Shred is Dead
Lots of festivals are dropping their line ups for 2020 which has us dreaming of warmer days, oceanside sunsets, and the feel-good music we all love. One of the first big festivals of the year will be Skull & Roses Festival in Ventura, CA, April 2-5, 2020. With Billy and the Kids and Oteil & Friends headlining, let’s dig into more artists that will also be playing.
For any deadheads who may be making the trek to Boulder for Dead & Company over the fourth of July weekend might want to get to town just a couple days early.. The Fox Theatre in Boulder will play host to some groovy dead interpretations. Grateful Web recently spoke to Shred is Dead guitarist, Marcus Rezak to tell us a bit of the band's history and how he became a deadhead.
Progressive instrumental and vocal performances of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band, harvesting a pure blend of inspirational jams and fierce rock n roll. Led by guitarist Marcus Rezak with an all-star group of musicians from across the universe.
Genre-defying guitarist, Marcus Rezak, will release his highly anticipated debut solo album Gateway to the Galaxy on November 9th. This genre-fluid collection of songs features: Arthur Barrow (Zappa) on Bass, Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee) on drums, Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee) on keyboards and legendary saxophonist Bill Evans.
The second annual Skull and Roses Festival brought Deadheads from all over California, to the Ventura Fairgrounds, for three days of music inspired by The Grateful Dead. The campground area was nearly full by the time the music started early on Friday afternoon, April 6th. Festival publicist Dennis McNally, who was the publicist for the Grateful Dead from 1984-95 choose the spot because of its significance in the history of the Dead.
Something really remarkable happened at the Fare Thee Well shows in 2015. Instead of being a goodbye, it was a re-ignition, a passing of the torch in some ways. Although Jerry was always quick to point out that it was Dead Heads who created themselves, the phenomenon of Dead Head-ism was focused on the band for the first 30 years. And it was fairly fractured for the next twenty, with some liking some iterations, and others, not. And the musicians aren’t done, whether it’s Dead & Co. or Phil and Bobby’s recent duo, or the future outings of Billy and Mickey.