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CheeseDog Tour Comes To the MAC

Grab your tie-dye and strap on your sandals! It’s a night for jamming as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and RatDog join the String Cheese Incident at the the newly remodeled Constelllation Brands/Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua. The “CheeseDog tour stops at the MAC on July 10thSince that beginning in 1995, RatDog has undergone many changes, both in personnel and musical approach. It has evolved from a blues revue into a musical fusion of backgrounds and talents; complex, energetic, and adventurous. The members are no longer a supporting cast for front man Bob Weir. Rather, the band is a full time, full force powerhouse, capable of taking music fans to new and mystical places every night. Now composed of original members Bob and Jay, in addition to Jeff Chimenti, Mark Karan, Kenny Brooks, and Robin Sylvester, RatDog has truly come into its own. The RatDog experience delights and exhilarates, and according to Bob, “If you like what you hear, do come again….” Read more at http://www.ratdog.org/band/index.phpMasters of improvisation, The String Cheese Incident has reached the cusp of an explosive national breakthrough through outstanding live performances and a dedication to touring. Now averaging over 160 shows a year, the band has attracted fans of all genres by mixing high energy fun with rigorous musicianship and impassioned artistry. The String Cheese Incident crafts undeniable masterpieces from an astonishing mix of roots musics, with intricate mountain bluegrass, transcendent Afro-pop rhythms, sensuous Latin melodies and breezy Calypso grooves that branch from a trunk of traditional American rock. The String Cheese Incident not only weaves together these incredibly diverse musical elements, it creates an entirely new sound in the process. This Boulder, Colorado based quintet has leapt into the collective conciousness of several grassroots scenes at once. Fans of bluegrass, reggae, jambands and other roots genres have strongly embraced the creative milestone that is SCI’s music, as well as the band’s ability to create a relaxed, fun environment at every show, or Incident, as they are better known. Who is The String Cheese Incident?• Michael Kang electric mandolin, acoustic mandolin, violin • Bill Nershi six string acoustic guitar • Keith Moseley five string electric bass, four string acoustic bass • Michael Travis drums, congas, djembe, talking drum, percussion • Kyle Hollingsworth piano, organ, Rhodes accordion • Jason Hann percussion Tickets go on sale May 17th.

 

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