The return of the Dead duo gig to Portland; don’t miss it, heads, grassers, and Irish tradsters.Steve Roy & Dave Surette are a duo dedicated to the music of the Grateful Dead. Both Steve and Dave have been stalwarts of the New England folk/bluegrass/roots music scene, and this sound is apparent in their acoustic arrangements of a wide range of Dead classics, featuring Steve on mandolin and vocals and Dave on acoustic guitar and vocals. Their repertoire draws heavily on the Dead material from the early 70s, especially albums such as American Beauty, Workingman’s Dead, and Europe 72, yet they perform songs from all phases of the Dead’s career, and have an extensive working repertoire. In addition to presenting the songs of the classic Garcia/Hunter songwriting collaboration, they also play a wide range of cover material that was performed by the Dead: blues, country, rock, and traditional folk songs. They also cover a number of Dylan songs that were part of the Dead’s repertoire. Rootsy acoustic sound, harmony vocals, high-quality musicianship and extensive improvisation mark their live performances, and create an exciting evening of music that should appeal to Deadheads as well as fans of folk, bluegrass and old-time.  Playing for your donations tonight! Doors open at 7:30

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