Sam Cutler “Meet and Greet + Book Signing” at Ripple TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH at 6pm


Sam Cutler “Meet and Greet + Book Signing” at Ripple


Sam Cutler, former tour manager of the Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones, will be making a rare U.S. appearance at Ripple on Tuesday September 8th!

This is the ONLY time you can meet Sam Cutler in person and have him sign one of his books for you in the area, other than Lockn’. The lines will be long at Lockn’. Here’s an intimate setting so you can really say hi and ask a question or two! 

Sam Cutler has worked with two of the largest grossing live artists in the world, the The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, and therefore been at the center of some of the most exciting developments in the music industry.

He is best known as former tour manager for the Rolling Stones during the time when the band performed at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert. Credited with first describing the Rolling Stones with the now famous line “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World…The Rolling Stones!”, Cutler appears in numerous scenes in the documentary film Gimme Shelter which covers the Rolling Stones’ 1969 American tour. Cutler can be heard on the Rolling Stones live album Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! introducing the band, and he is seen in the film Festival Express and the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park film.

Throughout his rock and roll career, Cutler was responsible for organizing some of the largest rock and roll shows in history outside of Woodstock including the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, the Dead’s participation in the 1970 Festival Express Tour of Canada, The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (at 700,000+ paid admission the largest single paid admission event in rock and roll history), and the 1972 European Tour of the Grateful Dead, the musical results of which can be heard on the Dead’s triple live album “Europe ’72″.

Recently published by Sam: You Can’t Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates. An exhilarating, all-access rock memoir from someone who has seen and done it all, this telling recounts the many experiences of Sam Cutler, the former tour manager of the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. With intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the 1960s and 1970s—including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Eric Clapton—this account is a must-read for all music fans. A detailed explanation of the infamous Rolling Stones concert in Altamont is also included. This is a DO NOT MISS event!

Come say hello and buy a book!!!


Join us at Ripple on Saturday May 9th for “Psychedelia… A Celebration of Tie Dye featuring Artist Yano Harris.”

Join us at Ripple on Saturday May 9th for “Psychedelia… A Celebration of Tie Dye featuring Artist Yano Harris.”


Yano Harris has included Ripple as one of his stops on his East Coast Tour and we are very excited to Host him and his FUNtastic work! He has been dyeing for decades and his recent work is his best yet!!!

Yano has recently done runs for Mickey Hart Band and supplied a few Tapestries as Back Drops during Jackie Greene shows. He has also done work for Peter Rowan, Graham Lesh, Alex Nelson, and the first annual Irish Music fest in Deer Valley Utah, as well as many others.

Yano will be bringing DOZENS of his incredibly intricate, unique TAPESTRIES AND TSHIRTS!!!!! ALL of them will be FOR SALE!!! Snag yourself a One-Of-A-Kind wearable/usable piece of ART!!! Just in time for the Festival Season too :) :) :) 

JOIN US for Ripple’s “Shakedown On Market Art Show” on Saturday April 18th!!!


Ripple has partnered with Down by Downtown to host a fun festival themed Arts and Crafts Faire called “Shakedown on Market Art Show” from 10-5 on Saturday April 18th to coincide with all of the fabulous music happening during the Music Festival that day :)

Market Street and Wall Street will be shut down to traffic between Campbell and Salem Avenues and Ripple’s Shakedown on Market Art Show will host OVER 40 LOCAL ARTISTS!!!! The list of vendors is simply AMAZING!!!!!

Check it out:

Against The Grains Arts Group - Local Artist Collective

BridgetBlocks - Waterproof Art (can be hung OUTSIDE)

Cathaus Coffee Company - Hand Roasted Coffee

Cathaus Creations - Jewelry and Terrariums

EastCutty Craftworks - Wood Carvings

Earth Dragon – Jewelry by Emily Campbell Carter and
Maria Collette

Earth Day Roanoke Festival Promotional Booth with Polly Branch

Earth’s Essentials - Essential Oils, Homeopathic Remedies, Chakra Jewelry

Fantasy Ever After, Dreams on a Canvas - Art by Amanda Tuck

Gemini Summer - Jewelry by Ella Zander

H2O Tie Dyes

Ironheart EvolutionStudio – Airbrush and Street Art

Katherine Devine – Face Painting, Paintings, and Cards

KIND & Co. – Jewelry, Apparel, Sculpture Work, Lawn and Home Decor from Jess Justis and Dylan Nichols and Family

LOLA Superstar Dog Artist - Pawthentic Paintings by LOLA

Lunachick’s Bittersweet Emporium - Handcrafted
Chainmaille, Plugs, Macabre Jewelry

MESH – Nick Shelton’s Wood Turning + Terrariums

Misty Mountain Wares - Tie Dyes

Mixed-Up Jewelry by @Susan Robertson

Moonrose Art & Jewelry by Jessica Allison-Bourne

Oleander Designs - Woods and Jewelry

Regina Brinegar “Painted Butterfly” - Pressed Flower Art.
Framed and Matted Work

Rudeboy Art – Street Style Contemporary Art

RudeGirl Jewels – Jewelry

Art by Samuel McCormick - Mountain Man Works of Leather, Bone, Antler, Stone

The Starchild Gallery and MOJO Couture – Fine Art and Jewelry

Starroot - Visionary Art and Music

Sublime Creations - Spray Painting, Upcycled Art, Crochet, and MORE

Third Eye Galaxies - Unique, One-of-a-Kind Apparel

We are super stoked about all of the AWESOMENESS that will be on display and FOR SALE during the show!!! This is a perfect opportunity to SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS and to SHOP LOCAL right here on our very own City Streets!!!!

