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    My name is Rob Glassman, a New Haven, CT native, and have been performing in Connecticut, and beyond, for over 20 years.
    Currently I perform in 2 bands, one of which I front on guitar with RGB and the other band I am percussionist, vocalist, and co-founder of Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk. We perform in clubs all over New England
    Also, when available, I perform with other bands, either as a percussionist, vocalist, and/or rhythm guitarist.
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    I feel honored and blessed to have shared the stage, and played, with the likes of the late Dr Charles Neville (Neville Brothers) Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), Mark Mercier (Max Creek) Tim Palmieri, and members of Kung Fu, Sikiru Adepoju, Billy Iuso, Scott Gubermans, David Gans, and many other well-known musicians including the amazing Jen Durkin of Jen Durkin and The Business, Deep Banana Blackout, and in 2006 she fronted the band “Rhythm Devils,” which featured the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart,Steve Kimock, Mike Gordon (Phish), and Sikiru Adepoju.

    More of my Bio can be found below.


    My Other Musical Hobbies…

    -Original music and Ad-jingle writing
    -DJ services
    -Sound consulting


  • Our success could not have happened without these great venues we play, that provided a safe environment. As well, it is because of YOU that continued to come to our shows, and with all the great bands and musicians out there, playing more often, the fact that so many still choose our shows is amazing, and we love every one of you! Our shows are your shows too, and we strive for this interaction with you all, and thank you all sincerely.
    Now more exciting news….RGB is currently recording, its first electric album, at Horizon Studios, release later in 2022. Stay tuned for updates!

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  • RGB performs regularly at dozens of breweries, restaurants, and music venues, all over NY,CT, and New England. We perform as an electric 4-6 piece band, or as an acoustic trio, quartet, or duo, and is not only known as a Grateful Dead/JGB Tribute, but also for covering a lot more than that, including some original music
    RGB has well over 1000 followers, and we thank every venue, and every one of our fans.

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  • Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk was born in 2015 when Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout/Mickey Hart-Bill Kreutzman’s “Rhythm Devils”) , Jordan Giangreco (The Breakfast), and Rob Glassman (RGB) took the concept of mixing funk, motown, disco tunes, basically anything groovin, with the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.
    The result has been the production of high energy shows, that always leaves audiences dancing, all night long.
    Steal Your Funk also always features a well-known cast of jamband musicians, and have performed multiple gigs with Doug Wimbish of Living Colour, the late Dr Charles Neville, Leo Nocentelli of the Meters, Sam Kininger of Lettuce, Tim Palmieri of Lotus/The Breakfast/Kung Fu, as well as Adrian Tramontano/Chris DeAngelis of The Breakfast/Kung Fu.
    If you are not familiar with Jen “Pipes” Durkin, she was front woman for Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Billy Kreutzman"s band, “The Rhythm Devils,” after Jerry Garcia passed. The band also featured Mike Gordon (Phish) and Steve Kimock, on an amazing 30 day “Super Group” tour, debuting new songs written by Robert Hunter. In the Summer of 2008, “Pipes” kept on touring in the Mickey Hart Band, with master of funk George Porter, Jr, Walfredo Reyes Jr, and Kyle Hollingsworth
    Jenny “Pipes” is also well known for her popular band’s of the 90s, which included “The Bomb Squad, and Deep Banana Blackout.” Jen and Deep Banana Blackout became a regular act at the Gathering of the Vibes, and nationally opening for Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, P-Funk, Gov’t Mule, John Scofield and James Brown.
    Jen began a writing partnership with Ian Mc Hugh and the Bomb Squad, which became a creative outlet for Jen. They co wrote and produced 2 CDs, and after winning the Nationwide Best Unsigned Band competition, at 2003 American Music Awards, beating out 1200 bands from all over the USA, they performed live before Metallica!
    Jen continued to work with legendary Parliament Funkadelic founder, and keyboardist, Bernie Worrell, and went on tour nationally with his band.

    Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk always brings a night of high energy, interactive vibes, transitioning and immersing a classic mix of funk, R & B, dance, and motown, with good ole Grateful Dead.
    SYF advocates a good time with positive vibes, and every show leaves people wanting more.

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  • Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Tribute Band
    started by Scott Guberman (Terrapin Crossroads, Phil Lesh and Friends), Johnny Chang, and Myself. Currently the core of this project is with young phenom, lead guitarist John Spignesi, and Myself.

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  • MORE ABOUT ROBBIE G:

  • Growing up I loved R & B and Motown, and a whole lot more, including classic rock and even disco. Watching music shows like American Bandstand, Soul Train, and MTV also had a big influence on me.
    Then in high school I went to my first Grateful Dead concert, and was hooked! I began seeing shows, touring, collecting tapes, and all that came along, which including learning about not only about music, but also about other bands that encompassed The Grateful Dead. Especially the Woodstock bands, and at same time diving into Bob Dylan, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, The Meters, Phish, and Widespread Panic. When Branford Marsalis performed with the GD, my ears began to find the love for jazz, and the legends, like the late Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Ornette Coleman, and many more.
    After seeing the Grateful Dead, especially watching their two drummers, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman, I became interested in taking on percussions, however more of a fun thing to do than anything else. I soon started to play a wooden tone box back in the late 80’s, and then began to sit in with a few bands. After returning from living on the island of Maui in 1991, I purchased a pair of Green CPs by LP, followed by a pair of mini LPs, as well as a pair of Matador Bongos. All of which I still own and play today. I also added blocks, bells, symbols, and scaled-down rack, and began to play out with various blues bands around New Haven during the 90s. In the late 90’s I decided to take playing guitar a little more seriously, and began teaching myself, of course with a little help from some close friends. Soon I formed a band, began writing music, and playing out more often.

    My hobby still continues, and love sharing it with all of you..

    So much fun!

    I thank all those who come see us and support the music and positive vibes!

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