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Dead to the Core concert and guitar workshop

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144 Brown Brook Road

Southbury, CT 06488

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An acoustic celebration of the Grateful Dead. Featuring Erin McKeown, Natalia Zukerman, and Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with Wendy Ramsay.

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2–4 pm: Grateful Dead for acoustic guitar workshop taught by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers (more info)

7 pm concert

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, with a shared love of the Grateful Dead. In intimate concerts, the musicians celebrate the band's music not through note-for-note re-creations but by playing the songs their own way—letting them grow and evolve collaboratively in the true spirit of the Dead.

Interspersed with the music are clips from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

A Dead to the Core show is an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft of one of America's most original bands. Grateful Dead music right down to the core.

“Rodgers doesn’t tap the legion of dedicated Grateful Dead tribute artists for these concerts…. Instead, he seeks out songwriters and musicians who have developed their own voices and styles, though they are very much inspired by—and fans of—Garcia and the Dead.”—Arts Fuse

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Erin McKeown has performed around the world for 20 years and written for film, television, and theater; her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, was named the best musical of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal.

“Her playing is so muscular, her arrangements so well-conceived, that she succeeds brilliantly. As with all truly great guitarists, the wonder is less in her chops than her choices.”—Boston Globe

Natalia Zukerman is a musician, painter, and educator based in Brooklyn who has accompanied and opened for acoustic music greats such as Janis Ian, Susan Werner, Shawn Colvin, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, and Tom Paxton.

“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” —The New Yorker

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and author of a best-selling video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of classic Grateful Dead songs. Joining him is multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Wendy Ramsay, his partner in the duo Pepper and Sassafras.

“Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers sure can play the music—listen to his ‘Stella Blue’ and you’ll know what I mean.”

—Dennis McNally, author, A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead

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