The Englishtown Project
On September 3rd, 1977, The Grateful Dead headlined one of the largest and most musically successful concerts of all time at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.
In addition to the Grateful Dead, who had just completed its legendary Spring/Summer 1977 tour featuring a batch of new material from Terrapin Station, the show also featured the Dead family’s New Riders of the Purple Sage and the good-time, southern rock of The Marshall Tucker Band. This tribute extravaganza will feature healthy “doses” of selections from each band’s sets that day along with other deep cuts from all three bands and more.
Guitar/Vocals: Tom is one of the NY area’s most versatile guitarists and also happens to be a leading disciple of Bob Weir, arguably the best and most unique rhythm guitarist in rock history. In addition to Zen Tricksters, Tom also plays with the unique Dead On Live and Jam Stampede.
Guitar/Vocals: After decades-long stints with Hot Tuna and The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Michael has earned nothing less than iconic status as one of the most authentic figures on the blues / jam band scene. Over the years, Michael’s evocative singing, intuitive guitar playing and songwriting skills have earned him a large and loyal following worldwide.
Bass/Vocals: In Klyph, along with Tom and Dave, the Englishtown Project is fortunate to have 3/5ths of the classic lineup of Zen Tricksters, the best and longest running Grateful Dead-centric band in the Northeast. Not only is Klyph an outstanding bassist, he is also one of the most accomplished musicians on the Jam Band scene today.
Drums: Fans of the Grateful Dead know what a great drummer Russell is. Having been on the Jam Band scene for quite a long time, he’s a much sought after drummer who has played in The Jeff Mattson Band and The Zen Tricksters. Now you can see him with The Englishtown Project.
When we’re doing double drums:
Drums: Most fans of the Grateful Dead are familiar with Dave’s drumming talents, but more and more are coming to realize that Dave is a multi-talented musician to be reckoned with. In addition to his long tenure with Zen Tricksters, Dave drums for the excellent alt-rock band Assembly of Dust and his own eclectic Dave Diamond Band.
Guitar/ Pedal Steel Guitar / Vocals: Kevin has made a name for himself playing pedal steel and guitar around the Tri-State area for many years. When not on board with The Englishtown Project, Kevin can be seen with Space Bandits and The Electrix.
Vocals: New York City-based vocalist Clare Maloney has been hailed for her “golden voice of immense range and depth” and has delighted audiences around the world with her thoughtful artistry, polished singing and heartfelt performances. Raised on Rock & Roll and trained in Classical Music and Opera, Clare’s musical knowledge and her skillful ability to move between genres have established her as a go-to musician. Her interpretation of the Grateful Dead’s music has earned her a steady following on the Jam Band scene.
Every performance by The Englishtown Project features one of a handful of master keyboard players. Mookie Siegel (Phil & Friends), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh Family Band/Gilmore Project), Mike Katzman (The Electrix), Mark Mercier (Max Creek), Scott Chasolen (The Machine), Jordan Giangreco, (Zach Nugent/Mystic Dead), John Pittas (Dead on Live) or Mike Borowski (Splintered Sunlight)