Magic Carpet Ride

is a musical journey through one of the most electrifying and impactful times America has ever seen.

Immerse your senses in an electrifying video show projection accompanying  a live performance of songs by The Doors, The Grateful Dead, The Byrds, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Procol Harum, Cream, The Zombies, Steppenwolf and Janis Joplin.

The Musicians: 
Caitlynn Daniels, vocal, guitar, keys
Brian Pierce, keyboard, guitar and vocal 
Gary Rue, bass, vocal 
Zach Spicer, drums, vocal  
Blake Foster, guitar, vocal

The Light Show: 
In the late 60s and early 70s, our lighting designer, Nautilus Music Theater's Ben Krywosz created and operated shows for many national groups at Fillmore West and other Bay area venues in San Francisco, among them, BLUE CHEER and IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY. He also provided lighting for productions of TOMMY and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

The light show itself is a highlight of this experience, being "improvisational and hands-on, conjuring up swiftly changing kaleidoscopic images that ebb and flow with the music"  

Behind the Scenes: 
Magic Carpet Ride has been expertly created by lighting designer Ben Krywosz in association with Gary Rue and Sidekick Theatre to bring audiences back to the days when Bay area musicians were making an impact on the social fabric of our country. 

The exacting musicianship of the band is supercharged bythe light show itself,  what critics have called ‘the 6th member of the ensemble’.

This show is Unique. Imaginative. Historical. Artful.
EVERYBODY should be experienced!

Here are comments from audience members:


"Omgoodness! That was the best!!!!I hope we have the opportunity to see it again!” 

"Wow! Loved it! ...Ben's light show was fantabulous! All your performers were such fine singers and musicians and obviously really into it; the coordination between light show and live performing was perfect!”

 "...fabulous concert last night! Such talent. Looked like you were having a lot of fun too."

 "It really was incredible!"

"...was an amazing show- a feast for the eyes and the ears!!"

"VERY talented and entertaining group of musicians. A trip way back in time to 1967!"

How it works...

The photo shows the workings of Ben Krywosz and crew designing lighting for the debut of "Magic Carpet Ride: The Music of San Francisco". Ben (Nautilus Theater) designed and operated lighting shows at various venues in the Bay area from the late 60s to early 70s. This light show is guaranteed to dazzle (the work will be based on Ben's original elements from 1967) and the musicians are terrific! (Think Jefferson Airplane, Doors, Procol Harum, the Grateful Dead and more!)