Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration Featuring Crazy Fingers With Special Guests

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration Featuring Crazy Fingers With Special Guests

Wednesday August 1, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$10.00 - $20.00 General Admission $15.00 Day Of Show

This event is 21 and over

Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration Featuring Crazy Fingers
Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration Featuring Crazy Fingers
He was known as Captain Trips for his prototypical psychedelic persona, and Uncle Jerry for his amiable onstage demeanor. He was and still is adored by Deadheads and jeered by critics who considered his extended guitar jams with the Grateful Dead ponderous and aimless. But Jerry Garcia's stinging, lyrical guitar sound was utterly distinctive, and his delicate, mournful, rough-around-the-edges vocals helped define the psychedelic music of 1960s San Francisco. He was a cultural and musical icon, his ethos and improvisatory style emulated and expanded on by generations of followers.

Join us on this evening as we celebrate the life and musical legacy of Jerome John Garcia.

About Crazy Fingers
Crazy Fingers performed their first official show at a private party at Ultimate Farms in Delray Beach FL on Halloween, 10/31/90. A splendid time was had by all. The original lineup was Bubba Newton on bass,Pete Lavezzoli on drums, Mike Greene on rhythm guitar, and Al Zilinsky on lead guitar. In 1993, Corey Dwyer and Rich Friedman joined the band, with Corey on keyboards and guitar, and Rich on guitar. Both Rich and Corey also sang, joining Pete to give Crazy Fingers a three-part vocal sound.

Within a year of Rich and Corey's arrival, the band began touring the state of Florida, opening for national acts, and writing original music which has been recorded on two CDs to date. By the mid 90's, keyboardist Josh Foster began joining the band for special events and statewide shows, eventually relocating from Tampa to become a full member in 1998. Throughout these years the band went through a series of brief changes in the lineup and settled it's longest lineup of Bubba, Pete, Corey, Rich, and Josh. The band continued to build its fan base by playing weekly shows and expanding their repertoire.

From 2007 to 2011 Billy Gilmore joined the lineup while Rich took some time off. In 2013 the band lost Corey to a tragic car accident. It was a huge blow to the band yet even through tough times the band has managed to continue. In 2014 Bubba left and the band was forced to find replacements. Jarrett Aaronson joined the band on Bass and in 2015 the difficult search for a guitar player ended when Johnny Nichols joined the band.

The current lineup of Crazy Fingers is Rich Friedman - guitar & vocals, Josh Foster - Hammond B3 organ, keyboards & vocals, Pete Lavezzoli - drums & vocals, Bubba Newton - bass, and Johnny Nichols guitar & vocals, keeping the band alive and continuing to play on a weekly basis throughout Florida.

The band has played over 5000 live shows, allowing Crazy Fingers to sustain a devoted following and a nationwide reputation as one of the premiere Grateful Dead tribute bands.
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/