Saturday, October 6 @ 9:45 pm - 12:30 am
A few months ago, guitarist/vocalist Matt Hartle made a splash as a guest of Band Beyond Description. We knew then that we had to get his band China Cats in here to experience the full velocity of their powers.
You know we hold this stuff to the highest standard and these guys are most certainly tapped in to the source. From what we’ve heard, they have a remarkable grasp of the full evolutionary spectrum of the songs across the eras. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Nicholas Meriweather, the former archivist of the Grateful Dead collection at UC Santa Cruz has to say about them:
“The China Cats aren’t a cover band. They approach the Dead’s work with same kind of reverence and sophistication that the Dead themselves showed in their own forays into American roots music. When you listen the Cats, old favorites take on new lives, revealing facets that will delight and amaze even jaded listeners. These guys aren’t copycats — their sets demonstrate how the Dead’s music now is a part of the great American songbook, alongside the giants who first inspired the Dead.”