Painted Mandolin and Achilles Wheel

Painted Mandolin

Dynamic, High Energy Acoustic Journey thru Jerry Garcia’s repertoire, with original arrangements and surprising twists and turns, with jams that rise up your spine. Painted Mandolin keeps you on your toes, and heels, and Soul…dancing all the way thru this music, that we Love.

Painted Mandolin is:

Joe Craven: Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals and Percussion. Joe was a member of the Garcia/Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet, from 1989-2004. Multi-instrumentalist, Story Teller, consummate side man, band leader,Festival MC and fashion guru, Joe has been around the block….Twice!

Larry Graff: Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals. Larry is the founding member of the World famous Banana Slug String Band, for 32 years the Slugs have toured North America, bringing Eco-Science to kids and families. Larry, a Deadhead for 40 years, brings experience, knowledge, passion, energy and Love to the Stage, Everytime!

Matt Hartle: Guitar, Banjotar, and Vocals. Matt is Leader and Lead guitarist in at least 5 Grateful Dead Bands! His emotive and skillful playing, leaves audiences dancing, gasping, and wondering where he is playing next! He has performed in Hundreds of Grateful Dead inspired shows in the last 15 years!

Roger Sideman: Standup and Electric Bass. Roger has played numerous Dead inspired shows, with the Chinacats, Sprit of 76, and Stu Allen and Mars Hotel. He is also part of Jewish Jam Band, Shamati

Achilles Wheel

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California.

The fiery epicenter of Achilles Wheel’s sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals. Their debut CD, ’13 Hours’ was recorded at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City in, well…13 hours, since the band believes so strongly in the chemistry of it’s live performances. AW’s follow up to 13 hours will be out this winter since the groups songwriters, Paul, Jonny and Shelby have been busy and inspired by this new project, and the bands live shows feature a lot of fresh new material.

And as original songs go, Achilles Wheel’s are some of the most accessible around and will stay with you long after the excitement of the show is over. These writers have been acknowledged by many of the biggest music festivals in the country including Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mtn. Folk. Most recently Achilles Wheel was a finalist with their song ‘Got A Tattoo’ in the ‘Race to TRI’ song contest, which many on the West Coast will recognize as a premier audio/video production studio run by Bob Weir.

So if you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.

$17 Advance/ $22 Day of Show (plus fees)

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