NJProghouse Concert Series to Host Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins classic trio configuration to play Northeast and Midwest dates for the first time since forming in the 1990s. Mike Keneally has played with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai and many others, in addition to his long-standing solo career.
Mike Keneally (guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist) has been playing with Joe Travers (drums) and Bryan Beller (bass) since 1993, when they were members of the Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa band Z. Throughout the 90s, as Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins, they played frequently on the West Coast in support of Keneally’s solo albums hat., Boil That Dust Speck and Sluggo. Although Keneally has worked with countless brilliant musicians throughout his solo career, fans have long held a special appreciation for the high energy, humor, camaraderie and virtuosity of the Keneally/Beller/Travers triumvirate. Now finally, after more than two decades, this powerful trio version of MK/BFD is coming to states in the Midwest and Northeast of the US, and playing music covering the gamut of Keneally’s career, from those classic 90s releases all the way up to the brand new Scambot 2.
Mike Keneally has played with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai and many others, in addition to his long-standing solo career. He and Bryan Beller currently play together in Joe Satriani’s band, and have toured extensively in the metal band Dethklok. Beller is also a member of the instrumental juggernaut The Aristocrats. Joe Travers, in addition to past drumming duties with Zappa Plays Zappa and Duran Duran, has held the position of Vaultmeister for the Zappa Family Trust since the 90s, exhuming unreleased Frank Zappa tapes for release to the public. http://www.keneally.com
Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins will be touring with special guest Travis Larson Band. With six studio albums and two full-length DVDs, the award-winning TLB is firmly rooted as one of instrumental music’s premier acts, having worked on records with Steve Lukather (Toto), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Dixie Dregs), Vinx (Sting, Herbie Hancock). Additionally, the band has shared live billing with Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), Ronnie Montrose, and The Aristocrats. TLB’s release Soundmind earned accolades as Guitar Player Magazine Editor’s Top Three in 2011. Travis Larson Band will release a new album in 2016. http://www.travislarsonband.com
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Jon P. Yarger