Another musical highlight from the weekend at Wanee Music Festival came from the legendary music of Melvin Seals and JGB during a particularly sunny Saturday afternoon set. Seals’ background in gospel music and R&B fit in perfectly, pushing the musical boundaries with a repertoire that included everything from rock and gospel to jazz and reggae.
For nearly two decades, the hammond B3 organ wizard was one of the select few who had the distinct privilege of sharing the stage with Jerry Garcia during the much celebrated tenure of the Jerry Garcia Band. Since Garcia’s death in 1995, Seals’ has remained one of the true “keepers of the flame,” faithfully preaching the good book of Jerry wherever he goes, most recently with Terrapin Flyer and JGB.
Wanee’s Seals & JGB performance was certainly one for the books, as it also included sax-player and jazz-flute extraordinaire Karl Denson on deck for the entire set.
Thanks to taper Butch Almberg, you can stream the full set here:
Enjoy some photos, courtesy of Ben Adams:
Melvin Seals & JGB @ Wanee 4/16/16:
Set: Let’s Spend The Night Together > The Harder They Come, Finder’s Keepers, Tore Up, Like A Road Leading Home, That’s What Love Will Make You Do, My Sisters & Brothers, Deal
Also from Wanee, you can watch videos and stream the audio from these very special performances: Gov’t Mule with Jack Pearson, Billy & The Kids with Warren Haynes and Eric Krasno, Joel Cummins with Kung Fu, Warren Haynes with Les Brers, Umphrey’s McGee’s mash-up set, and Warren Haynes sit-in with Widespread Panic for ZZ Top covers. Enjoy!