Grass Is Dead

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Grass Is Dead

Saturday April 15, 2017

8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$12.00 - $25.00 General Admission $15.00 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Grass Is Dead
Grass Is Dead
What’s in a name? Sometimes, everything… The 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 The 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 band leader Billy Gilmore have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

A perennial favorite of bluegrass and Americana music festivals, and now in the broader jam-band and camping fest community in general, The 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's not too complicated or artsy: it's a straight forward hootenanny that's 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…
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/