Mickey Hart Band

Mickey Hart Band

Saturday, February 16

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Rogue Theatre

Grants Pass, OR

$28.00, $38.00, $48.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Charge by Phone 877-987-6487
Tickets also available The Rogue Theatre Box Office and all Rogue Theatre ticket outlets

Mickey Hart Band
Mickey Hart Band
Mickey Hart is best known for his nearly three decades as an integral part of an extraordinary expedition into the soul and spirit of music, disguised as the rock and roll band the Grateful Dead. As half of the percussion tandem known as the Rhythm Devils, Mickey and Bill Kreutzmann transcended the conventions of rock drumming. Their extended polyrhythmic excursions were highlights of Grateful Dead shows, introducing the band's audience to an ever-growing arsenal of percussion instruments from around the world. Exposure to these exotic sounds fueled Mickey's desire to learn about the various cultures that produced them.

His tireless study of the world's music led Mickey to many great teachers and collaborators, including his partners in Planet Drum. Planet Drum's self-titled album not only hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart, remaining there for 26 weeks, it also received the Grammy for Best World Music Album in 1991-- the first Grammy ever awarded in this category. Planet Drum is one of twenty-nine recordings released on Mickey's the WORLD series on Rykodisc. The WORLD offers a wide variety of music from virtually every corner of the globe with releases like Voices of the Rainforest from Papua New Guinea and Living Art, Sounding Spirit: The Bali Sessions. In 2002, Mickey established The Endangered Music Fund to return royalty payments from many of these recordings to the indigenous people that produced them, and to further the preservation of sounds and music from around the globe.  

Mickey's experiences have paved the way for unique opportunities beyond the music industry. He composed a major drum production performed by an assembly of 100 percussionists for the opening ceremony of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Additionally, Mickey has composed scores, soundtracks and themes for movies and television including Apocalypse Now, Gang Related, Hearts of Darkness, The Twilight Zone, the 1987 score to The AmericaÍs Cup: The Walter Cronkite Report, Vietnam: A Television History, and The Next Step. In 1994 Mickey was inducted with The Grateful Dead into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

'The Mickey Hart Collection,' a 25-album series from the legendary
Grateful Dead drummer and non-profit label Smithsonian Folkways, is
out today - and to celebrate, 10 songs are available for free download
from "mickeyhart.net/download":http://www.mickeyhart.net/download/
Venue Information:
Rogue Theatre
143 Southeast H Street
Grants Pass, OR, 97526
http://www.roguetheatre.com/