NorthBouND EXPReSS Positive Vibe CD on sale now on iTunes.


Acoustic RGB (formerly Northbound Express) is an amazing acoustic Grateful Dead, classic rock “Jamband” from New England, influenced highly by the music of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Band, and many other bands from the 60s to the present. With no drummer, they are known for their large sound, and fantastic jams, and their shows are fun, entertaining, and provide listeners with an enjoyable blend of classic rock tunes and jams.

Acoustic RGB (formerly Northbound Express) is perfect for smaller venues that just can’t host a large band, however, they have been repeatedly booked at New England festivals, fairs, and other larger venues. All band performances generate creative sound and energy.

Acoustic RGB (formerly Northbound Express), like the Grateful Dead, combine improvisational jamming with old standards, transporting the audience and band into a connected, spiritual groove, which guarantees a good time. They create a good lovin’ gathering of hipsters, folksters, and rockers, who enjoy good music, and promote positive vibes.

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Band Members:

RG – Guitar and Vocals

Guitarists who have played in Acoustic RGB formerly known as Northbound Express:
Chris Gilbransen, Johnny Provo, Stephen Vergati, Dr. Paul Pasquaretta, and Jim Eager

Bassists who have played in Acoustic RGB formerly known as Northbound Express:
Dan Crea (The Garcia Project, Fennario)
Ralph Santoro (Sleeping Giant, The Slides),
Tim Morse (Liberty Bus, Shakedown, Mts of the Moon)
Ken Donovan Jr (Brothers Donovan),
Ivan Podgewaite

JO Smith – Sax

Occasional Keyboardist
Jordan Giangreco (Jammy Winning, The Breakfast and currently Viral Sound),
Scott Guberman (Shakedown,Dead Show,Illuminati,Vince Welnick band)


Chief Photographer:
Jim Anderson

Other Photographers:

Listen to our recent live show from WESU 88.1FM, Middletown, CT –
DeadAir Show with Uncle John, Dec 19th,2010

Scroll through the show on the music players to find us.

Listen to our recent live show from WESU 88.1FM , Middletown,CT.
The Psychedelicatessen with Psychedelic Rick, Dec 19th,201

WESU 88.1FM The Psychedelicatessen Middletown,CT. 5/3/09 Listen Here

WESU 88.1FM The Psychedelicatessen Middletown,CT. 8/2/09 Listen Here