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Saturday, December 9, 2023
7:30 PM
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Painted Mandolin – 50th Anniversary of “Old and in the Way”

6:30 PM
All Ages
Presented by The Wheel Company. Masks are welcomed. The bar & café will be open. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information.

Painted Mandolin is a plugged-in acoustic quartet of original compositions, reupholstered covers, and reimagined medleys. The concept of PM (whose name references the Garcia/Hunter composition “Ruben and Cherise”), was born out of mutual love and direct affiliation to the musical leanings of Jerry Garcia. Featuring Joe Craven, who was a percussionist and fiddler for David Grisman and Jerry Garcia in the Garcia/Grisman project… plus Matt Hartle and Larry Graff as its founding members.
Instrumentals, high energy grooves, and vocals shared by all, the quartet features a backwoods toolbox of acoustic guitar, “banjotar” (a 6-string guitar tuned banjo), mandolin, fiddle, hand & mouth percussion, and upright bass that create a sound of memories, traditions, and innovations all in a fresh jam that Jerry would like and our like-minded fans do enjoy. We think you will too.

Painted Mandolin Website

The Wheel Company Website

More info:  The Wheel Company Email


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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