Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom
have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that
celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia.
Web music authority All Music Guide, calls Matt Turk "...an artist to be
reckoned with." Matt is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist,
eternal idealist and compassionate peace loving realist. Based out of
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Matt is a veteran performer who has
engaged audiences around the world. He has shared the stage with Pete
Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple,
the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and more. He has performed throughout
the USA, Europe, Israel and the Caribbean, appearing 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.
Grammy award winner C Lanzbom has spent years as a studio and touring
guitarist. Well traveled in the Middle East, C absorbed Israel-Arabic musical
rhythms of the region, fusing these ancient 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 also has numerous television and
film song placements. When not touring, C runs and owns Sherwood Ridge
Studio, a state-of-the-art recording facility just north of New York City. C
brings his unique sound around the world and his affection and passion for
Jerry Garcia's music has been a major influence.
Fiddler Michael Barrett Donovan is a student-composer, music educator
and multi-instrumentalist from the north coast of California currently living in
Brooklyn. He employs his skills in writing music for composition
competitions, copy-work, teaching lessons, and gigging.
Bassist Dave Richards has recorded and performed with The Indigo Girls,
Rosanne Cash, Marshall Crenshaw, Buster Poindexter, Madeline Peyroux,
Jewel, Richie Havens and others. He has toured throughout Europe,
Canada and the US, appearing at Ottawa Jazz, Toronto Blues festival and
Austin City Limits festivals. Born in Palo Alto, California, at the age of 17 he
was playing jazz five nights a week in Orlando, Florida with Billy Peebles,
the drummer for Ray Charles on many classic Atlantic recordings. Dave
lives with his wife, singer- songwriter, Jane Kelly Williams and daughter in
Northern NJ .
Banjo player Russell Gottlieb brings a wistful and propulsive sound to the
banjo by drawing on influences ranging from rock to jazz and bluegrass to
minimalism, without adhering too closely to stereotypes. Russell has toured
extensively in the US as a founding member of the New Jersey based The
Brummy Brothers, appearing at the Gathering of the Vibes, Catskill Chill,
Philadelphia Folk Festival, Brooklyn Bowl, Nectar's, and World Cafe Live,
opening for Melvin Seals and JGB, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams,
and Leftover Salmon, to name a few. Additionally, Russell has worked on
several studio recordings as a leader and sideman and continues to
perform with various groups in the greater NYC and Philadelphia areas.