Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia.
Matt is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and compassionate peace loving realist. And according to web music authority, All Music Guide... "an artist to be reckoned with". He's shared the stage with Pete Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and more. Matt's appeared at festivals including Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center and countless venues including The BeaconTheatre.
Grammy award winner C Lanzbom has spent years as a studio and touring guitarist. Well traveled in the Middle East, C absorbed Israel-Arabic musical rhythms of the region, fusing these ancient tones with the rock and roll he grew up with along the Jersey shore. C's performing, writing, engineering and producing credits include his own internationally acclaimed band Soulfarm and Pete Seeger with Bruce Springsteen.
Fiddler Michael Barrett Donovan is a student-composer, music educator and multi-instrumentalist from the north coast of California who employs his skills in writing music for composition competitions, copy-work, teaching lessons and gigging.
Bassist Dave Richards has recorded and performed with The Indigo Girls, Rosanne Cash, Marshall Crenshaw, Buster Poindexter, Madeline Peyroux, Jewel, Richie Havens and others. He has toured throughout Europe, Canada and the US, appearing at Ottawa Jazz, Toronto Blues and Austin City Limits festivals. At the age of 17 he was playing jazz five nights a week in Orlando, Florida with Billy Peebles, the drummer for Ray Charles on many classic Atlantic recordings.
Banjo player Russell Gottlieb brings a wistful and propulsive sound to the banjo by drawing on influences ranging from rock to jazz and bluegrass to minimalism, without adhering too closely to stereotypes. Russell has toured extensively in the US as a founding member of the New Jersey based The Brummy Brothers, appearing at the Gathering of the Vibes, Catskill Chill, Philadelphia Folk Festival and World Cafe Live. He's opened for Melvin Seals & JGB, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams and Leftover Salmon, to name just a few.