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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Rock drummer Mickey Hart’s artwork on exhibit in Napa

Grammy Award-winning drummer Mickey Hart has never stopped experimenting, from his earlier days with The Grateful Dead to the present. Hart has collaborated with San Francisco choreographer Alonzo King, and with scientists across the country, who helped him translate brain waves, and light waves from space, into musical rhythms. Another of Hart’s experiments is featured in an art show titled “Art at the Edges of Sight,” on display through April 30 at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, One Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa.… Read More »

Mickey Hart releases new song ‘Jersey Shore’ to help with Hurricane Sandy relief

The Mickey Hart Band is releasing a new song titled “Jersey Shore,” Tuesday, Feb 5, to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Longtime Grateful Dead drummer Hart, who lives outside Sebastopol, said he feels a special bond with New Jersey, stemming from his own New York roots. “I was a kid from Coney Island, Atlantic Beach and Far Rockaway,” said Hart. “The Shore was the totem, the centerpiece, a physical representation of community spirit for many generations.” Those who make a… Read More »

Mickey Hart plays March 7 in Healdsburg

Percussionist Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead fame brings his own band to Healdsburg to perform March 7 at the Raven Theater. The Mickey Hart Band, which staged a sold-out, 15-date tour in December, the Mickey Hart Band band includes Tony Award-winning singer Crystal Monee Hall, singer Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju and keyboardist Ben Yonas. The show will feature both new material and music from Hart’s solo and Grateful Dead careers.… Read More »