7 Walkers

Kenny Dorham's Backyard
1106 East 11th Street

Bill Kreutzmann from the Grateful Dead
Papa Mali
Matt Hubbard
George Porter Jr.of The Meters
WSG The Trim

Date: October 15, 2011

Doors Open at: 6:00pm
Show starts at: 7:00pm


Advance Tickets: $30 dollars
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Tickets at Door: $35 dollars

For More Information:
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Grateful Dead Drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali, and George Porter Jr. to perform East Side fundraiser for Kenny Dorham's Backyard with new band 7 Walkers

Grooveland and DiverseArts Culture Works are excited to announce 7 Walkers performing live in concert on October 15.  The concert will be held at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard located at 1106 E 11th Street. Tickets are $30.00 advanced and $35 at the door. Tickets can be found online at www.7walkers.com.

Local Austin roots rock band, The Trim opens the show at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. The concert will be held in part as a fundraiser for DiverseArts Culture Works.  The broad mission of DiverseArts Culture Works is to promote and expand cultural awareness and appreciation of the arts in Austin, Texas. Through their various component projects they address the arts, in general, with a view that is multicultural and multidisciplinary in scope. However, their strongest programming efforts are directed to the traditional music and culture of African Americans

Bill Kreutzmann can barely contain his enthusiasm for 7 Walkers, the former Grateful Dead drummer’s new band with guitarist/vocalist Papa Mali, legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter Jr., and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard. “I can’t believe how much fun I’m having playing with these guys!” says Kreutzmann, who never missed a gig in the Dead’s 30 years together. “We’re making art together and having the best time.”

One listen to 7 Walkers’ self-titled debut album (Response Records / November 2, 2010) and it’s easy to understand why Kreutzmann is so pumped. With nearly all of its songs co-penned by Papa Mali and longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, 7 Walkers is an electrifying hybrid of classic Bay Area rock and New Orleans funk. Kreutzmann calls it “swampadelic.”