Mystic Dead is Southern New England's leading Grateful Dead cover band, made up of five lifetime Deadheads who came together in 2018 to pursue their passion of sharing the country's most amazing song book.
The Dead Dawgs are a unique tribute to the Grateful Dead. Bluegrass and psychedelic rock meet as the Dead Dawgs work their way through Old and in the Way, Garcia/Grisman, Jerry Garcia Band, and Grateful Dead songs. Hey now!
Originating out of the Northeast farming town of Salem, Ct. Starting off simply as a few local musicians burning off some mid-week work angst at the local open mic, quickly turned to a cohesive element. Though often categorized as a "Jam" band, Jeremiah Hazed draws from many musical styles & influences while writing powerful original music.
Gray Hallberg is the founder & lead guitarist of Wooly Mammoth. In addition to honing his guitar chops by studying with local legend Chris Leigh, Gray studied jazz performance at UVM and theory and composition at the University of Colorado. Currently residing in Boston, he plays and sings with the punk rock group At Least We Tried and blues-driven Wooly Mammoth. Mike LaChance is the bassist. He lives in Mystic and also plays double bass with Cabin Fever, a local bluegrass band and the euphonium, as a volunteer with the New London Salvation Army. Toby Halsey has played guitar for fun for 30 years. He joined Wooly Mammoth at the first Mystic Blues Festival and played at the Racer’s Jam for 5 years supporting Mudhead Benefit Cup for Hospice. Jay Hartley keeps the beat for Wooly Mammoth plus plays with Green Tea, the Phil Adams Group and is in demand for many other CT & RI bands. Scott Parry’s blues driven piano style was inspired by local legend, Al Copley, the original keyboardist in the local Grammy-winning band Roomful of Blues. Scott and Al’s moms were friends and Al inspired Scott to take up the piano at the advanced age of five. He has been playing in bands ever since.
Becoming one of the most in demand bands in the CT scene, No Mind has been lighting up stages and dance floors all across the north east. With infectious grooves, deep improvisational moments, and awe-inspiring live shows, No Mind is quickly becoming one of Connecticut’s premiere bands. The southern-CT based quintet has an ever-growing dedicated fan base that readily follows the band across the New England region. Drawing from a range of influences, No Mind’s shows are never the same twice — filled with rich exploratory jams, tight vocal harmonies, clever songwriting, meaningful lyrics, and masterful musicianship. No Mind has shared the stage with numerous highly-acclaimed artists such as Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Rick Derringer, Hayley Jane and the Primates, West End Blend, Bella’s Bartok, Strange Machines as well as other countless regional and national acts. As the band’s reach continues to grow, fans can catch No Mind at venues such as Mohegan Sun Casino, Toad’s Place, The Acoustic, and various festivals throughout the year.
Jabbawaukee is a Providence, RI based sextet that utilizes every trick in their musical bag of sorcery. Mixing elements of psychedelic/progressive rock and funk, Jabbawaukee has all the qualities that define some of the best jam bands of our time.
Featuring the dueling lead guitars and vocals of Graham Gibbs and David Hobson, thumping basslines and vocals of Brendon 'Low B' Bjorness-Murano, founder and pocket drummer Jason Laplume, soulful keys and vocals of Jack Skiffington and schorching saxophone of Ross Wheeler. We have been keeping the dance floor moving in New England venues and music festivals since 2017.
Phil Adams is a Singer/Songwriter/musician out of Westerly, RI dedicated to social harmony and healing/inspiring people with music in the same way has music touched him. Gaining inspiration and influence from artists like Jamie Cullum, John Mayer, and John Legend to experimental/improvisational acts like Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, and Phish, the product yields the accessible familiarity of popular music with arrangements, segues, and grooves to satisfy a wide audience and keep listeners engaged. In his career, Phil has shared the stage with the likes of Max Creek, Donna Jean Godchaux, Assembly of Dust, Twiddle, Ryan Montbleau, The Breakfast, Consider The Source, Formula 5, Strange Machines, The Movement, Badfish, and Keller Williams, to name a few...
Phil can frequently be seen performing solo as well as in his duo, The Choos. His solo albums “Pieces of Her” and “Silent Notes Society” are available on all major platforms. Phil also performs his music with Phil Adams Group and occasionally appears with Connecticut Jam-Rock outfit, Jeremiah Hazed.
Green Tea was formed in 2001... after 17 years they are going strong with a wealth of original material, a 5th studio CD recently released and contagious momentum. The six-piece line up consists of two guitars, bass, keys, drums, and the dynamic Amie Coffey on vocals. Toby Kniffin is the primary songwriter, with his well-crafted compositions work. He has been playing and writing for over twenty-five years, has performed up and down the East Coast and has learned how to harness emotion and craft songs that can be delivered by a live band. He spent the late 80s and most of the 90s fronting the very successful group Third Stone. Since then he has been a leading force in the bands Liquid Dead, based out of Burlington, VT and The Desolation Angels from New York. Rounding out the line-up are Jamie Conroy, Marty Moroney, Michael Chicoria and Jason Hartley. Music influencing the sound of Green Tea ranges from the melody and magic of Garcia/Hunter, to the driving rock n roll and melody work of the Allman Brothers. Mix that with a Dylanesque writing approach that focuses on the lost art of “the song”….you get Green Tea, a unique and rich sound that is chock full of our forefathers, yet pushes all corners of the proverbial envelope.
Desert Rain Is a band that started back in 1987 in a much simpler time and space.... when the Grateful Dead was still that innocent cozmic circus we all wanted to run away with, if only to stave off the inevitable "grown up future" we all faced.
It is in that tradition that Desert Rain plays music.
With a fearless love for the song coupled with a strong urge to make people dance, Desert Rain plays the gems from Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads to Bob Marley--covering blues, rock, country, reggae, funk,
and every genre in between.
Self-proclaimed "bluegrasstafarian gypsies," Desert Rain has played regional festivals throughout New England including Strange Creek, Wormtown, Harvest Fest, Hempstock, Branch Fest, Organic Smiles as well as countless clubs and bars and breweries and backrooms and barns across the northeast. Often accompanied by guests such as Mark Mercier and Jay Stanley (Max Creek), Ed Mann (Zappa Alum), and notable locals guests from Jeremiah Hazed, John Spignesi Band, and more, the Rain is capable of evolving to include almost any guest musician.
Desert Rain shows are genuinely fun and performed with a certain warmth, intimacy, and confidence that comes with playing for many years.
Come and take a trip with Desert Rain and go where wind don't blow so strange!