My Peak of the week this week is one familiar to most Pittsburgh music fans. The 20th annual D-Jam concert taking place this Saturday
at the Rex. That’s tomorrow! As usual the music will be provided by area jam band theCAUSE this year featuring Jeff Mattson and Lisa Mackey from Dark Star Orchestra, Randy Baumann from WDVE , Kip Lieber, Bill Maruca, and Mark Demeno. theCAUSE are a fantastic Greatful Dead inspired Jam band consisting of Eric “Pappy” Weingrad (guitar/vocals), Jill Paone Simmons (vocals), Mike South (drums), and David Tauberg (bass/vocals).
The “Cause” for the evening is Just Harvest. They address hunger in Allegheny County at its root – economic injustice – through a focus on public policy, food access, and community power. www.justharvest.org Just Harvest has spent over 30 years following through on its mission of community organizing, communication, and service.
Past beneficiaries of the event include: The Greater Pittsburgh Area; Food Bank, and The Women’s Center and Shelter. The previous shows have raised over 100,000 dollars.
According to the band’s website the following musicians have participated over the years:
Big Jake Robinson
Left For Dead
Powers Run Band
Scott and Lisa Silverman
Joe Walsh (the other Joe Walsh)
Lisa Ann Mackey
Jill Paone Simmons
and of course David Tauberg who is the D in D jam. He actually started the event before he started the band. He says he has been working on the show since November and the best part is playing the music.
Tickets are available at www.justharvest.com please support this fantastic event for an even better cause.