With a very special lineup for this show:
Bill Carbone (Max Creek)
Alex Mazur (The Deadbeats)
Robert Schiff (Nailed Shutt)
Zach Nugent (Cats Under The Stars)
Lucas Ruedy (MAAZE)
Gratefully Yours is a Grateful Dead inspired band with an all-star revolving lineup that plays fan submitted "dream" set lists. The band was conceived and founded in 2012 by Alex Mazur, who is also the founding member and keyboardist of The Deadbeats; one of, if not the longest running Grateful Dead cover bands in existence. There are very few in the jam band scene who can bring that kind of history, knowledge and experience to a project like this and it shows. Likewise, he has surrounded himself with only the best and similarly "deadicated" musicians. Band members to date have included Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band) , Zach Nugent (Cats Under The Stars), Aaron Maxwell (God Street Wine), Tim Palmeiri (Kung Fu), Bill Carbone (Max Creek), Steve Liesman (Stella Blues Band), Kenny Brooks (Rat Dog), Rob Schiff (Nailed Shutt).
When it comes to the Dead, labels like "cover band or "tribute band" can be a slippery slope, as there is a unique dimension to the Grateful Dead that can't be captured just by playing their songs or having a guy that looks like Jerry. The Dead created magic. with their audience. The Dead's willingness and ability to improvise and their openness to the spontaneity and the energy of the moment, allowed the crowd to become a real part of the creative process. Resultantly there was a synergy between the band and the crowd that is unique and truly special.
And ultimately it is that magic that Gratefully Yours aims to "cover" and pay tribute to. They allow their audience to participate furthur in the creative process by giving them the opportunity to submit their dream set lists, which Gratefully Yours chooses and performs at their shows. But of course, you never know what might happen.