Cover: $12 ADV / $15 DOS
Show: 10PM (9PM Doors)
The Grass Is Dead
"The Grass is Dead are a force of Bluegrass and Grateful Dead music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998. Always a festival favorite, Grass is Dead is guaranteed to make you smile, smile, smile!!! With a few new members on the roster, the GID are having a blast introducing their new multi-talented band mates to new fans and Old and in the Way fans alike."
Originally formed in South Florida in 1998, Grass is Dead have cultivated a dedicated fan base for many yearsthroughout their home state. Finally in 2015, they took their show outside of Florida and have developed a strong recognition in places as far north as Buffalo, NY and as far west as Denver, CO. May of 2015 was a pivotal performance for Grass is Dead at the Asheville Music Hall in NC for Leftover Salmon’s Blue Ridge Jam. The 350 capacity venue was sold out 1 month in advance! Between their strong social media presence and their Facebook Street Team Group “Team Grass”, they have been able to showcase their talents up and down the east coast and bring in substantial crowds even to cities that they are performing in for the first time! Billy Gilmore, the front-man of the group and former Asheville, NC resident, is well recognized by fellow bands and musicians as a musical virtuoso and accomplished multi-instrumentalist. Over the years, Billy has shared the stage with such greats as Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, Andy Thorn, and Jon Stickley just to name a few. Grass is Dead are ready to bring their happy sounds to new cities up and down the east coast in 2017!
Grass is Dead have 3 albums on Spotify and you can hear them occasionally on Sirius Radio via the Grateful Dead Channel. (Grass is Dead Vol. 1/Built To Grass Vol. 2/Twenty Degrees of Solitude Vol. 3.) Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 were picked up by Grateful Dead Merchandising.
The Grass is Dead has over 80,000 downloads of live recorded material from over 15 years of shows on archive.org :
Grass is Dead are:
Billy Gilmore: Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Jack Schueler: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jared Womack: Dobro
Nico Swarley: Upright and Electric Bass, Vocals
Brian Drysdale: Drums, Vocals
Grass is Dead recent YouTube videos from the Asheville Music Hall :