Mickey Hart Band 70th Birthday Celebration
Don’t miss your chance to join the Mickey Hart Band on August 15th at Mr. Smalls for the Greatful Dead’s Mickey Hart and his 70th birthday celebration concert. You will be in for a night full of new, old and greatest hits from Hart and his band. They will give you a taste of their newest album, Superorganism, while bringing back some hits from their 2012 album, revisiting Grateful Dead’s catalog of songs, and highlights from some of Hart’s greatest hits. And don’t be surprised if he brings along some friends as special guests! Not only is this a birthday celebration, it is also a benefit concert to raise money for Music Therapy research.
Have you ever wondered how the brain is affected by rhythm and music? Well Hart is bringing you the answers. His band’s newest album release explores the connections between music and science. He even incorporated sounds from his own brain into some of the songs, and will wear an EEG cap during the show to allow audiences to visualize his brain activity as he is on stage. To learn more about the project, read the recent TIME article on the subject.
Hart first realized there was a connection between rhythm and the brain when he began playing for his grandmother who was suffering from dementia when she suddenly began to show signs of slight improvements. Ever since, he has supported Music Therapy research and stands as a social activist for the cause. All ticket proceeds from this tour benefit Music Therapy research at the University of California, San Francisco.
The band recently released three free live tracks from their March 2013 Solana Beach, CA show including the brand new song, “The Sermon”, featuring lyrics by Hunter. “The Sermon”, along with Grateful Dead classics “Ramble On Rose” and “Playing in the Band” are available for download on Hart’s website.
We encourage you to get out and support a great cause while witnessing a legend in action this Thursday, August 15 at Mr. Smalls. The show begins at 8PM and $35 tickets can be purchased here.