Hot Diggity! Zen Tricksters to Play Brooklyn Bowl Jan 22, 2013!!!
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:09 PM
Former band member Rob Barraco will rejoin the Zen Tricksters for a show at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on January 22. After leaving The Zen Tricksters, Barraco played keyboards with Phil Lesh’s classic Quintet, and he is currently a member of Dark Star Orchestra. Strengthening his recent connection with the keyboardist, Zen Tricksters frontman Jeff Mattson joined Dark Star Orchestra himself in 2009. Mattson and Barraco have also played a few acoustic duo a few years ago. Zen Tricksters have only made select appearances in recent years while the group’s members focus on other projects. Keith Kenny will open the Tricksters’ Bowl show.
Zen Tricksters have only made select appearances in recent years while the group’s members focus on other projects. Keith Kenny will open the Tricksters’ Bowl show.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:34 PM
Pray tell, Unbroken, inquiring minds want to know...
There is a venue in CT called Woodbury Ski and Racquet club.... they have been holding shows there for a long time.... can be big fun~!!
At any rate, I think it was in 2004 my buddy and I and a gal we knew ventured up for The ZT and Physical Graffiti (LZ trib).
We found a spot on the slope and set up our blanket and picnic
We noted a lively crew about 20 yards above us... they were rowdy as all hell.. basically they decided to use their cooler lids as sleds on the slippery grass.... and repeatedly crashed into our spot, knocking our shit over and the like... so we kept asking them to chill... eventually they slid directly into our lady friend, like hard into her back.
it was just me and my friend and a shitton of them, but we walked up and tried to be diplomatic but it escalated quickly and before we knew it we were tangled up and rolling down the hill... ended up in front of the stage in a 2 against 7 melee... we did amazingly well
At any rate- the good news is I now recall is was Physical Graffiti who was on stage at the time.... ZT had finished
I was super pissed cuz we got kicked out after being attacked
Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:15 PM
I think that place is what sent me into Concert Security work...
not from above incident but a different show where my friend and I hitched there, found two bright orange security vests and proceeded to "sshmooze" our way to drunken oblivion
Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:21 AM
ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT!!!
Here's a cool article about the show I helped to Produce... Who can come out to play next Tuesday night, Jan 22nd for Zen Tricksters with Keith Kenny opening?! Gonna be a great night!!!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:14 AM
This was my contribution, but as they say on the website, it's more of a reflection, than a review...
> > > Review is posted of the recent reunion show of Zen Tricksters featuring Tom Circosta, Jeff Mattson, Klyph Black, Dave Diamond, Jennifer Markard, Rob Barraco and Keith Kenny opened. This show was January 22 at Brooklyn Bowl and the review was written by Robert E ODonnell. Go check it out! :
Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:17 AM
I've been listening to the archive myself the last two days and from this old Zen head's ears they never sounded better.
They always amaze me at how they can come together so quickly, smoothly, without playing together anymore.
And man I love that sound. The sound of my favorite musicians. Jenn and Rob. Along with Dave, Klyph, Tommy, and of course Jeff. Best Tricksters lineup. The one of magic.
All of those old Zen classics, sounding so fresh. If those cd's came out now, now that Jeff and Rob are house hold names, they'd be big. No doubt.
I miss them so much, but of course am grateful for the times I do get, and the music that lives on.
Love you Zen Tricksters. Great show, as always!