June 20: Black Mountain Asphalt Boys at Dance Palace


Before he was in the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia spent time in two bands with teenage buddies. The Black Mountain Boys (Jerry, David Nelson and Eric Thompson) got together 51 years ago, and the Asphalt Jungle Mountain Boys (Jerry, Eric Thompson and Jody Stecher) started jamming together 50 years ago. Now the remaining boys are uniting forces for a reunion of sorts, and throwing fiddle master Paul Shelasky into the mix when they play together as the Black Mountain Asphalt Boys. Their bluegrass sound and keen musicianship is on display Friday, June 20, at the Dance Palace, 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 8pm. $22. 415.663.1075.