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Pink Talking Fish, Keller Williams, Percy Hill and Bearly Dead came together to ring in 2018 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Legendary guitarist used a night off in Boston to sit-in on a pair of Grateful Dead classics with Bearly Dead.
About Bearly Dead
Bearly Dead is an all-star cast of players with deep roots in the New England jam & festival scene. While the band plays all of The Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed. With over 230 songs in rotation and new material being added all the time, Bearly Dead performs wildly different set lists every night and ensures that each show is a unique experience. With no designated “Jerry” or “Bobby”, this band is able to breathe new life into songs with their fresh, high-energy approach to them. Bearly Dead is a setlist-nerd’s dream!!!
Founded during an intense snowstorm in April 2015, Bearly Dead played its first show at Church of Boston, marking the beginning of its hallowed Wednesday Night Residency. In September of that year, Church was sold and the band found a new home on Wednesday nights at Thunder Road in Somerville. Since then, Bearly Dead has been nominated twice for the Boston Music Award’s “Live Music Residency of the Year,” and has burst onto the scene as New England’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band. The band has had the opportunity to play at some of Massachusetts’ most prestigious venues, including The Paradise Rock Club and The Worcester Palladium, as well as headlining turns at The House of Blues Boston, The Sinclair, and The Middle East Downstairs. Bearly Dead has also become a staple in the New England festival scene with appearances at Disc Jam, Wild Woods, Luna Light, Wormtown, Yasgur Road Reunion, Great North, Kind Mind Campout, and many more.
Bearly Dead’s Wednesday Night Residency at Thunder Road has continued unabated every week since its inception in September 2015. The phrase “Never Miss A Wednesday Show” has become ubiquitous around Boston…and you really never know what might happen! Thunder Road is now a beacon to all musicians on Wednesday nights to come join in the fun, with notable appearances by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Paul Wolstencroft (Slightly Stoopid), Steve Molitz (Particle/Phil Lesh & Friends), Kebbi Williams (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates), Johnny Trama (Dub Apocalypse), and Gary Backstrom (Gary Backstrom Band); and a surprise appearance by Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar in 2018 on Jerry Garcia’s birthday! There is no better place to be on a Wednesday night in Boston than at Thunder Road!
Watch a free live stream from the 2019 Lockn’ festival in Arrington, Virginia.
The JamBase Podcast Episode 44 features ‘Tour Stories’ with The New Mastersounds drummer Simon Allen and ‘The Rundown’ of recent news items.
Umphrey’s McGee will host the inaugural The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival this November in Charleston, South Carolina.
Stream the new Trigger Happy track “The Door” and check out the band’s upcoming newly announced tour dates.
Dark Star Orchestra confirmed their New Year’s Run 2019 – 2020 and added a second leg to their fall tour.