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      August 6, 2019

      Tuesday   8:30 PM

      1221 State Street
      Santa Barbara, California 93101

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      Grateful Shred


      Wait I know what youre thinking. Another fucking Grateful Dead cover band?Really?The thing is, Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred manage to channel that elusive Dead vibe: wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos. The look, the sound, the atmosphere. Its uncanny. Its more of a take on the Dead than a tribute band, says bassist Dan Horne. We end up sounding almost more like the Dead because we approach it in this free-spirited way.Founded one night in 2016, the band came about almost by accident. Singer/guitarist Austin McCutchen had a residency at The Griffin in Atwater Village; his band was out of town, so he drafted some friends to play a set of Dead covers, and the four founding members (Austin, Sam, Clay, and Dan) have been together ever since. Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch (of country-folk revivalists Mapache) handle vocal and guitar duties, rounded out by bassist Dan Horne (of Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson, and the estimable Circles Around The Sun, who provided the incidental music for 2015s Fare Thee Well concerts, the last shows played by the living members of the Dead ). Add a rotating cast of drummers (like Richard Gowen of The Growlers) and keyboardists (like Lee Pardini of Dawes and Jerry Borg of Ziggy Marley), and youve got the essential formula.Far from being a historical re-enactment, Grateful Shreds laissez faire vibe infuses the band with a gentle spirit, warmth, and (dare we say it) authenticity. From their killer merch game to their eminently watchable YouTube channel, theyre clearly having a rad time and spreading the love. Strangely enough, in a world overflowing with wax museum nostalgia and Deadly sentimentalism, we need the Shred, now more than ever.

      Cost: $20/$22

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