Help a Brother Out Benefit w/ Pearly Baker's Best, Secret Squirrels, Two Hour Delay, & Sheralyn Jeanne

Funk 'n Waffles Downtown Presents:

Help a Brother Out Benefit w/ Pearly Baker's Best, Secret Squirrels, Two Hour Delay, & Sheralyn Jeanne

Secret Squirrels, Two Hour Delay

Mon · April 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


A benefit to help raise money for Eric Brown's Brother who has Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

8pm Sherlyn Welldone
8:30 Secret Squirrels
9:30 Two Hour Delay
10:30 Pearl Baker's Best

Pearly Baker's Best
Pearly Baker's Best
This experience was one of the sweetest I've ever had in several years of doing this sort of thing," Gans said. "One of the most wonderful things about Grateful Dead music is that it is a language of its own. If you know the syntax of Grateful Dead improvisation, you can jump up on stage with people you've never met before and make great things happen. These guys were all fluent speakers, all grown-ups, all professionals and they were incredibly generous with their space on the stage. I melted into the band. 

David Gans - (Musician and 30 year host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour and co-host of Sirius-XM’s Grateful Dead Channel “Tales from the Golden Road”) 

Pearly Baker’s Best is a Grateful Dead tribute with both a weekly residency and a devoted following at one of the top local venues in Syracuse, NY every Monday night.  Playing the music of The Grateful Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band, The Beatles and other covers they delight their devout followers with a powerful show once a week out of the band’s current song list which tops 180 songs.  The band’s strong improvisational foundation leads the way, allowing their sets to be visualized much like weaving a tapestry; each thread of verse, chorus or bridge is expertly weaved into the fabric of their sound and playing to be completely embraced by their audience.  Also, careful attention is always given to ensuring that each song is treated with the necessary vocal ingredients to cause the listener to be drawn into the music at the deepest level.  The band’s desire is to provide each audience member with a ‘Grateful Dead-like experience,’ allowing them to encounter the show as a translational, musical undertaking.   Currently PBB can go 9 shows without repeating a song and is always adding to it's ever expanding catalog of 200 songs which includes original songs on occasion. The band does play shows in addition to their weekly residency in Syracuse, all across New York State.   The band has begun to incorporate original music into their sets and recently had the privilege of sharing their stage with David Gans; long-time archivist for the Grateful Dead, broadcaster, song writer and music journalist.  David expressed a strong desire to share the stage with Pearly Baker’s again in the near future.  There is truly nothing like a Pearly Baker’s Best show.  

The members of the band are:  Charley Orlando (guitar/vocals), Brian Lauri (keyboards/vocals), Eric Brown (lead guitar/vocals), Eric Wise (bass/vocals), Brian Welch (drums/vocals) and Tim Bergen (drums).
Secret Squirrels
Secret Squirrels
Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band
Two Hour Delay
Two Hour Delay
Blowing in from the snow belt of Central NY, “Two Hour Delay” (aka 2HD) brings a blend of new music drawing upon influences from rock & roll, blues, folk, country & bluegrass.

Led by singer/songwriter Tim Burns, the band performs a mix of strong original music as well as some tasty covers. Tim has nearly 50 original tunes to his credit, but draws from any of 200+ covers (and twists them a little) just to mix things up.

Tim has teamed up with some seasoned talent from Central NY including Bob Gaus on electric guitar, Brian Welch on drums & vocals, and recent addition Joe Henson on vocals & bass guitar. The band is eager to develop new original tunes with the addition of Joe's songwriting ability.

In the past couple of years, 2HD has opened Rusted Root, Donna the Buffalo, Floodwood, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Big Leg Emma, and has their sights set on sharing the stage with many more of their favorite acts in the coming year.

This group is focused on developing original music to capture the listener… perhaps for a couple hours at a time.
Venue Information:
Funk 'n Waffles - Downtown
307 S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202