Atlanta native, artist, and musician Mike “Swami” Schulman was a radio personality in the early 90s who called himself “Swami Gone Bananas.” Being a fine artist of the 60s style, he was noticed and began working for the Grateful Dead in 1992. Swami was, and still is, a graphic designer for the Dead with over 100 t-shirt and stage pass designs. He always said that the Grateful Dead were the best cover band ever, so when Jerry Garcia died in 1995, Swami put the band Swami Gone Bananas together to cover them. They’ve gone full circle since then, writing their own songs, becoming one of the south’s finest nightclub acts, and playing festivals all over the southeast. Swami’s line-up now might be the best ever – Atlanta legend Tommy Dean on bass/lead vocals, one of the south’s finest keyboardists Mike Ewbank, and drumming sensation J.R. Hawkins round out a stellar group. Jam out with them Labor Day weekend! Matilda’s Music Under the Pines, 850 Hickory Flat Road, Milton. 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
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