Live at the Majestic Theater
The David Thom Band plays bluegrass the old-fashioned way -- no instrument amps or monitors, just five folks and a single microphone. The result is a tight, classic sound that never fails to tingle the spine and set the toes a-tappin. Fresh, invigorating, and breezy, the band's sound is true to the genre's soulful traditions but doesn't fear to live in the present. Tonight the band celebrates the release of it's new CD, Live at the Majestic, recorded in Benicia, California. The new CD contains a few originals and a bunch of favorites, played live, the way you like 'em! Led by former David Grisman Bluegrass Experience guitarist and soulful singer, David Thom, the hard-driving quintet also features Andy Shaw's driving 5-string banjo, Mary Shaw's rock-solid upright bass, fabulous mandolin and fiddle stalwart Ed Neff, and award-winning fiddler Paul Shelasky. Well-known to bluegrass fans in the Bay Area, the band has appeared at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, and the Great American Music Hall, to name a few.