"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 high performing all-star 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 (Umbrella Jim, Shining Star) and Neil Campisano (Umbrella Jim, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel) in 2015, and has included many additional talented musicians such as Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh an Friends, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick), Murph Murphy (Stu Allen and Mars Hotel , Izabella), Steven Younger (Mo'Lases, D'Amphibians, New Speedway Boogiemen, Zigaboo Modeliste), Jordan Feinstein (Jordan and the Ritual, Stu Allen an dMars Hotel), Martin Holland (Melvin Seals' JGB Band), Gary Campus (The Deadbeats, Achilles Wheel), Mike Meagher (Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Lonesome Locomotive), Jen Rund (LUMANATION, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel), Clarence Clarke IV (City of Trees Brass Band), Kathryn Alves (Shining Star), and Eileen Flynn Bell (Totally Dead), 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 the Rock Collection (Melvin Seals, Stu Allen, Greg Anton, Dan Lebowitz, Robin Sylvester), the Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, the Ain't Necessarily Dead Festival (including Moonalice, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel), just to mention a few.