Electronic music has proven to be one of the most original and imaginative genres in music, but piano-house star LP Giobbi has turned EDM’s endless innovations into unexpected inspirations. , that is, taken into new territory by the Grateful Dead.
Tonight, January 21st, at The Big Dirty in downtown Eugene, LP Giobbi (real name Leah Chisholm) will headline her own “Dead House Set.” mix. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. Special guests Sara Z and Modern Lover will kick off the night with her LP taking the stage at midnight.
Raised in Eugene, Chisholm was raised by bona fide Deadheads. Her parents passed on her love for Dead at an early age and it became an integral part of her childhood, and to this day still plays an important role in her music career.
“It was my parents’ music,” Chisholm said. “I loved it at first because it was my home. That was my childhood.”
The Deadhouse show also celebrates the release of the official remix package for Jerry Garcia’s solo debut album Garcia (Remix), which hit the streaming platform last Friday. I was a guitarist and vocalist.
Jerry’s daughter, Trixie Garcia, and Mark Allan of Red Light Management, who manages Jerry Garcia’s estate, contacted Chisholm to remix the “Garcia” album to mark its 50th anniversary. I was. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a musician who was heavily influenced by Garcia and the Dead throughout his life.
“I was overwhelmed at first because Jerry’s voice was like part of my family,” she said. Music was playing all the time. He just wanted to do his best with these songs. ”
The experience, though challenging at times, was a fun time adding a twist and piano house flavor to the music of a lifetime icon. All of her songs had their own creative process to find the best way to combine the worlds, but she said the results were beyond rewarding.
“Remixing this project is not about making the song better. It never happens,” she said. “It’s about connecting my community with jam band Dead Her community and giving my thoughts there.”
The Dead House show will be her first show in her hometown. Getting the chance to perform for her family and the community she grew up in would make the show all the more meaningful.
“I can’t tell you what that means to me,” she said. “There are so many beautiful things, and I am so excited to share them with the community that raised me. Like so many of my parents’ friends who gave it to me, they’re all there, it’s going to be a very special experience.”
Chisholm’s original mashup of house and jam bands has inspired generations. Since she began mixing Grateful Her Dead stems into her home set, she has received countless messages from Deadhead parents and their children. Dead-loving parents have expressed a renewed appreciation for house and her music, and younger generations have expressed admiration for Dead’s music and what her parents love. Chisholm prides itself on being able to bridge the generation gap, building community and well-being in the process.
“I think my job as a DJ and producer is to be a pipe of joy for people,” she said. “When I can tap into my joy, I can be a mirror for others to tap into their joy. I think when I stand on the floor, I feel a part of something bigger than myself, and I think it has the power to heal and to make you feel that you are not alone. I try to leave with a feeling of community.”
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The Dead House Set doors open tonight, January 21st at 8pm at The Big Dirty, with the show starting at 9pm.Check out her new Garcia (Remixed) project here.