Jerry's Middle Finger + XTRA TICKET

Jerry's Middle Finger + XTRA TICKET

Sat, December 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 advanced / $18 at door

This event is 21 and over

Jerry's Middle Finger
Jerry's Middle Finger
Jerry's Middle Finger (JMF), a Los Angeles based band, performs and celebrates the music of The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB)... and is taking the west by storm.
With some of the strongest and most seasoned players and vocalists in the SoCal jam band community on their roster, they have been playing consistently to large audiences all over California, packing venues and getting rave reviews.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Garrett Deloian has toured the world on the blues circuit, but in JMF truly shines and and is able to explore his passion and lifelong love for the work of Jerry Garcia. His guitar tone has been hailed by many of his musical peers, along with Jerry fans around the country, as one of the best “Jerry tones” in the jam band scene today.
JMF’s rhythm section, with original JMF drummer Rodney Newman and bassist Son Vo (of Mother Jones and Freshly Baked), consistently locks in on the perfect grooves, dropping the band into strong, unrelenting pockets. The foundation they set for the songs pulls audiences onto their feet, energizing them to get up and move.
JMF has two outstanding powerhouse vocalists- Halina Janusz (of Mother Jones and Sugar Mountain) and Lisa Malsberger (of Grampa's Grass and The Rumrunners). Their smooth, rich vocal tones and soaring, stellar harmonies place JMF in a category all their own.
Jon Gold (Cryptical Development, Remnants of Eden) rounds out this awesome line up with some of the sweetest, funkiest, piano and "take me ta church!" organ accompaniment and solos you've heard. He manages to masterfully capture the tones of every era of JGB from Keith Godchaux to Melvin Seals.
Together, this JMF line-up has been thrilling audiences all over the west coast with their authentic and passionate tribute to the fantastic music of the Jerry Garcia Band, keeping alive a concert experience that fans hope will last forever.
Xtra Ticket, Arizona's premier Grateful Dead tribute was formed in the summer of 1994 by Evan Jones and Don Young and quickly gained a loyal following. In 1999, Young left the band and Dave Hebert stepped in as lead guitarist and vocalist. Since that time Xtra Ticket has continued to hone their craft while celebrating the music of San Francisco's legendary Grateful Dead, delighting audiences throughout Arizona and the rest of the country. Ticket successfully uses the same sonic template as the Dead, complete with two drummers, keyboards, a "Phil", "Bob" and "Jerry" which proves an effective way to help recreate the magic of a live Grateful Dead performance. In 2011, Dave Hebert was tapped by Jerry Garcia's longtime keyboardist Melvin Seals to be lead guitarist and vocalist of the Jerry Garcia Band (JGB Band). This musical outlet served to energize and stimulate both Hebert's and Xtra Ticket's creativity much to the delight of proud Ticket fans everywhere.

It is our belief that we share a kindred spirit with the dozens of other Grateful Dead Tributes and thousands of Dead Heads the world over. We are indebted to the band themselves for creating this body of music and jamming style that celebrates life in all its beauty. Xtra Ticket feels fortunate to have shared the stage with such national touring artists as Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten, Melvin Seals, David Nelson, Barry Sless, Merl Saunders, Mark Karan, David Gans, Bill Nershi, Jimmy Tebeau, Jerry Lawson, Jim Page, Jen Durkin, Papa Mali, Ben Combe, Keith Secola and many others. Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014, Xtra Ticket looks forward to truckin' into the 21st century.
Venue Information:
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004