Some recipes are guaranteed for success long before the cooking begins...guitarist and vocalist Todd Gardner is as reverent as they come in regards to nurturing anything associated with Jerry Garcia" - Tyler Blue, Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City
Located in northern California, the ”Saints of Circumstance” is a line up of veteran musicians honoring the music of the Grateful Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band. The “Saints” draws from its diverse influences of R&B, jazz, and psychedelic rock, focusing on the live music experience reminiscent of the familiar shows of the past. The "Saints" was conceived by Todd Gardner in 2015, and has hosted many additional talented musicians such as Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh and Friends), Murph Murphy (Stu Allen and Mars Hotel , Izabella), Jordan Feinstein (Jordan and the Ritual, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel), Martin Holland (Melvin Seals' JGB Band), Gary Campus (The Deadbeats, Achilles Wheel), Mike Meagher (Stu Allen and Mars Hotel), and many more throughout its tenure. The "Saints" have had the fortune of playing many great venues and alongside many great artists including The Auburn Event Center (with Melvin Seals, Stu Allen, Greg Anton, Dan Lebowitz, Robin Sylvester), the Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, the Ain't Necessarily Dead Festival (with Moonalice, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel), and the Just Exactly Music Festival just to mention a few. The Saints offer an experienced high caliber Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band experience that will invoke those familiar memories of past Dead and JGB shows.