Jug Band days, to Old And In the Way, through the Grateful Dead’s ‘Reckoning period, to the Garcia/Grisman band. This musical treat features Joe Craven (Mandolin/Violin/Percussion) a former member of the Garcia/Grisman Band from 1991-1994 and a member of The David Grisman Quintet from 1989-2004; Matt Hartle (Lead Guitar/Banjotar) from Spirit of 76, The China Cats, and Shady Groove; Larry Graff (Rhythm Guitar), better known as the talented Airy Larry from Slugs N' Roses and the Banana Slug String Band; and last but not least, Roger Sideman (Bass) from The China Cats. Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven is no stranger to the stages of the Oaksong Music Society. In 2017, he got the audience up and dancing with his high-energy “no genre left behind” trio, Joe Craven and the Sometimers In 2014, he did the same with the Afro-Rhythm world beat sounds of Mamajowali. In 2011, he wowed the audience at Bernie’s Guitar with a rare appearance with blues phenom David Jacobs-Strain. Joe Craven is an award-winning creativity educator, former museum curator, actor, music festival emcee, Director of RiverTunes Music Camp, a Co-Director for the Wintergrass Youth Academy. Joe Craven’s love of performing music has put him in many musical genres and alongside many musicians, from jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, to Jerry Garcia, David Lindley, Howard Levy, Jason Marsalis and fusion banjoist Alison Brown and groups such as Psychograss and The Horseflies. For 17 years, he was percussionist and violinist for mandolinist David Grisman. “Joe Craven is Magical!” - San Francisco Chronicle Tickets are available at The Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding. Call (530) 223-2040 for info and tickets. Or online at

Date & Time

March 16, 2018

8:00PM - 10:30PM

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General admission, $25 - Students, $10 (18 and under, valid student ID required)

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