Splintered Sunlight- Grateful Dead Tribute

Formed in 1992, Splintered Sunlight quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area, gaining praise from Dead Heads and Non Heads alike. Since that time, Splintered Sunlight has become a permanent fixture for music in the mid-Atlantic region.

Splintered Sunlight has a play list of well over two hundred songs, spanning the thirty year career of The Grateful Dead (as well as numerous other classic rock songs) from which it skillfully crafts each shows set list, carefully endeavoring to not repeat songs - let alone set lists-in the same or even nearby venues. Splintered Sunlight and its members have performed with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, as well as former Grateful Dead members, Donna Jean Godcheaux; and pianist Tom Constanten. They have also performed with longtime Grateful Dead collaborator Merle Saunders and Jimmy Herring, recent guitarist for The Dead. In addition, Splintered has shared the stage with many notable Dead related acts including Kingfish, Jorma Kaukonen and Jefferson Starship, among others.

Karmic Repair Company

John Lennon warned us: "Instant karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head." If you're looking to avoid that kind of karmic comeuppance, look no further than the Karmic Repair Company. Think of them as the contractor who can fix you up a feel-good, hip-shaking, classic-rock dance party. And that can come in handy when the weekend rolls around.

The Karmic Repair Company is a trio, and right away you notice their impressive instrumental chops. You might be thinking about outfits like Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the James Gang. Sure, you'll hear all of those influences in KRC's live shows, but there's more to The Karmic Repair Company than that. The band is Graham Ford on lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica, dobro and cigar box; Eric Worthington on lead vocals, bass, keyboards and melodica; and Andy Haley on drums and percussion. The variety of instruments and buoyant vocals give The Karmic Repair Company a range of musical colors and textures to work with that surpasses the power trio palette---they're equally adept at bluegrass, reggae, pop-rock, dance-rock, blues, progressive rock, jam-band music…you name it.

The Karmic Repair Company plays a lot of songs you know and love, from the catalogs of the trios named above to the Beatles and Stones; the Talking Heads and Santana; Elvis Costello and Tom Petty; Paul Simon and the Grateful Dead; the Who and Led Zeppelin; Rod Stewart and Frank Zappa; but always putting their own stamp on everything they tackle. They also play some songs you won't recognize; songs that just may end up being your favorites from their shows. Those would be their original compositions---catchy, melodic and danceable.

The Karmic Repair Company is a brand new band with a vintage sound and loads of experience. Graham Ford and Eric Worthington have been playing together in bands like Four Track Mind, Wooden Nickel, Innergroove, Barleyjuice and Otto's Jacket for over two decades, and they have forged a musical chemistry that approaches telepathy. Ford has performed with jam-band stars Chuck Garvey, Rob Derhak and Jim Loughlin from moe. at the TLA in Philadelphia.

Andy Haley saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan when he was 12, and gave up violin, piano, trumpet, flamenco guitar and cello lessons, got a drum kit, and never looked back. He has been laying down a rock-steady yet nuanced beat in dozens of bands since the 1970s, including the Rhythm Masters, Blue Eyes featuring Bobby Lenti, the Tony Vegas Group, Jimmy Thackery, the Dukes of Destiny, Jacques Johnson and Friends, The Sister Blue Band, Crosstown Traffic, Live at the Fillmore and the Georgie Bonds Band, among many, many others.

If you get a chance to see Karmic Repair Company, don't pass it up---everybody can use a little extra good karma. And just so you'll know, the people who see this band tend to keep coming back for more.



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Splintered Sunlight- Grateful Dead Tribute with Karmic Repair Company

Thursday, November 7 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM at The Ardmore Music Hall