About the Band

Band Members:

Pete AltmanBass:  Pete is from New York, got to Rockville by way of Texas, and is a founding member of the band.  Since high school, he’s played in a number of Dead cover and original bands, including The Ice Weasels and Wax Elephant. Altman and Eig met through the most common suburban social mixer: kids’ soccer league. Soon after, Altman, Eig and Schaeffer started jamming together.

 Jason EigRhythm Guitar:  Jason lives in Rockville, Maryland and is one of the founding members of the band.  Jason has played in several other bands over the past two decades before teaming up with Al and Pete to form the Montgomery Warlocks.  Jason and his wife Heather are life-long Washingtonians and can often be found out-and-about in the DC music scene.  They share their love of the Grateful Dead with their 2 sons and 1 daughter.

Eric GoldbergLead Guitar:  Eric lives in Alexandria, Virginia and has played in bands since he was in high school.  He has played various genres of guitar, from blues to bluegrass.  Like his musical hero Jerry Garcia, Eric incorporates different musical influences to capture the spirit of the Grateful Dead songbook.

Edward O’ConnellPiano and Keyboards: Edward is a Washington, D.C.-based singer and songwriter, whose albums “Vanishing Act” (2014) and “Our Little Secret” (2010) topped power pop “best-of-the-year” lists and earned glowing reviews from the pop cognoscenti (MOJO: “Brilliant!”).  Although he first saw the Grateful Dead when they played Dillon Stadium in Hartford in July 1972, he is regarded as the John Mayer of the Montgomery Warlocks in terms of his later-life conversion experience. http://www.edwardoconnell.com

Al SchaefferDrums:  A founding member of the band, Al is originally from New York. He got his first drum kit at age 12 and has played in bands all over the Northeast, including Your Mother in Ithaca, NY and Boston, The Forons in Boston, Abbey Road in Hartford, The Icons in Philly, and Phantom Gear in DC.  Al also anchored a twenty-piece big band in DC.

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