It’s no longer a secret that California-based Jerry’s Middle Finger (JMF) delivers the best Jerry Garcia Band tribute experience in the world – performing and celebrating the music of JGB with unparalleled sound and energy.
Humbly formed in 2015 by a group of professional musicians passionate about Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, JMF started honing its one-of-a-kind sound at LA speakeasies and beachside dive bars. Audiences of all ages instantly fell in love and soon JMF was playing explosive shows up and down the West coast, packing legendary venues like Sweetwater Music Hall, Teragram Ballroom, Belly Up, Terrapin Crossroads, and Pappy & Harriet’s—dazzling new fans on the scene and pulling even the most discerning Jerry fanatics out of their seats for the first time in decades.
The magic all starts with lead vocalist and guitarist Garrett Deloian. As a seasoned veteran of the blues circuit, he channels his lifelong love for the work of Garcia into every lick with his unparalleled high-octane guitar tone. Drummer/founder Rodney Newman, a student of The Dead/JGB since his youth, leads the band’s reliable and relentless rhythm section. Rounding things out are two powerhouse vocalists, Halina Janusz and Lisa Malsberger, and veteran pianist Jon Gold.
The future looks bright for JMF as they get ready to take their heartfelt magical dance parties to further points across the country. So whether you saw Jerry 500 times or were born after his time on earth, this much is true: JMF will make you feel like he’s still here.
Garrett Deloian – lead guitar and vocals
Halina Janusz – vocals
Lisa Malsberger – vocals
Jon Gold – keys and organ
Rodney Newman – drum kit