Free Music Festival: West Coast ZonerJam II

The West Coast Zoner Family is once again, very pleased to announce a full day of FREE music in San Francisco's McLaren Park.
April 10, 2008 - PRLog -- The West Coast Zoner Family is once again, very pleased to announce a full day of FREE music at the venerable Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park, San Francisco. There will be performances by 6 bands along with poets, dancers, jugglers, and artists. This year’s event, dedicated to the memory of Martín Fierro, ( is a celebration of the community spirit and camaraderie found on the lot then or online now. “The original inspiration for the ZonerJam is to create a place where friends (new & old) can get together, make music and spend time together…Only those that show up are welcome to attend”, comments event organizer, Canyon DiMaio. This is a BYO event, no food, beverages, alcohol will be sold. This event was sponsored by donations from various Zoner folks from all over the country. A very sincere thank you goes out to the community at who helped make this happen again!!

Sue Weiand’s photos from West Coast Zoner Jam ‘07

Scheduled performers;

Jessica with Desert Dream Dance Co (11:45, 1:30 & 3:40)
Santa Cruz belly dancers Jessica, Brandice, and Janelle are cooking up a medley of psychedelic solos created just for the WCZJ2.  This will be a colorful and upbeat fusion of Middle Eastern dance and classic rock culture.  In addition, they will be performing a troupe piece from the Desert Dream Dance Company's repertoire, created by director Janelle Rodriguez. ;

Gazelles (12:00PM – 12:30PM) Gazelles is a San Francisco duo featuring Garrin Benfield on guitar, loops and soundscapes in conjunction with Post-Beat Poet Sam Flot performing his original poetry.  Gazelles is a band that operates within a loose structure intended to allow the music and words to combine together to define which landscape will be crossed at any given intersection of time, place, guitar and words.

Lost Ticket (12:40PM – 1:30PM)
Lost Ticket is a trio rooted in classic hard rock. Their original songs are frighteningly fast and furious. Lost Ticket is made up of Bay Area rock veterans Douglas Garay (Pebble Theory, Dedicated Maniacs) on bass and vocals, Paul Joseph (Pockit) on guitar and lead vocals, & Thomas Perry (Flametal, Skeletons, Pockit) on drums, percussion and vocals. Lost Ticket’s debut record, “Warning” was released in 2007.  "Lost Ticket:  Black Sabbath mixed with Cream, and make it heavy!"

West County Outlaws (1:50PM – 2:40PM)
“We love to share our music!” Todd Gorman states proudly. Gorman is the propellant behind the inception of the West County Outlaws philosophy. Founded in the winter of 2006, West County Outlaws play original and covered material. Rooted in Americana, the San Francisco Sound, r/b and good ole rock'n roll, West County Outlaws bring harmony and musical dialog to their performances. In addition the band includes Van Solkov, songwriter extraordinaire and bassist, Boyd Bel on lead guitar. Boyd comes from the grand city of New Orleans, now residing in Cotati, and Lisa DiMaio on vocals.

Left Coasting (2:50PM – 3:40PM)
Inspired by the principle of Zen Parking {you need not actively seek the space, it will present itself to you}, a vision was born of starting a band that would use improvisation to create itself rather than be created. This band’s diverse style, draws on various musical traditions, including funk, blues, improvisational rock, folk and jazz, engaging in free improvisation, in effect spontaneously composing music that has never been heard before by the audiences or the players themselves. Blending a mix of originals and covers, there’s always fun to be had when Left Coasting hits the stage!

William Mylar Band (4:00PM – 4:55PM)
The William Mylar Band is a project made up of musicians who have regular gigs with other bands. The band features, William Mylar, who has become well known over the last 30 years primarily as a singer/songwriter. His music was dubbed “Folk Wave” in the 70s because of his eclectic arrangement of different genres into acoustic/electric presentations. The members of the William Mylar Band and their primary work: Mylar – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Klepic – Keyboards (Skynnyn Lynnyrd), Tim Fisher – Bass/Vocals (Frankie Lee, Dana Moret), Glenn Hair – Guitar/Vocals (Vivian Lee), Peter Philis – Drums/Vocals (Mind X)

Roarshock (4:55PM – 5:00PM)
(aka D. A. Wilson) will read an original poem -- composed in 1979 -- which celebrates life and the root spirit of the ZonerJam -- the music of the Grateful Dead.

Dedicated Maniacs (5:00PM – 5:55PM) The Dedicated Maniacs are a group of veteran Bay Area musicians inspired by the psychedelic cowboy music of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Grateful Dead, David Nelson Band, Willie Nelson, etc. They actively utilize their improvisational and general weirdness skills to reinterpret the classic American music catalog of the West and Southwest.

AllZonerJam (5:56PM – 6:30PM)

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