Dennis McNally, a veteran of 25 years with Grateful Dead productions recently said, “Though I still work with Bob Weir, I’ve been approached by a fair number of bands to help them, and have usually not been moved enough by the music to say yes – until I heard Boris Garcia. They fuse a bluegrass/country/folk sound with a jazzy rock improvisation mode and really excellent songwriting.”
Boris Garcia will give a free show at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery at 18 W Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, October 11. Opening will be The Travis Lloyd Band, a new band from the woods of Northern Maine with a sound reminiscent of a young Leon Russell. The concert starts around 12 noon and ends, well, who knows?
We spoke with Boris Garcia’s Bob Sterner, lead guitarist and singer for the band about Jim Thorpe. “An amazing place, really,” he recalls from his last visit when the band opened for Little Feat at Penn’s Peak. “The cool thing is that it’s little pocket of urban feel, and then in 10 minutes you can be in the wilderness.”
That pretty much sums it up for me and I live here.
The Shapolsky gallery will provide a remarkable space for taking in this great show. Gorgeous pieces of Abstract Expressionist art line the walls, along with avant-garde sculpture and Tiffany and LaFarge windows shienan indescribable light into the room. It will be interesting to see how these two outstanding bands interpret the setting.