Grass is Dead – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – June 28th, 2017

Grass is Dead

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Grass is Dead

Black Muddy River Band

Wed, June 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Advance $10/ Day of Show $10 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

All online sales stop at 5PM unless listed as sold out. You can purchase tickets at the door starting at 7PM. 

The Grass is Dead
The Grass is Dead
What’s in a name? Sometimes, everything… Grass is Dead are a bluegrass combo paying homage to the music and cultural legacy of The Grateful Dead, arguably America’s first folk rock band and one of the most influential musical artists of the last 50 years. The catalogue of the Dead’s music is a gold mine for string bands and story tellers, and Grass Is Dead have established themselves far and wide as premiere purveyors of this rich tradition of Americana music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

A festival favorite, Grass is Dead has built a loyal following from their home state of FL throughout the Eastern United States through burning live shows, and well beyond, through word of mouth, social media and old fashioned taper trees. The demand for Grateful Dead music is seemingly endless, and there are countless cover bands satisfying that demand on the local level, but there are not many artists out there approaching the music from the perspective of Grass is Dead. It is not complicated or artsy: this is a straight forward hootenanny built to last, and fans of either bluegrass music, The Grateful Dead, or both always leave happy, because sometimes there’s nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile…
Black Muddy River Band
Black Muddy River Band
Black Muddy River Band is a three-member acoustic group from the Washington DC area that captures the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead. Two- and three-part harmonies overlay acoustic guitars, bass and mandolin (in ever-changing combinations). Fans of the Dead's early 1970s acoustic albums will find these gems both captured and interpreted in fresh new ways. The group also plays acoustic versions of songs that the Dead only played “plugged in,” including extended jams where the three instruments interweave to capture the Dead’s spare intricacy.

Black Muddy River Band is:
Jamie Daly (mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals) has played in various DC-area acoustic groups since 1985, none of which had enough Dead in the set list. Two of those groups, The Outpatients and The Constituents, are still current. He lives in South Arlington with wife Mina Stanard.

Steve Neugeboren (guitar, vocals) recently played with the DC Area Grateful Dead tribute band, On the Bus. Having moved off the bus and into an unplugged format, Steve contributes his own original material to the band's performances.

Dave Wolf (guitar, bass, vocals) hails from Maryland, is deeply versed in the bluegrass form and is enjoying a return to the Dead material he loved when it all began.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/