Playing Dead & The Shadow Riders
Tributes to Grateful Dead & The Marshall Tucker Band
Saturday, March 28 | 8PM
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Reserved Seating: $15 - $19
+ $3 Additional Day of Show
Tribute to Grateful Dead
Playing Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute featuring former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Slipknot!, and Uncle John's Band. Their marathon sets feature music and jams from the entire Grateful Dead catalog. Playing Dead faithfully recreates the experience of a live Grateful Dead concert. The music of The Grateful Dead is a complex stew of different styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and more. Their improvisational style and large repertoire guaranteed that every musical performance would be unique. Every Playing Dead show is equally unique featuring different set lists each night and exciting improvisational jams.
Vic DeRobertis - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Jimbo Harris - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Scott Kenton - Bass Guitar
Tony Ryon - Drums
Brian Epstein - Drums
Mark Munzer - Keyboards and Vocals
The Shadow Riders
Tribute to Marshall Tucker
The idea behind the Shadow Riders took root when guitarists Bruce Marshall and Chuck Farrell joined forces and formed a band in 2014. With a shared love of Southern Rock and the Blues they decided to do some shows performing the music of the Marshall Tucker Band, one of the top groups in the US in their heyday. Of particular note is the fact that lead vocalist Bruce Marshall played with Toy Caldwell, the founder, lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the original Marshall Tucker Band, in ’89 and ’90, shortly after Caldwell left the original group. This gives the band a unique insight on the music and how it was played, recorded and sold to the public.
The Shadow Riders is a name Toy Caldwell used for his backing group for a time and the title of one of his songs. Along with a new stellar 6 piece ensemble, the Shadow Riders perform hits like “Can’t You See’, “Heard it in a Love Song” and “Fire on the Mountain.” You’ll hear other popular tunes like “Take the Highway”, “This Ol Cowboy”, “Blue Ridge Mountain Sky” and some “deep cuts” as well. Marshall Tucker were known for their innovative melding of Country Blues, Southern Rock, Western Swing and Jazz. The Shadow Riders enthusiasm for this music is infectious, the stage show is engaging as they pay tribute to an iconic American Group.
Bruce Marshall, Lead vocals, Guitars. (Toy Caldwell, James Montgomery)
Chuck Farrell, Lead and Slide guitar. (Peacheaters, Jon Butcher)
Tim Archibald, Bass. (Peter Wolf Band, RTZ)
John Vanderpool, Sax, Flute, Vocals. (Extreme, Heavy Metal Horns)
Pete Premo, Drums (James Montgomery Band, BMG)
Jessica Ramsay, Vocals (Jon Butcher, Carolyn Ramsay Band)
Join Denny Breau and Bruce Marshall, two world class singer songwriter guitarists, as they host this exciting new monthly series. The duo will bring talented guests to the Hayloft stage who are accomplished songwriters and performers in a wide variety of styles and instrumentation. Bruce will open then bring up Denny Breau for a solo set. After a short break, the feature artist will perform. How the night will end is anyone's guess. The magic of impromptu collaborations frequently dominate the last set!
DENNY BREAU - www.dennybreau.com
Denny is a triple threat: a consummate picker, evocative songwriter, and a singer with a voice that is warm and inviting but completely unpretentious much like the singer himself, according to Lucky Clark. Mainers have long considered Denny a must see, but they are happy to share a favorite son with those from away.
ANNI CLARK - https://www.anniclark.com/
Anni Clark was nominated for "Female Vocalist of the Year" in the Texas Music Awards, based on her CD Anni Clark LIVE. Recorded at the rustic and intimate Deertrees Theatre in Harrison ME one hot summer's eve, the disc showcases 15 of Anni's most requested songs.
With over two decades of full time touring and seven successful recordings under her belt, this Maine native's passion for communication through music continues to build a widespread and loyal audience. Anni supports her strong melodic vocals with both six and twelve string guitars to create infectious performances that blend "folk, pop, & blues with a dash of Maine hue-mah."
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn 95 Sanborns Grove Road Bridgton, ME 04009