GARYFEST 2 – A Musical Tribute to Gary Hartman
Houston Texas – May 9th & 10th, 2014
New Monsoon, featuring their original percussion section, with special guests Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO)
Fri May 9th and Sat May 10th at Last Concert Café.
New Monsoon presents a two-night concert event in tribute to their beloved friend and manager, Gary Hartman, who passed away unexpectedly on March 31st, 2012.
New Monsoon performs two nights at the Last Concert Café, with special guests Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO). New Monsoon’s original three-headed percussion crew; Rajiv Parikh, Marty Ylitalo and Brian Carey, will reunite once again at the LCC to pay homage to Gary and his impact on their personal and professional lives.
Gary had a burning passion for live music, especially when played “without a net”. A lifelong Deadhead and live music taper/trader, he relished the unique nature of each show, and helped this music live on through recordings. As a live concert promoter in Houston and co-founder of Tapir Productions, he brought like-minded national touring acts to Houston. In doing so, he helped create a family of devoted music fans, who came to be known as the Texas Tribe, who flourished at an amazing venue called The Last Concert Café.
When New Monsoon hit the road for their first national tour in 2003, Gary was eager to give them a try. His life, along with that of the band, would never be the same. New Monsoon came to feel that Houston, and especially the Last Concert Café, was their home away from home. They’ve returned each year for two and three-night stands that have become the stuff of jamband legend. In 2008 Gary formally joined the band as their manager, while continuing to bring national touring acts to Houston.
The Café has been a destination for New Monsoon’s most ardent fans from around the nation for nearly a decade, and they’ll be back in Houston with the band for the second GaryFest – two glorious nights to celebrate the life of their friend and mate, Gary Hartman.
We hope you will join us in Texas for another memorable weekend in Gary’s honor.