If you go
› What: Tennessee’s Dead
› Where: Songbirds South, 35 Station St.
› When: 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 11-12
› Admission: $10 in advance, $18 day of show
› For more information: 423-531-2473
Fans of the Grateful Dead won't want to miss this weekend's show at Songbirds South, 35 Station St.
Tennessee's Dead, six local musicians who play in other bands but come together to re-create the music of the Grateful Dead, has two nights of shows in the Southside venue.
With an emphasis on modern jam and stylings infused with one of the most prolific music catalogs in history, Tennessee's Dead plays like you've never heard the Dead before.
The theme for Tennessee's Dead's upcoming shows is "Dancing Through the Decades," so their two-night gig at Songbirds will serve as a time machine. Starting with the music of the '60s, they'll take their audience through the Dead's heyday, continuing to Jerry Garcia's last show.
"Tennessee's Dead is made up of some of the best musicians in the area, all from different bands. They combine their varied talents to form a common thread of fantastic music," says Mike Dougher, Songbirds entertainment coordinator.
The band's personnel includes Tyler Reddick of Three Star Revival, bass and vocals; Jeff McSpadden of Masseuse and Hive Theory, drums and vocals; Maria Sable of LVNDR & No Pressure and Danimal Planet, vocals; Kaitlyn Connor of Maradeen, keys and vocals; Tyler Martelli of Strung Like a Horse and Danimal Planet, rhythm/lead guitar and vocals; and Davvy Glab of Shabti, lead/rhythm guitar and vocals.
"The show is so popular, and the Dead has so much music, that two nights just seemed like the right thing to do," says Dougher. "We will offer a discount ticket for those who want to come to both shows. The set lists will be different, so each show will be unique."
For more info: 423-531-2473.