Stateside Presents
The Grateful Shred, MAPACHE
with The Grateful Shred, MAPACHE
Rock Alternative
September 15, 2017 8:00 pm
All Ages
The Grateful Shred

As Los Angeles’ premier Grateful Dead cover band, Grateful Shred were born in

a desert and raised in a lion’s den. Based on the East Side, The Shred operate

from the Liberty Hair Farm compound, Echo Park’s very own Haight



Grateful Shred shows are built on a foundation of the country


Americana classics

of the early seventies, but reverently cover the entire history of the Dead. In every

show, The Shred shine in their commitment to singing; their three


part harmonies

give a n

ew warmth and depth to the familiar sound. The band’s sets weave

together songs from different eras in ways that surprise yet feel true to the spirit

of live Dead. While performing fresh




faithful interpretations of these beloved

songs, Grateful Shred h

old their own in jams and explorations, testing the limits

of those same tunes.

The Grateful Shred lineup includes a core four supported by a rotation of

Southern California’s hottest session players. The permanent shredders are:

bassist extraordinaire an

d Echo Park legend Dan Horne (Circles Around The

Sun, Jonathan Wilson, Cass McCombs), vocalist


guitarist, emerging artist, and

country music disciple Austin McCutchen (The Western Stars, The Velvet

Bonebreakers, The White Bark Pine), and guitar rippers Sam

Blasucci (Mapache,

Yam Clap) and Clay Finch (Mapache). These integral jammers are joined by

virtuosos including: Richard Gowen (The Growlers, Jonathan Wilson, Vetiver),

Jerry Borge (Ziggy Marley, The Gimme 5’s),

Lee Pardini (Dawes),

Mark Stepro

(Butch Wal

ker, Ulysses S. Grant, Ben Kweller), Dusty Ineman (Omar Velasco &

The Mother Tongues), and Austin Beade (Alberta Cross, Omar Velasco). It’s a

tight and grateful family of whoever’s playing in the band that night.