Bear Tread & Bathtub Gin - A Phish Tribute

Bear Tread

Bear Tread, led by Dave Hebert of JGB and Greg Koerner of DSO and Gent Treadly, is a force to be reckoned with. Creating original music in the tradition of The Grateful Dead, Bear Tread have toured extensively over the past year in the Northeast and ventured as far as Hawaii, California, Colorado and the Virgin Islands in pursuit of the ultimate groove. The band is rounded out by the cream of the jam crop and Bear Tread's new eponymous recording will be released this Summer, coinciding with their return to Garcia's at The Capitol Theater on July 7!

Bathtub Gin - A Phish Tribute

A tribute band based out of Long Island, heavily focused on improvisation and performing the works of the band Phish. They’ve been known to throw in a few Grateful Dead tunes from time to time for people who appreciate those “other ones.” BATHTUB GIN is:

Jim Swatko – Guitar and Vocals Mitch Marcus – Keyboards and Vocals Matt Lasurdo – Bass and Vocals Daniel Spampinato – Drums and Vocals

BATHTUB GIN (BtG) got its first spark of life when in 1993 Jim Swatko was in a Grateful Dead cover band. On this Wetlands Preserve set list were the Phish tunes “Mike’s Song” and “Weekapaug Groove.” Impressed by the quality of the music, Jim became a fan of Phish, and began listening to and learning their catalogue. The band first took shape in 1997 This incarnation of BtG lasted around five years and played over 75 gigs throughout the tri-state area, including more performances at the Wetlands. They got as far north as Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT where they played to a packed house.

After taking a hiatus, in June of 2013, BATHTUB GIN was back in business. Daniel Spampinato joined late in 2015 with a really eclectic mix of musical roots, but most importantly, a great love and knowledge of the Phish repertoire. Mitch Marcus joined us in Oct. of 2017 and as an accomplished musician, has filled the roll on keys and vocals. He also brings to the table some awesome sax skills, so keep an eye on him as we progress. Matt Lasurdo joined the band in June 2018 and filled the need for a bass guitarist. Matt brings years of melodic and jam experience, as well as strong vocal capabilities to the BtG mix. BTW, if you don’t know the origins of the name BtG, you’re probably not yet a FAN of PHISH. But that’s OK, we’ll help get you there...




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