Mickey Hart @ the Belly Up

Grateful Dead's former drummer bellied up to Solana Beach for a recent show.

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Grateful Dead's former drummer Mickey Hart bellied up to Solana Beach for a recent show.
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Hart and his band performed a percussion-heavy set at the Belly Up on Dec. 5.
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Hart is currently in the middle of a tour that will take him across the U.S. and back.
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His band is made up of Crystal Monee Hall on vocals and guitar, Tim Hockenberry playing brass, Gawain Matthews on guitar, keyboardist Ben Yonas, Sikiru Adepoju on percussion, drummer Ian Herman (drums) and Widespread Panic's Dave Schools on bass.
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Hart joined the Dead in September 1967.
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He left the band in 1971, returning three years later, where he settled in until guitarist Jerry Garcia's death and the breakup of the band in 1995.
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Hart was the force behind the album "Planet Drum," which was released in 1991 and stayed atop the World Music Billboard chart for six months.
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The album won the first world music Grammy ever awarded.
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Hart and the surviving members of the Grateful Dead continue to work together, including the Other Ones and Ratdog.
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