Hey Now Friends! Happy December, hope you are warm and well. Mr. Hat here with the musical cure for your winter doldrums. Firstly, I am excited to invite you to the Grateful Brass & Grass New Year’s Eve Eve Party Fri 12/30! Get a jump on celebrating the New Year with GRATEFUL BRASS at Ivy Room East Bay, with opening set by Grateful Grass Duo. Grateful Brass reimagines the iconic music of the Grateful Dead with the ebullient spirit of New Orleans Second Line, trance-like grooves of Afrobeat, brass-driven energy of Balkan music, and energetic Afro-Cuban polyrhythms, all sitting on top of a heavy foundation of funk. Grateful Grass duo features the phenomenal banjo master Isaac Cantor (Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Dusty Green Bones Band) with Riley Hill (One Grass, Two Grass) on guitar and vocals.