Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SOLD OUT - Dinner and a Show with The Rock Collection - unplugged!

Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
* Mark Karan * Lebo * Robin Sylvester *

An Autumnal Equinox menu by Chef Jeff

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 9-22-13    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***



Cypress Grove “Purple Haze” Fondue with things for dipping.

Mini seared rare Hawaiian Ahi Tuna “Bahn Mi” with Sriracha mayo, pickled veggies and cilantro

Griddled sweet white corn scallion cakes with lemon chive 
crème fraiche

Babe Farms Dino Kale and Happy Boy butter lettuce Caesar with 
garlicky bread crumbs and shaved grana

Moss House potato gnocchi with roasted Full Belly Farms 
butternut squash, oven dried heirloom tomatoes, 
sunflower seeds and fried sage

Rosemary and garlic crusted Marin Sun Farms tri-tip
on the Barb-ie with Jeff’s A-1-A sauce

Larger than expected Moss House Oreo cookies"




Mark Karan, Dan Lebowitz and Robin Sylvester all play in the hot new band “The Rock Collection” amongst many other projects!  Mark Karan (RatDog) on electric guitar, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz (ALO) on acoustic guitar and pedal steel, and Robin Sylvester (RatDog) on bass. Robin has recorded or performed with the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Marty Balin, and Bo Diddley. Robin and Mark toured together with Bob Weir & RatDog for many years. Mark has also toured/recorded with artists such as Dave Mason and Delaney Bramlett, in addition to pop acts such as Sophie B. Hawkins and the Rembrandts. Lebo is a founding member of ALO (formerly Animal Liberation Orchestra), and has opened for/toured with Jack Johnson, G Love, and Galactic

Mark Karan is best known for performing with the extended Grateful Dead family. For the last twelve years, he has anchored the lead guitar slot in Bob Weir & RatDog, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans year-round. Before crossing over into the land of the Dead, Mark worked his guitar and vocal voodoo for the likes of Dave Mason, Delaney Bramlett, the Rembrandts, Paul Carrack, Huey Lewis, Jesse Colin Young and Sophie B. Hawkins.

Mark also tours with an array of amazing musicians in his own “Mark Karan’s Buds”, where his soulful blues-based vocal stylings and inspired guitar work meld with the remarkably creative and responsive playing of his friends in a passionate delivery of the psychedelicized sounds of Americana. This is where rock meets R&B and country and mixes with the soul of New Orleans… with healthy portions of reggae, folk, funk and whatever else the muse might bring.

Mark’s debut album, “Walk Through the Fire” was released in 2009 to critical acclaim, and features very special guests Delaney Bramlett, Bill Payne, Mike Finnigan, Pete Sears, John Molo, Hutch Hutchinson, The Persuasions, The Rowan Brothers, and many more. He is in demand as both a studio musician and producer, having produced numerous albums for other artists, and recorded or composed a wide variety of music for film, television, and music libraries. His contributions to TV alone can currently be heard on over 15 networks and internationally in over 25 countries.

2012 saw Mark launch a residency at the newly reopened Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley (CA), where he delivered sold out shows with a variety of local and celebrity musicians, including Huey Lewis, members of Furthur, The Mother Hips, ALO, Primus, Roy Rogers, The Waybacks and more.

Since then, Mark has launched his new band “Mark Karan’s Buds”, and is planning the release of several new CDs as well as touring extensively throughout this year and next. The floating cast of characters that make up Mark’s “Buds” include Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir & Ratdog), Mookie Siegel (David Nelson band, New Riders of the Purple Sage), Wally Ingram (David Lindley, Steve Kimock, Eric Burdon), Danny Eisenberg (Ryan Adams, Mother Hips), Bobby Vega (Zero, Etta James, Sly Stone), Paul Olguin, John Hanes, Billy Lee Lewis (Roy Rogers’ delta rhythm kings, Tommy Castro) and more.

In 2013 and 2014 you can see Mark jamming with the psychedelic Bob Dylan-based “Ghosts of Electricity” (featuring Mark, Stu Allen, Robin Sylvester, Mookie Siegel, Greg Anton & Pat Nevins), and “the Rock Collection”, a loose, fun group based on the soulful chemistry between Mark, Lebo (ALO), Robin Sylvester & Greg Anton. Keep a lookout for frequent Terrapin Crossroads guest appearances with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin family band and Terrapin All-Stars.

Recently Mark has also discovered a real connection to his acoustic side and has been performing regularly at a variety of intimate, acoustic “house concerts” to delighted audiences...

Much more to come... Watch this exciting new chapter in Mark’s career