Painted Mandolin is a plugged-in acoustic quartet of original compositions, reupholstered covers, and reimagined medleys.  The concept of PM (whose name references the Garcia/Hunter composition “Ruben and Cherise”), was born out of mutual love and direct affiliation to the musical leanings of Jerry Garcia. Featuring Joe Craven,  who was a percussionist and fiddler for David Grisman and Jerry Garcia in the Garcia/Grisman project… plus Matt Hartle and Larry Graff as its founding members. 

Instrumentals, high energy grooves, and vocals shared by all, the quartet features a backwoods toolbox of acoustic guitar, “banjotar” (a 6-string guitar tuned banjo), mandolin, fiddle, hand & mouth percussion, and upright bass that create a sound of memories, traditions, and innovations all in a fresh jam that Jerry would like and our like-minded fans do enjoy. We think you will too.

he Zen Mountain Poets are an eclectic group of musicians with a varied past but unending love for music. Folk, rock, blues and more!

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