Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bill Kreutzmann to join 7 Walkers for spring tour

Legendary Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann has announced a tour with his new band, 7 Walkers, this spring. The group features Papa Mali, Tea Leaf Green bassist Reed Mathis and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard of Willie Nelson and Friends

The band recently spent time recording an album with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. It is scheduled to be released this year and offers a mix of Grateful Dead standards, Papa Mali originals and some New Orleans and Southern songbook interpretations.

“We first met at the Oregon Country Fair last year,” Kreutzmann said in a statement. “He was the headliner on the main stage, and I sat there and watched him and went, ‘This guy’s for real man, I like this guy.’ Then we met, after that he came over to my trailer that I was staying in and you couldn’t separate us, we talked for hours. It was just one of those natural things, you know? You can’t plan it; You can’t make it happen. And then we started playing together.”

7 Walkers spring dates: 

April 6 Big Room Chico CA—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
April 7 Eureka CA—Red Fox
April 8 Crystal Bay NV—Crystal Bay Club Crown Room
April 9 San Francisco CA—Great American Music Hall
April 10 Santa Cruz CA—Moe’s Alley
April 16 Live Oak FL—Spirit of Suwanee Music Park
April 17 Driftwood TX—The Salt Lick
April 30 New Orleans, LA—Mahalia Jackson Theatre
June 3 Ozark AR—Wakarusa Festival
June 11 Santa Rosa CA—Sonoma County Fairgrounds

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