October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Our Third Thursday tradition continues… Hosts Jonny Mojo (guitar/vocals) and Gary Campus (drums) of the acclaimed local band – Achilles Wheel – bring together high caliber musicians to conjure magic from the Grateful Dead songbook. Special guests are Sean Lehe on guitar/vocals (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Jelly Bread) and Murph Murphy on bass (Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Tracorum). Every month we bask in the euphoria of their boundless imaginations and improvisational mastery.This event has a very special vibe as Deadheads come out of the woodwork to share their common love for this transformational music.
Please note, this event is no longer free of charge.
October 20 @ 9:00 pm
Peter Joseph Burtt has dedicated his whole life to the manifestation of his musical passions. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist draws from many sources of inspiration. He has gone deeper than most, having spent years living and studying with master musicians of Africa. Much of his music is played on traditional instruments, notably the lute-like Kora and the Mbira, or thumb piano. While tuned in to traditional African disciplines, the band’s sound is refreshingly progressive. They embody an uplifting, dance-inducing energy somewhere between the intersection of String Cheese Incident and Paul Simon. Adding to the spicy stew is one of our favorite guitarists – Zebuel Early; renowned for his work with Smoked Out Soul and Mama’s Cookin’.
Opener: The Sam Chase
A Crazy Horse favorite as seen with his band The Untraditional, this time we get to bask in the raw, unadulterated emotion of The Sam Chase solo. His finely crafted, whiskey-fueled Americana anthems are brimming with grit and sincerity.
October 21 @ 10:00 pm
It’s been a couple of years since this So. Cal jamband has graced our stage and we couldn’t be more excited for their return. Shaky Feelin’ blends funky rock with sun-blistered reggae and a dose of electro-jamgrass. The high-octane mix will ignite the dance floor and have you reaching for the sky. The guitar wizardry of Mark Masson and keyboard eruptions of Franklin Murphy are not for the faint of heart. While their sounds aren’t overtly similar, it is worthy to note that this gang is heavily influenced by Phish.
October 25 – October 26
A coalition of local DJs unleash their vinyl arsenals for an eclectic listening session, dance party and stimulating community gathering. Float down a river of sonic bliss as an expansive range of musical styles blend together effortlessly. Soak up the relaxed setting as you get turned on to deep cuts you never knew existed.
October 26 @ 9:30 pm
Jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo team up with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene to perform original music, classic Americana and rock n’ roll. This fearless unit blends uninhibited jams, swamp blues, old style twang, traditional roots music, and southern soul into a musical truth that pushes forward the tradition of the California Jam Band movement.
If you want to talk all-star bands, this is what it’s all about:
Barry Sless (David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh, Moonalice, Cowboy Jazz)
Rob Barraco (Phil Lesh, The Dead, Dark Star Orchestra, Chris Robinson)
Pete Sears (David Nelson Band, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Moonalice)
John Molo (Phil Lesh, David Nelson Band, Bruce Hornsby, Moonalice)
Katie Skene (Col Bruce Hampton, Tommy Talton, Vinx)
TICKETS ON SALE ONLINE and at the Crazy Horse.
October 27 @ 9:30 pm
The Rayos have embedded themselves as a local institution through countless performances which unify audiences in collaborative dance and positivity. Their uplifting world music blends African and Latin influences with back porch blues, gypsy soul and funky roots-rock. Saul’s guitar, Elena’s virtuoso electric violin and both of their voices merge into a seductive harmony along with the rest of their band. When bassist Ajeet Campbell is on board with any project, you know there are going to be some deep, tribal grooves.
October 28 @ 9:45 pm
The buzz about this dynamic New Orleans-based artist continues to amplify. Cut from a similar cloth as Janis Joplin but with more of a pop sensibility, her raw approach to blues, rock and soul bleeds with honesty and emotion. Sista Otis has one of those rare voices which can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. We already foresee that the Crazy Horse is going to feel like a home away from home for her and her band.
October 30 @ 9:30 pm
Leftover Salmon’s legendary frontman returns to the Crazy Horse for a night of “fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants” musical adventures. This will be an intimate gathering around the campfire – sans campfire – with one of the more brilliant, spontaneous, hysterical, madcap, heartwarming artists around. Bluegrass, Americana, psychedelic folk…whatever…this transcends genres. It’s just great music. And there’s a high likelihood that Vince will be joined by some of his ultra talented friends who aren’t quite ready to come down from Hangtown’s Cloud 9.
CHECK OUT SOME OF VINCE’S PREVIOUS SOLO SHOWS
TICKETS ON SALE ONLINE and at the Crazy Horse.
October 31 @ 10:00 pm
Carrying on an annual tradition, we ring in the spookiest night of the year with a relentlessly blissful marathon of ecstatic dance! Renowned from Oakland to Nevada City, Burning Man to Symbiosis and beyond, DJ Neptune has his finger on the pulse of sensual emotion. Surrender to the pulsating beats as he bends time and vibrates places in your soul you didn’t know existed.
November 2 @ 9:30 pm
Joe Marcinek Band is an ever-evolving entity featuring a rotating cast of world class musicians. The spontaneity and synergistic power of these “super groups” continues to create breathtaking experiences for audiences around the country. The music is pure ear candy, blending funk, rock, jazz and soul with a cerebral emphasis on groove and improvisation. Last time they played here many people declared it as the best show they’d ever seen at the Crazy Horse. This lineup rolling towards us like a tornado of sonic bliss features the immortal legend George Porter Jr. on bass and vocals (Funky Meters), Alan Evans on drums (Soulive) and Wil Blades on Hammond B3 Organ! Well, who the heck is Joe Marcinek, you wonder? The brilliant guitarist/vocalist/ringmaster at the center of this phenomenon. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW or at the venue for the event of the year!