• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • The Deadbeats


    The Deadbeats

    Daniel Donato

    Wed, May 22, 2019

    Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY


    This event is 21 and over


    The Deadbeats
    The Deadbeats
    After revamping the band for a fresh new start in 2017, the jams are better than ever. They added some positive vibes to the mix to help generate some fantastic energy. Go check them out and see for yourself! They were voted Best Jam Band of 2017 in The Capital Region of NY. Longtime members Mike Johnson, Denise Parent and Brian Miller have kept the band together for over two decades, and they have not missed a beat.

    After 27 years, the band is still rockin the music of The Grateful Dead, JGB, Phish, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin. Bob Marley, Janis Joplin and so much more!

    The Deadbeats started out playing in New Paltz in the early 90's and soon began touring the East Coast. This has helped them develop a huge fan base. Currently they can be found playing in the Capital Region and in the Hudson Valley of NY.

    They still are one of the hardest working bands in the Northeast since their inception in 1992. Their Grateful Dead/Phish inspired shows are a celebration of improvisational, jamming rock & roll. They can be found performing consistently in the Albany area, and all around New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. As a result of playing over a quarter of a century together, they have amassed a large and loyal following of fans who appreciate the open ended, participatory nature of their performances.

    Working without a net, their set lists, arrangements, and jams are all left open to the inspiration of the particular moment, drawing in the crowd as active participants in the creative process rather than just spectators. It is a unique experience and it has been this commitment to these musical and philosophical ideals that has set The Deadbeats apart.

    Along with a virtually inexhaustible repertoire of cover tunes, they have a good amount of original material. The Deadbeats are actually able to please most of the people most of the time.
    Daniel Donato
    Daniel Donato
    Cosmic Machine

    Instrumentalists bear the burden of communicating musical ideas without the aid of lyrics or storytelling proper. For many years, that’s how 2018 Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato operated as the guitarist for Nashville acts like The Wild Feathers, Paul Cauthen and The Don Kelley Band.

    From age 14, Donato has developed his brand of crisp, soulful, on-the-edge telecaster picking under bar lights, honing his skills and proving his mettle within the city’s prominent live music scene. All the while, a growing love of songwriting mirrored the pace of his ever-improving guitar chops.

    Now, a short three years after his departure from Kelley’s classic country outfit, the 23-year-old is signed to WME as an artist with a docket of jam-ready country and bluegrass songs. Backed by his three-piece “Cosmic Country Band” – cosmic country is a catch-all term for experimental roots music, often assisted by electronic sounds – Donato stands at the frontier of his career with characteristic intrepidity, no longer bounded by the expressive limitations of his instrument.

    His strident voice and explorative songwriting carry his music into new territory, offering bold ideas to his fan base while staying true to what drew them to him in the first place: a palpable love of music delivered through excelled craft. With one eye on the night’s gig and another on the ages, Donato is continuing his journey down country music’s long and winding road, leaving no stone unturned.
    Venue Information:
    Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
    145 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573