The Grass is Dead w/ Rev Jeff Mosier and David Gans

The Grass is Dead w/ Rev Jeff Mosier and David Gans

Rev Jeff Mosier, David Gans

Sat, May 5, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$12 ADV, $15 DOS

The Grass is Dead
The Grass is Dead
The Grass Is Dead Performs Bluegrass Versions of the Grateful Dead & Related Music Since 1998
Rev Jeff Mosier
Rev Jeff Mosier
Scrugg’s-style banjo picker "The Rev" Jeff Mosier, one of the earliest music pioneers who merged bluegrass instruments and traditional tunes with the magnetic energy of rock and roll, founded the jamgrass band Blueground Undergrass (BGUG) in 1998 after years of crafting his banjo skills in various bands, playing everything from bluegrass with his brother Johnny (Good Medicine) to experimental rock (Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit) to jazz-fusion (The Ear Reverents). Blueground Undergrass, the band he fronted for more than a decade, recorded four albums and built a sizable national following by combining bluegrass purism with a jam band sensibility. Later, as the jamband scene became more jam-tronica and less roots-driven, he formed a more song-driven rock/bluegrass ensemble, The Mosier Brothers band, that performed at festivals, theaters, and private events throughout the region. His solo performances further showcase his outstanding vocals, banjo picking, and songwriting mingled with both amusing and poignant storytelling known to evoke both laughter and tears. Currently, in addition to performing solo and with various other artists, he can be found in the recording studio or on the set hosting his most recent video project, “The Search for the Southern Sound”.

Mosier draws from a variety of influences ranging from bluegrass and jazz to psychedelic folk-rock and alt-country. Having shared the stage with such legends as Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, Col. Bruce Hampton, Phish, Leftover Salmon, and Widespread Panic, Mosier has always been a versatile artist who is as comfortable performing on a stage full of musicians as he is playing solo. His superb vocal mastery and unique banjo picking combine to deliver a special experience highlighting his original tunes as well as some familiar traditionals and lesser known covers. Whether traveling through acoustic ballads, thought-provoking and humorous banter, or high-energy bluegrass, each Jeff Mosier show is a musical journey sending the listener on an enjoyable foot-tapping jaunt out on the road and back home again.

"Perhaps no guest artist has had as great an influence on the band's music as the Rev. Jeff Mosier..." -- The Phish Companion
David Gans
David Gans
A David Gans "solo electric" performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match - it's never the same show twice, but it's always worth a listen.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org