Live Review: JGBCB and Tribute at The Variety Playhouse

On June 24, 2017, my husband and I, along two long-time friends were at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta for a night of Allman Brothers and Jerry Garcia cover tunes. The Allman Brothers catalog was performed by the aptly named Tribute, while JCBCB (Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band) handled the songs of their namesake. We were all quite pleased to come away from the concert, both bands having exceeded our expectations. The conversation on the way home was focused on which of the two bands we liked best, and it was unanimous: one band could not be picked over the other. They were both that great.

Tribute rocked the walls with one great song after another including “Whipping Post”, “Midnight Rider”, and even the audience chimed in during “Soul Shine.” Tribute wasn’t really trying to be the Allman Brothers, or even act like they wanted to be them; they were themselves, with their own style, singing Allman Brothers songs for the love of the music. And, they pulled it off with amazing grace and professionalism.

Photo Gallery – Tribute 6/24/17

JGBCB  was an awesome breathe of style and grace, reminding us that Jerry Garcia was the soul of Grateful Dead. An icon in that right, but he was so much more, even as great as that was. Jerry Garcia has so much more music in circulation beyond the Dead. And JGBCB delivered that message to the audience with every note of every song. They played the music to us in the audience, and we gave them back our energy.

Photo Gallery – JGBCB 6/24/17

JGBCB/ TRIBUTE suggestion and/or opinion: If you ever get a chance to get tickets for their shows, do it. I dare you to go and then honestly say that you were disappointed. With either of these bands, your feet are just gonna groove with the music. We were so glad this concert was at the Variety Playhouse. I have attended several theaters in the Atlanta area, and in my opinion, there is no place better then Variety Playhouse. The acoustics there are in a league of their own. Last year the theater was renovated, and the new look compliments the core structure of the building. All the staff at The Variety Playhouse are sweet and friendly, along with professionalism.

We love going to Variety Playhouse for a night of music, and on Saturday, June 24, JGBCB & Tribute were amazing.

Tunes from the Tombs at Historic Oakland Cemetery

The day long event on June 14th featured musicians performing in and amongst Oakland’s extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens.   All genres of music were represented: rock, folk, Americana, jazz, classical and everything in-between. The highlight of the day was an evening performance by Shawn Mullins.

To keep spirits alive attendees sipped beer, wine hard cider and soft drinks.

To keep spirits alive attendees sipped beer,  wine,  hard cider and soft drinks.

Lady Esmere offered palm readings for those seeking enlightenment.

Lady Esmere offered palm readings for those seeking enlightenment.

From California via Nashville, Smooth Hound Smith is a name to remember.

From California via Nashville, Smooth Hound Smith is a name to remember.

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Julea and her Dear Johns put on quite a show.

The old and the new.

The old and the new.

Pete Knapp took a moment out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for these lovely attendees.

Pete Knapp took a moment out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for these lovely attendees.

Mudcat mixed it up a bit as the drummer assists the bass player. WOW!

Mudcat mixed it up a bit as the drummer assists the bass player. WOW!

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Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers.

Katharine Cole.

Katharine Cole channeling her inner Bonnie Raitt.

Music friends Joseph Burton, Mico Bowles and Jonny Hibbert pose for the camera.

Music friends Joseph Burton, Mico Bowles and Jonny Hibbert pose for the camera.

The event ended with a stellar performance by Shawn Mullins.

The event ended with a stellar performance by Shawn Mullins.

All proceeds benefited Historic Oakland Cemetery.  Talent booking by Pete Knapp & Company.

For more information about Historic Oakland Cemetery, visit www.oaklandcemetery.com.

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