Despite our having shared no news for the last few months, Sleepy Alligators have decidedly not been hibernating!
Announcing New Gator: Jose Jimenez
Back in December, we said farewell to our founding drummer, OLar Maksin.
OLar made enormous contributions to the band in our formative first year, helping bring the project to life, going deep with his study of a body of music that he had not previously been very familiar with, and helping to craft the Sleepy Alligators vibe.
We are very grateful for OLar’s hard work and enthusiasm, we wish him well in his future endeavors, and we will always honor him as a founding Gator.
Meanwhile, we’re incredibly excited to welcome Jose Jimenez to the band. Jose has been drumming since he was 10-years old, and counts the Grateful Dead as one of his earliest influences. He’s known Sleepy Alligators keyboardist Orion Lackey since middle school, and brings great energy and passion with him.
Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series: August 10th
As we announced on our Facebook Page, we’re honored to have been selected as one of only nine bands — out of 40 that applied — to perform as part of the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series. A summer evening, one of Bellingham’s beautiful parks, food trucks, family, friends, community and live music … it doesn’t get much better than that!
Since the Grateful Dead’s free concerts in the park were iconic and a HUGE part of their early legend, we look forward to recreating some of that spirit and vibe this August!
Bellingham Bay Brewery Fryday Fish Fry: August 11th
For the second summer in a row, we’ll be bringing an evening of Grateful Dead music to the always awesome Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden.
We love the all-ages picnic vibe, always appreciate the yummy fish & chips, and of course the legendary Boundary Bay craft brew will be flowing!
August is a ways off, we recognize that, we’re working on booking some other gigs for the spring, so we’ll keep you posted!
Playing, playing in the band.
Daybreak, daybreak on the land.