Joe Craven & The Sometimers w/Fragile Thunder

Joe Craven

Ages 21+
Artist and musician Joe Craven has performed w/Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, David Lindley, Roy Rogers and more.

The Grateful Dead were ace practitioners of The Folk Process: combining original songs with interpretations of music from the best of what has gone before, and tying it all together with a unique form of collective improvisation that we think of as “musical conversation.”

In the immense and still-growing universe of Grateful Dead-style music-making, we have bands that faithfully replicate the sound and vibes of Grateful Dead concerts as they were played back in the day – and at the other end of the spectrum, there are bands like Joe Craven and the Sometimers and Fragile Thunder.

These bands prefer to have the conversation our own voices. The Sometimers have reinvented a heap of tunes from the insanely-diverse Garcia Songbook, reshaping them with great energy and imagination. Fragile Thunder dwells at the tuneful end of the Dead’s turf, combining Celtic Harp, Hawaiian slack-key, and more traditional folk forms into a sweet, diaphanous musical tapestry topped with luscious three-part vocals.

Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway
Redwood City, CA, 94063