Win Tickets ($50): Marcus Rezak’s Gumbo @ Mission Theater | Inspired by 90s-style Phish Shows and Jams
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Marcus Rezak’s Gumbo @ Mission Theater on August 25. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 21.
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Marcus Rezak’s Gumbo
August 25, 2023
7PM, Show 8PM | $20 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info: mcmenamins.com
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
For Phans who yearn for 90s-style Phish shows and jams, Gumbo fulfills their nostalgic craving. Fronted by Marcus Rezak, the project recreates memorable shows from the 1.0 era in their entirety bolstered by a rotating cast of top-tier musicians who share Rezak’s fervor for the pivotal era in the band’s history. The inspiration began at The Rosemont Horizon on 10/3/99 when Rezak saw his first Phish show. That was the catalyst to see hundreds of subsequent shows as the budding guitarist absorbed the true essence of the band’s improvisational style and Trey Anastasio’s masterful guitar playing, singing, and songwriting. Rezak travels with the authentic 90s rig featuring a genuine G2 Paul Languedoc guitar, Mesa Boogie Mark 3 Amplifier, original spec Languedoc Cabinets, and 90s pedalboard layout. Coupled with his studies as an alumnus of prestigious music programs at Berklee and DePaul Universities, Rezak possesses an unmatched insight into presenting the music of Phish by covering pivotal shows by the band to a T transcending the typical tribute band experience. Gumbo strives to recreate this special 1.0 era of Phish concerts, which only exist in time capsules of cassette tapes, CDs, and memories, giving Phans back that feeling from the 90s.
Known as a master of jazz improvisation and a seasoned artist of the sit-in, Rezak is a frequent call among bands and musicians. Rezak’s 2018 debut as a bandleader saw him collaborating alongside Kris Myers and Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Arthur Barrow of Frank Zappa’s band, and legendary saxophonist Bill Evans. Since then he has toured across the US with eclectic lineups featuring the likes of Robby Kreiger, Ike Willis, Wally Ingram, Kris Myers, Jay Lane, Scott Page, and more; led his band through two tours on the US Virgin Islands; spearheaded official Umphrey’s McGee afterparties, and continued to hone his chops in his home studio and licensing endeavors.