Greetings Beautiful People,
Summer is flying by and I’m enjoying every moment !!!
The George Wesley Band had an IRIE time at Moon Dancer Winery Reggae Festival 2015 Aug.1 and 2,as we musically paid tribute to Jerry Garcia on his birthday..
Jerry was one of my major musical influences and was responsible for inspiring me to play reggae music. In the early 70’s I was playing in a Grateful Dead tribute band,” Dead Branch Band” ( before there were tribute bands !!!) I wanted to play reggae and everyone said a white guy from Pennsylvania couldn’t do it !!! When I heard him with Legion of Mary doing reggae classics as only Jerry did…….validation !!! He showed me the way. ……
I continued my musical memorial at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewery Company in Harrisburg,PA with my live looping Small Axe Orchestra with some of Jerry’s songs…. and his spirit all around ,on stage and in the crowd.
Sunday the 9th , ironically, found me playing “Grateful Dread” music in Cape May,NJ……where I played 20 years ago after the news of his passing.
JERRY GARCIA ….REST IN …PEACE.
Fri. Aug 14 George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra will be at Unity Hall ,Barneveld, NY at 8 pm for an all ages show . for ticket info
Fri .21 George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra will be at Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs,NY at 8pm.
Sat.22 The George Wesley Band will be at Sarah Street Grill,Stroudsburg, PA at 10 pm with special guest drummer, my son James Wesley !!!
Thurs. Aug. 27 George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra returns to The Galaxy Brewing Company, Binghamton, NY at 8 pm for a rockin’ reggae party !!!
Fri. Aug 28 George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra will be at Boulder View Tavern, Lake Harmony,PA at 7 pm.
Sat. Aug. 29 The George Wesley band will be at a private party.
Thank you all for your continued support and inspiration , love each other, help each other, bless up !!!