Beyond The 'Dead'
Bluegrass band celebrates Jerry Garcia
by Joe Burns
"Deadgrass’ way is similar to the acoustic style employed by Garcia in Old and in the Way and in his collaboration with mandolin player David Grisman. Added to that approach are the band’s extended jams, a la The Dead. Lanzbom says the jams are done with the understanding that they don’t yet have the artistic license that The Dead had."
Deadgrass announces 2018 Spring Tour
Following the release of their newest record Deadgrass Live, Deadgrass is happy to announce their 2018 Spring Tour with twenty shows in the Northeast.
The quintet is a string band celebration interpreting the music of Jerry Garcia. NYS Music says Deadgrass is “Improv-laden with phenomenal chops, capturing the vocal harmonies and intonations led by Garcia, refreshing and fun.” If you have not seen Deadgrass, you should.
For a full list of tour dates see below:
Deadgrass 2018 Spring Tour
March 3 - Daryl’s House - Pawling, NY
March 7 - Garcia’s - Port Chester, NY
March 10 - Falcon Underground - Marlboro, NY
March 16 - Stone Church - Brattleboro, VT
March 17 - Putnam Place - Saratoga Springs, NY
March 23 - Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA
March 24 - Payomet PAC - Eastham, MA
April 20 - Skinny Pancake - Hanover, NH
April 21 - The Colony - Woodstock, NY
April 25 - 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
April 27 - Baby Grand - Wilmington, DE
April 28 - Avalon Theatre - Easton, MD
May 5 - Falcon Undergound - Marlboro, NY
May 9 - Hawks & Reed PAC - Greenfield, MA
May 10 - Parish Public House - Albany, NY
May 11 - Funk’n Waffles - Rochester, NY
May 12 - Funk’n Waffles - Syracuse, NY
May 24 - The Cutting Room - NYC
May 25 - Mauch Chunk Opera House - Jim Thorpe, PA
June 2 - Lizzie Rose Music Room - Tuckterton, NJ
Over the last year, Garcia's sound engineer Michael Renna recorded Deadgrass performing live at Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Deadgrass' lead guitarist and grammy winning producer C Lanzbom mixed these tracks. Deadgrass Live will be released at Garcia's on October 18th. 12 songs and 72 minutes of live music await you. The CD is available at all live shows and here.