Dedicated to carrying on the “vibe” and music of the legendary Grateful Dead, The Schwag will play this Friday at The Shrine, 112 East 18th in Tulsa.
Founded in 1991 the band has performed to date over 3000 concerts all over the United States. The group averages 150 shows a year and has a working song list of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog.
Band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country for four years as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band).
The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth.
The Schwag has also hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted.
A partial list of bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Guest musicians to play with The Schwag include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Truck from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead.
Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.)
From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of a high energy organic interpretation of the Grateful Dead.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Night of the Dead at THE SHRINE
112 East 18th
Tulsa, OK 918-728-7476
Doors : 8 p.m. – Showtime : 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Ages 21+ – Tickets : $10