Melvin Seals & JGB Biography
Melvin Seals has done it again!!! The legendary Hammond B-3 wizard is introducing his new band along with a new CD release entitled, "Melvin Seals' Melting Pot". 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 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".Current projects include Merle Saunders and Melvin Seals Live on Tour, JGB Keepers of the Flame, Melvin Seals Melting Pot and The Mix. The best is yet to come. From blues to funk to rock to bluegrass, The Mix serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Each member of this powerhouse lineup brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, 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 keeps audiences dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.
Huckle is a rootsy blend of acoustic groove rock and old time style solo performances. Equally versatile on an acoustic lap steel, banjo, and 10 string guitar, Huckle’s live shows feature a full sound with his trio of Ezra Lipp on drums and Murph upright and electric bass. The band swings spontaneously from heartfelt acoustic ballads to high energy arena rock, evoking the feel and energy of musical inspirations the John Butler Trio, Ben Harper, John Hartford, the Black Keys, Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.