I decided for my first post to share this video of the Joe Marcinek Band (JMB) performing a cover of Metropolis by Particle LIVE at Hookahville in Pataskala, OH on 9/4/2015.
In 2010, Particle appeared on stage at the Waterbowl in Muncie, Indiana for Springfest and absolutely blew my mind! I was specifically drawn to the talent of their keyboardist Steve Molitz (Particle/Phil Lesh & Friends) who in his career has played over 1,000 shows as a touring musician since 2000 and has written music for the Ridley Scott film ‘Tell-Tale’ and the Universal video game ‘Scarface: The World Is Yours.’
Joe is also joined in this recording by Snarky Puppy’s Grammy Award winning percussionist Nate Werth who also co-leads a drum and percussion project, Ghost-Note, with world renown musician Robert “Sput” Searight. Werth has worked with other respected artists such as Lalah Hathaway, David Crosby and Q-Tip.
Glostik Willy’s Jameson Bradford (Jay Moe) brings his hippy metal flavor to the stage with finger shredding, face melting licks you won’t hear anywhere else. At a young age, Jay Moe began his musical career and hasn’t looked back. He has hosted several music Festivals such as Stik Nite and May Daze 1 in muncie Muncie, Indiana, and Willy Fest which is now in it’s second year hosted by Randy and Lahey of Trailer Park Boys in College Corner, OH. He has joined the stage with several jam legends such as Steve Sweney and Dave Katz (ekoostik hookah) and members of The Werks.
Last, but not least, Joe Marcinek (best known for his guitar work as a founding member of Fresh Hops) is the mastermind behind it all. The band is an ever evolving mixture of original compositions and incredible musicians. Each show has a slightly different lineup and interpretation. Joe has brought to the stage astounding musicians such as Joey Porter and Garret Sayers (The Motet), Kris Myers (Umphreys McGee) Allen Aucoin (Disco Biscuits), Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident/EOTO), Tony Hall of Dumpstaphunk, Allie Kral (Cornmeal/Yonder Mountain String Band) and many more.
To find out if JMB is coming to a venue near you, visit http://www.joemarcinekband.com
You can download or stream JMB’s full set from Hookahville (MP3 audio) for free on Archive.org – https://archive.org/details/JMB2015-09-04.SBD_Mics