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Melvin Seals

Melvin Seals

Oct 28th 2017 @ Salvage Station

Asheville, NC
I Was There
About Melvin Seals
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin sp...
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Saturday, October 28th, 2017
4:00 AM
Salvage Station
468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801
*21+ Only | $25 ADV / $25 DOSOpener at 9pmHeadliner: Melvin Seals & JGB
MELVIN SEALS & JGB
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean's savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!
MELVIN SEALS & JGB:
Melvin Seals - Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards & Vocals Zach Nugent - Electric Guitar & Lead Vocals John Paul McLean - Bass Pete Lavezzoli - Drums Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker - Backup Vocals
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About Melvin Seals
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin sp...
Read More
Fan Live Reviews
First set was a little slow. But after set break, JGB took it to the house! Amazing! Danced my ass off! Definitely will see again!!
Juan Carlos
Mill Valley, CA@
Sweetwater Music Hall
February 25th 2018
The venue was super and intimate. The staff were very friendly, especially Stacy, and the vibe was all smiles. Melvin Seals rocked it! Overall it was a great great show and the bouncer even hooked us up with a poster to take home
Barbara
Denver, CO@
Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple
February 13th 2018
Excellent, they played all for which I had hoped and pulled out some surprises, too.