DAVID NELSON and BANANA @ Hopmonk Sebastopol Sept. 3rd
David Nelson is a founding member of the New Riders of the Purple Sage and long time musical partner of Jerry Garcia’s dating back to 1962 in the pre-Grateful Dead bluegrass band, The Wildwood Boys. Nelson was also a member of the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and performed on three Grateful Dead albums – Aoxomoxoa, Workingman’s Dead & American Beauty – playing the character laden electric guitar solo on Box of Rain. Nelson has also performed as a member of Phil Lesh and Friends.
Banana (Lowell Levinger, from The Youngbloods) is still rocking, playing and singing better than ever. Penning his own originals, Banana incorporates Youngbloods favorites as well as gems from his extensive musical roots into his performances with a gutsy, engaging style. Banana is also a well known vintage instrument collector and multi-instrumentalist. He delivers his repertoire while picking the heck out of his unique five-string tenor guitar, breaking out a banjo for occasional accompaniment or tickling the ivories for just the right mood.
DOORS: 7PM | SHOW: 8PM
SEATED ROWS 1-3: $45 (+ online fee’s OR $2 fee at door)
SEATED ROWS 4-6: $40 (+ online fee’s OR $2 fee at door)
STANDING ROOM: $35 (+ online fee’s OR $2 fee at door)