Joe Craven & the Sometimers

Joe Craven, 30 + years in the biz, has recorded & performed with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Alison Brown and Rob Ickes + swapped licks with folks from David Lindley & Howard Levy, to Stephane Grappelli & Roy Rogers.

WHAT IT IS: Imagine music covered, written and/or sung by Grateful Dead patriarch Jerry Garcia in a fresh bouquet of interpretation; "Franklin's Tower" with a funk filled Cajun two-step... "Scarlet Begonias" as a Cuban-Son-meets-Carlos Santana rocker... Irving Berlin with a Dobro in Russia... "Shady Grove" with a moody, slightly noir twist... "Gomorrah" with guitar slingers from a spaghetti western ridin' a dusty 2 beat trail with fiddle & bongos... Garcia Songbook is this... and much more in this tribute Joe & Co. pay to a man Joe recorded and performed with in the early 90s and his influence on all The Sometimers.

MUSICAL STYLES:  Rockin' Roots, Altered Americana, Twisted Twang & Whirled Music

PERSONNEL: Joe Craven (mandolin, fiddle, percussion / vocals), Bruce MacMillan (guitars, Dobro / vocals), Barry Eldridge (drums), Jonathan Stoyanoff (bass / vocals) & Hattie Craven (harmony vocals)

Home Town: 
Davis , CA
Region: 
West
Genres: 
Acoustic
Americana
Cajun/Zydeco
Folk & Traditional
Funk
Fusion
Jamband
Jazz
Rock
Roots
World Rhythms