Saturday, January 2, 2016
1409 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, NJ
phone: (201) 833-0011
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, the newgrass-rootsy-trad-string band that interprets the music of Jerry Garcia. Smoking fiddler Clarence Ferrari, dynamic bassist and harmony singer Chris Conte and banjo picker Russell Gottlieb complete Deadgrass’ live lineup.
Web music authority All Music Guide, calls Matt Turk "...an artist to be reckoned with." Matt is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world having shared the stage with Pete Seeger, opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and more. Matt has appeared at festivals including Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center and venues including The Beacon Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl.
C Lanzbom is a studio veteran and touring guitarist who fuses middle-eastern tones with the rock and roll he grew up with along the Jersey shore. C's performing, writing, engineering and producing credits include his own internationally acclaimed band Soulfarm, American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox, Shlomo Carlebach, and Pete Seeger with Bruce Springsteen. C brings his unique sound around the world and his affection and passion for Jerry Garcia's music has been a major influence.
Fiddler Clarence Ferrari is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator who has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at The Kennedy Center and Chicago Symphony Space, specializing in Celtic and Bluegrass fiddle. Clarence has performed on dozens of records, television shows and films including “The Astronaut Farmer”. Clarence has appeared alongside many well-known performers including Pete Seeger, Roland White and Rosanne Cash.
New York vocalist, upright and electric bassist Chris Conte had a banner year in 2015 with the release of his debut album, Our Love Will Last, a collection of classics from the American Songbook. As the leader of the Jazz/Jam Band "The Phunk Philosophers," Chris released their first album as well: Funk & Groove Dance Party. Blending ideas and sounds from America’s musical history is his biggest thrill and Chris is right at home as the Deadgrass bassist and high harmony vocalist.
Banjoist and New Jersey native Russell Gottlieb is a member of the Brummy Brothers and graduated Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, where he studied with Vic Juris.