Gathering Of The Vibes Artist Spotlight: Warren Haynes and the Seaside All-Stars
Gathering Of The Vibes, held at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT, will be welcoming the String Cheese Incident performing for the first time at the festival. The Incident’s music and vibes at a live show are one of a kind and they keep the Dead’s legacy alive by nurturing the aspect of community and improvisation. With one of the most devoted fan bases — for good reason — the String Cheese Incident are a truly unique act that provide an atmosphere with their music that cannot be recreated by any other band.
Gathering Of The Vibes remains unparalleled as the most current and consistent perfection in lineup selection, staying true to the Grateful Dead spirit with jam bands and a simply euphoric atmosphere. With a 20-year legacy and a great track record, the Vibes does an excellent job bringing together immense talent and creating top notch collaborations that are one-of-a-kind and always Vibes-exclusive
The specialty course on the 20th Anniversary Gathering of the Vibes menu this year is Warren Hayes and the Seaside All-Stars and if you couldn’t tell just by the name, this collaborative band, or “super group,” is dedicated to the the Vibes magic and was created solely for our listening pleasure. GOTV’s website describes this particular collaboration in detail:
“Throughout the years, the Vibes has built a reputation on being home to a series of collaborative sets that feature musical icons from every corner of the jam band scene. This particular set has been hand crafted with love, and designed for a once in a lifetime musical event that is not to be missed.”
The All-Stars consist of front man Warren Haynes on guitar and vocals. Haynes is a prominent figurehead in the rock world, having graced us with his presence in Gov’t Mule, The Warren Haynes Band, Allman Brothers, The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends, to name a few, among many other epic collaborations. Reaching legendary proportions, Warren is the epitome of a musician’s musician – one whose name is synonymous within the collaborative jam band culture.
The rest of the band consists of George Porter Jr. on bass, Branford Marshalls on Saxophone, Jackie Greene on guitar and vocals, Joe Russo on drums, and Marco Benevento on keys. Each of these artists is individually a remarkable talent in their respective groups, so this is without a doubt expected to be a super group to end all super groups. Although most of these artists have graced the Vibes stage in the past, this reunion of talent in such a great and concentrated magnitude might just be the most powerful set of the weekend.