Numbskull Presents- Grateful Shred (Late Night after Phish)

Tuesday, October 26

SOhO Restaurant & Music Venue

1221 State Street, #205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Numbskull Presents- Grateful Shred (Late Night after Phish)
SOhO Restaurant & Music Venue
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Wait – I know what you’re thinking. Another 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. It’s uncanny. “It’s 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 band, in one form or another, have been together ever since.

Far from being a historical re-enactment, Grateful Shred’s 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, they’re 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.


  • SOhO Restaurant & Music Venue

    1221 State Street, #205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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