"Long May You Run" - Shakey Zimmerman celebrates Bob Dylan's 76th Birthday w/ special guest James Nash

"Long May You Run" - Shakey Zimmerman celebrates Bob Dylan's 76th Birthday w/ special guest James Nash

Jennifer Mydland

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

$17 Advance/ $22 Day of show (plus applicable fees)

This event is all ages

Shakey Zimmerman
Shakey Zimmerman
The Sweetwater is excited to present a celebration of the 76th birthday of legendary songwriter, Bob Dylan. Shakey Zimmerman returns to the Sweetwater stage nine months after its debut show here last July. Opening the show and joining the band is James Nash.

Shakey Zimmerman brings a fresh, authentic, true to form sound for our theme for the evening, “Long May You Run” The 76th birthday of Bob Dylan.

Last year was quite a year for Bob Dylan. He became the first musician to ever be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His lyrics have long been the voice of a generation, and his catalog of famous songs is epic. Indeed, “The Times They Are-A-Changing.” Bay area favorite, James Nash will open the show, as well as sitting in with the band. A memorable night is in store with the most famous of Dylan’s songs, as well as some deep cuts from his more than 50 years in music. This is a must see show for all fans of Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

Shakey Zimmerman is led by veteran Bay Area musician, Pat Nevins on guitar, vocals, and harmonica. Shakey Zimmerman packs the powerhouse and iconic songs of legendary songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The songs are carried by Nevins, who has an uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young’s trademark voices, while giving them his own stamp. The catalog of songs is deep. Shows are packed with famous songs that come one after another entertaining audiences of all ages. The band can also surprise even the biggest fans with some unexpected deep cuts. Shakey Zimmerman is locked and loaded with a dizzying array of tunes that span the decades, and Nevins embraces both the sensitive side of Dylan and Young, as well as the power-packed electric driven rock and roll side. Tonight the band will lean on the Dylan side of course touching on the Dylan songs that Neil Young himself has covered and more.

Pat Nevins played for six years as a member of Ghosts of Electricity, solidifying his knack for delivering intense Bob Dylan style vocals. He has shared the stage and opened for many famous names, including our own Bob Weir, David Nelson, The Radiators, Commander Cody, Merle Saunders, Koko Taylor, and Lonnie Brooks. Nevins is joined in the band by fingerpicking and fierce attack of guitar slinger, Jody Salino. As a protégé of Jorma Kaukonen, as well as Dave Van Ronk, Stefan Grossman, John Renbourne, and Ian Buchannan, all students of Reverand Gary Davis, Salino developed his guitar prowess as both an acoustic and electric force in his band The Bluescasters. Salino is also a highly skilled recording engineer who has worked his studio magic on many album projects alongside Bill Kirchen, Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring, Rasheid Ali, Jaco Pastorius, and Earnest “Boom” Carter. Rounding out the band is solid country rock drummer of the Bluescasters and popular Marin county bassist, Jen Rund of Lumination and Tally Up, and on keyboards, from Achilles Wheel and Poor Man’s Whiskey, Ben Jacobs. More special guests to be announced!

Shakey Zimmerman promises Satistaction guaranteed. Every show is a field of dreams.
James Nash
James Nash
James Nash is no stranger to musical diversity. As at home with Charlie Parker and Bill Monroe as he is with Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix, the accomplished guitarist embraces the potential challenges of playing multiple genres with both joy and aplomb.
Nash's broad vocabulary, both as scholar and stylist, has led to a genre-bending approach that has served him well for a decade as a lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the eclectic and virtuosic Americana ensemble, The Waybacks. Similarly, they make him a fitting helmsman for both the electric rock 'n soul grooves of The Nomads and the daredevil acoustic escapades of The NashVillains.

His spirited improvisational flights, whether on his Santa Cruz acoustic or Fender Stratocaster, are dazzling to behold, a deft combination of innate musicality and jaw-dropping technique. Guitar Player has described him as "gracecful but fiery, elegant and colorful, rampantly eclectic." The Chicago Tribune has praised his "near-ideal balance of irreverence, chops, discipline, and originality." James has recorded a dozen albums and performed at countless festivals and venues across the country, serving as bandleader for ensembles with the likes of everyone from Elvis Costello to Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck to Bob Weir, Joan Osborne to Jerry Douglas, and more.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941