Painted Mandolin

Painted Mandolin is back by popular demand for the Fall Festival! With jamming instrumentals and soaring harmonies, Painted Mandolin explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia…from his Jug Band days, to Old and In the Way, through the Dead’s ‘Reckoning period and the Garcia Grisman Band. These guys were a big hit at last year’s Fall Festival, when they appeared on the Main Stage as a tweener, as well as their show in the Food Court and at the Play Stage. If you missed it, you might not realize that you already know and love the members of Painted Mandolin. Joe Craven (violin/percussion/mandolin) needs no introduction, Larry Graff (guitar/mandolin) better known to us as Airy Larry from the Banana Slug Sting Band, Matt Hartle (guitar/banjotar) is in the house with his groovy vocals and keeping the cadence cool is Roger Sideman (bass). Watch a video to see Painted Mandolin deliver your familiar favorites with tremendous talent, or better yet, check them out at the Freight & Salvage, with the Rita Hosking Trio, on January 5th. Either way, it’s going to be a great time on the Music Meadow with Painted Mandolin, not to be missed!

Spring 2017

Strawberry Music Festival
May 25th-29th, 2017

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Grass Valley, CA

Fall 2017

Strawberry Music Festival
August 31st - September 4th

Tuolumne, CA