Winterland: The Ultimate Grateful Dead Tribute Hailing from Iowa City and specializing in the Grateful Dead music circa late 60s through late 70s, Winterland pulls you back in time to a
Winterland: The Ultimate Grateful Dead Tribute
Hailing from Iowa City and specializing in the Grateful Dead music circa late 60s through late 70s, Winterland pulls you back in time to a place where rhythm and blues, folk and country roots were deeply embedded in the band’s musical approach even as they explored the wild and experimental outer reaches of psychedelic rock. Winterland channels the Grateful Dead with an uncanny fidelity to the Dead’s musicianship, tonality and emotional relationship with the audience.
Walk into any Winterland show and witness an interconnectedness which breaks down the barriers between people and allows everyone to become part of an essential unity of musical experience, a taste of the feat that the Grateful Dead achieved and escalated to a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, a thing of subtle and wily magic–not to be missed.
Winterland consists of drummer/vocalist Joshua Weiner, a biology professor at the University of Iowa; vocalist and guitarist Marc Janssen; and three members of The Mayflies, guitarist/vocalist Stacy Webster, bassist David Lumberg and drummer James Robinson who play in nearly every musical genre–jazz, funk, country, prog-rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and rock n roll– and as disparate as that may seem, meld together beautifully to make music that can only be labeled as Grateful Dead music.
Depot Brewery 500 N 4th Street $5 cover. thedepotbrewery.com