CUBENSIS w/ Gospel Swamp Blues Band, Jim Chelius (live painter)
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Gospel Swamp Blues Band
Ticket Price :
Show Type :
18 & over
$15 for Under 21
$12 over 21.
$15 under 21.
Cubensis celebrates the Grateful Dead concert experience. Like the Dead, the band plays a wondrous amalgam of blues, country, jazz, electronic and rock and roll music, all in the space of about three hours on stage. As with all improvisational jambands, every Cubensis performance is an ongoing experiment, and is closely tied to the boundless energy of the Deadicated fans. All eras of the Dead are represented, plus selections from the Jerry Garcia Band and many others, even as the Dead covered themselves. No set list is ever repeated, no tune ever played without true improvisational passion, no fan left unsatisfied. Each and every Cubensis concert is unique… as it was MEANT to be. Sure, we could copy the set list from any show the Dead ever played, and sound stale and mechanistic…but we prefer to make our decisions in favor of the spontaneous. Truly, there is nothing like a QB show!!
Gospel Swamp Blues Band:
First off... ((WE ARE NOT A GOSPEL BAND)), We are a blues band that plays our own swamp/jam style of blues. The name has a history though. In the early 1870's, areas of the current cities Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and S. Santa Ana, CA. were known as "The Gospel Swamp" for the revival meetings that preachers held in tents for the local farmers in the swampland. The terrible draught of the late 1870's caused the water table to dry up by 75% which left the fertile swampland to be converted into valuble farmland. Our bands home town, Huntington Beach was founded in 1909 and is named after railroad pioneer and developer Henry Huntington. But before that it was just part of The Gospel Swamp. So there ya have it. A blues band from Huntington Beach called Gospel Swamp.