This FUN-tastic ART SHOW will close at 5pm so that we all time to break down and boogie over to Elmwood Park for the Big Head Todd and the Monsters show!!!

We hope to see YOU there!!!!!!!!!! Come join the FUN!!!!!!!!!

DUAL Show and Signing with Grateful Dead / Rock-N-Roll Artists Richard Biffle and Robbi Cohn

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!! Friday February 6th from 5-9 and Saturday February 7th 12-6…. This DUAL ART SHOW with Richard Biffle and Robbi Cohn will turn Ripple into a “DEAD ZONE”!!!

Art and Prints and More will be AVAILABLE FOR SALE in EVERY Price Range. Feel free to bring your already purchased work in to be Signed as well

Ripple’s first participation in Roanoke Art by Night as well… starting off with a BANG!!! Hehehehe!!!! You don’t want to miss this!!!!

FREE EVENT. All Ages. Family Friendly.

THANK YOU Siobhan Cline of Drumzandspace Photography for the AWESOME flyer!!!!

**See Complete Description Below :)

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Ripple will host a special GRATEFUL DEAD/ROCK-N-ROLL ART SHOW with Richard Biffle, Rock and Fantasy Artist, and Robbi Cohn, Live Music Photographer.

This special art exhibit will take place on First Friday, February 6th from 5-9pm and Saturday February 7th from 12-6pm in the beautiful gallery space around the corner at 115 Salem Ave right across from the Taubman Museum.

This DUAL Show and Signing will also feature a collection of oil paintings that Richard has been working on that are truly amazing. And Robbi will be showing some of her iconic Grateful Dead images from the last 30 years as well as her more current work!


“Renowned artist Richard Biffle was inspired by album art as a youth and later began his career by selling art out of his van while following The Grateful Dead around the country. Now, more than 20 years later, most of his works have sold out and are in high demand. Biffle utilizes a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels, and computers. He is most well known for his poster art, working with bands such as The Grateful Dead, The Dead, The Other Ones, Carlos Santana, The Black Crowes, Widespread Panic, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Rat Dog, Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, Yonder Mountain, Hot Tuna, Allman Brothers, CSN&Y, Ekoostik Hookah, Paul Simon, Deep Purple, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Cheap Trick, The Joplin Estate, Widespread Panic, The Jimi Hendrix Estate, SOJA, Dark Star Orchestra, YMSB, Mickey Hart, Bruce Hornsby, Loggins and Messina, Telluride, Brothers of a Feather, Tim Reynolds, Little Feat and more including Marvel Comics. “I’ve had a lot of fun in the rock ‘n’ roll business,” Biffle said. “It’s a seedy business and it can get nasty, but it’s the nature of the beast. It has been a fascinating world.”To learn more on the works of Richard Biffle visit:


“Robbi Cohn has been photographing musicians since 1984, specializing in images of the Grateful Dead. Her body of work is extensive and prolific and includes many other artists besides the Dead: Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Rolling Stones, Bruce Hornsby, Sheryl Crow and hundreds of other performers. Many of her images are iconic and have appeared across the gamut of musical art. Robbi’s work has appeared in Deadbase, Relix Magazine and a myriad of other media. She has done CD work for Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Steve Winwood. Her images have been used for officially released stamps from Mongolia and Montserrat and have also appeared on J Garcia merchandise hangtags. She was the first photographer to have ever been licensed by the Grateful Dead and is the only photographer who still retains licensing. Robbi’s primary motivation has been to “preserve the memories” and she continues to capture images from the music she so dearly loves. Music is Robbi’s rasison d’etre! We hope you enjoy these one of a kind slices of musical history!” – via Robbi’s Site

Come join us for a magical trip down memory lane…


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Roanoke, VA 24011


Here is the write-up that Mike Allen of The Roanoke Times did for the last DUAL Show :

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Meet and Greet BAREFOOT WADE here at RIPPLE on Wednesday Jan 21st prior to his show at Martin’s!

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On Wednesday, January 21st, come hang out and chill awhile…. Meet and Greet my good friend Barefoot Wade prior to his show at Martin’s Downtown :-)

Wade, who is one of my Favorite People in the world bc he is full of Silly Fun, describes himself as a “Multi Instrumentalist Genre Defying Nutjob”… He is a “One Man Caribbean Jam Band” that never fails to entertain! He does a unique show involving several instruments in which he “Loops” together while singing, smiling and joking with the crowd.




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