Great news! VINCE WELNICK is back to help Cubensis explore new musical universes. This will mark the third interaction between these two musical entities. Cubensis has been tributing the Grateful Dead for 19 years in Southern California, while Welnick represents "the real deal" as an actual member of the Grateful Dead. Fans may expect to hear all their Dead favorites, plus solo selections by Welnick from his illustrious musical past.
Prior to his 1990-1995 stint as the Dead's keyboardist, Vince Welnick first gained notoriety as a long-time member of the eclectic ensemble The Tubes, appearing on cuts like "Talk To Ya Later," "She's a Beauty" and "White Punks on Dope." He has also recorded with a number of artists, including Dick Dale, Merl Saunders, Todd Rundgren and Steve Kimock.
After the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995, Welnick formed the Missing Man Formation. As a guest artist, he's lent his passionate vocals and chops to numerous groups on the "jam band" circuit. Welnick has recently reteamed with Dead percussionist Mickey Hart as a featured member of the Mickey Hart Band.
So far, Vince is confirmed for:
Thursday March 30 at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana
Friday March 31 at Winston's in Ocean Beach (San Diego)
Saturday April 1 at the Classic Rock Festival in Ojai
Sunday April 2 at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz
Tuesday April 4 at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa
More shows to be announced!