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Tarlowe Benefit Closing In

Posted on: April 25, 2012

The benefit show that Rob Eaton put together to pay tribute to his bandmate from his early-career Border Legion, lead guitarist Dave Tarlowe, is coming up Saturday, May 5 at Mexicali Live. Tarlowe passed away last year as a result of a fierce bout with cancer.

To pay tribute to his friend, Eaton has assembled an all-star lineup that includes Border Legion bandmates Tom "Skip" Vangelas (bass) and Jimmy Monia (drums), as well as DSO's Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco and Lisa Mackey. Having that crew on board guarantees the night will be a celebration of Tarlowe's life, featuring a stellar night of Border Legion music.

Net proceeds will be donated to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, a not for profit organization that helped Dave and many others pass on with peace. For tickets, go here.

Jubilee Lineup Announced

Posted on: April 11, 2012

The Dark Star Jubilee , set for Labor Day Weekend (August 31 - September 2), will feature three days and nights of friends, family, camping, over 20 bands, nearly 40 hours of music, no overlapping sets, and a whole lot more! In addition to three full shows by Dark Star Orchestra we’ve just announced our very Special Guests, including the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, Infamous Stringdusters, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Donna the Buffalo, Donna Jean Godchaux Band w/Jeff Mattson, Perpetual Groove, BoomBox, Cornmeal, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, David Gans, Jahman Brahman, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Spikedrivers and more to be announced!

For info on tickets, including the Early Bird 3-Day Festival Pass that’s available now, can be found here . For everything else Jubilee, including VIP’s, RV’s, and Vendors, go here , and we’ll meet you at the Jubilee!

Rob Barraco to Perform 3 Shows With Phil Lesh & Friends - The Q

Posted on: April 10, 2012

That epic band that started this millennium off right is getting back together for a few shows in an intimate environment. The Phil Lesh 'Quintet' featuring Rob Barraco, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, & John Molo will perform at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael April 26-29. For more info visit this site .

Summer's Comin' In

Posted on: April 05, 2012

With some of the festivals already announced, it’s time to tell you about Dark Star Orchestra’s Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour 2012, an over two-month trek that guarantees you’ll want to hit the road and won’t be back ‘til the fall. Starting with a Colorado weekend to take June into July – including night one in Denver, followed by a return to The Mish in Bellvue – the DSO bus will be rolling across the country making stops in Apple Valley, MN, Chicago, Harrisburg and Dewey Beach, winding up on Labor Day Weekend in Thornville, OH at Legend Valley for the very first Dark Star Jubilee. The Jubilee may be our last festival of the summer, but it sure won’t be the first, as our six guys and a girl will make stops at the Mighty High Mountain Fest, Philly’s Jam On The River, GOTV, All Good Music Festival, and The Allman Brothers Band’s Peach Music Festival in Scranton.

Tickets for most of these shows are on sale now via DSOtix. To meet us on the run until that Jubilee do come, check out the full tour listing here. You'll also want to watch that page for a Steamboat Springs venue change, giving us more time to play!

Gettin' Down At The Festival

Posted on: March 28, 2012

With Dark Star Orchestra’s Spring Tour West launching this Thursday, March 29, DSO has its official start to Festival Season on the last night of tour, April 14, at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, and that’s only the beginning! May will bring the next two festivals, with our six guys and a girl heading to Tuxedo, NY May 18-20 for the Mighty High Mountain Fest, followed just a week later, May 27, by a trip to Philly for Jam On The River. Then, with some festies in between that we just can’t mention yet, DSO finds itself in Thornville, OH on July 21 for a short (by DSO standards) set at the All Good Music Festival at the Legend Valley Campground, only to return for three full shows as part of the Dark Star Jubilee on Labor Day weekend. There are a lot more festivals – not to mention the shows in between – coming, so keep checking here for details. And don’t forget that we’re also at DSOtix. to serve most of your ticketing needs.

A Dam Good Road Trip

Posted on: March 22, 2012

With Dark Star Orchestra’s Spring Tour West launching this Thursday, March 29, DSO has its official start to Festival Season on the last night of tour, April 14, at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, and that’s only the beginning! May will bring the next two festivals, with our six guys and a girl heading to Tuxedo, NY May 18-20 for the Mighty High Mountain Fest, followed just a week later, May 27, by a trip to Philly for Jam On The River. Then, with some festies in between that we just can’t mention yet, DSO finds itself in Thornville, OH on July 21 for a short (by DSO standards) set at the All Good Music Festival at the Legend Valley Campground, only to return for three full shows as part of the Dark Star Jubilee on Labor Day weekend. There are a lot more festivals – not to mention the shows in between – coming, so keep checking here for details. And don’t forget that we’re also at DSOtix. to serve most of your ticketing needs.

Eaton Pays Tribute To Tarlowe

Posted on: March 15, 2012

DSO rhythm guitarist Rob Eaton started his career playing in the northern New Jersey band Border Legion, along with – among others – lead guitarist Dave Tarlowe, who passed away last year as a result of a fierce bout with cancer. As a tribute to his fallen friend, Eaton has called on former Border Legion band mates Tom "Skip" Vangelas (bass) and Jimmy Monia (drums), as well as his current cohorts Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco and Lisa Mackey, to perform a benefit on Saturday, May 5 at Mexicali Live, the successor to Mexicali Blues Café – a club that was synonymous with Border Legion – in Teaneck, NJ. All net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, a not for profit organization that helped Dave and many others pass on with peace. So come join some of Dave's former band mates plus some special friends as they celebrate his life with a night of Border Legion music. You can find tickets and all the info here.

Terrapin Comes To Teaneck

Posted on: March 12, 2012

It's always a special night when Terrapin Nation takes the stage, and it will happen again on Monday, May 14, with an intimate club show at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. In a rare appearance as Terrapin Nation, our six guys and girl will bring out a mother lode of rare and different tunes, reeling and rocking one of our favorite hideouts on the east coast. All the important info, including tickets, can be found here.

We'll Meet You At The Jubilee

Posted on: March 08, 2012

It just wouldn’t be a DSO summer without a campout in Ohio, so we’re pleased to announce the Dark Star Jubilee, August 31-September 2, 2012, at the Legend Valley Campground (formerly the Buckeye Lake Music Center) in Thornville, OH. Our six guys and a girl will celebrate the end of summer with three nights of DSO, as well as plenty of vendors, on-site camping, and two alternating stages featuring an incredible lineup of bands, including some of our favorite Grateful Family members, all in one of the most beautiful concert settings in the U.S. Keep checking back here in the coming weeks for major artist announcements and ticket info, and get ready to shake it up with Dark Star Orchestra when we meet you at the Dark Star Jubilee on Labor Day Weekend!

Spring Tour East; Philly Date Revealed

Posted on: March 05, 2012

We can finally take the wraps off the Philadelphia show on SPRING TOUR EAST, and reveal that it is Jam On The River, a festival event on the RiverStage at Penn's Landing! DSO's six guys and a girl will be joined by Keller Williams and The Wailers for an all day affair that kicks off at 3 p.m. and ends with two full sets of Dark Star Orchestra. Public sale is not until next week, but you - our fellow travelers - can get your tickets now at DSOtix.