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One Eleven Heavy 'Crosses' The Atlantic With Grateful Dead-Indebted Boogie

Featuring members of Wooden Wand and Royal Trux, One Eleven Heavy pays tribute to rock bands that thrived on wild-eyed improvisation, but still knew how to write an easygoing melody.
One Eleven Heavy features Wooden Wand's James Toth (right) and Nick Mitchell Maiato of Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (left), plus members of Royal Trux, the Solar Motel Band. Source: Courtesy of the artist

There's a dancing bear slapped on the back of a station wagon cranking out a copy of — it's no deep dive from one of , but at the top of its game. You exchange eyes with the driver, acknowledge the good-times jams, and counter with a '77 date. Soon enough, you're holding up traffic, but the songs keep on truckin'.

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