CRYPTICAL - The Music of the Grateful Dead

Join us for HOLIDAZE WEEKEND with CRYPTICAL & FRIENDS, The Bay Area's Premier GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE, featuring special guest, STU ALLEN.

It's a TWO NIGHT CELEBRATION with Acoustic & Electric sets both nights!

The lineup is stellar:

STU ALLEN (Phil Lesh & Friends) - GUITAR
EZRA LIPP (Phil Lesh & Friends) - DRUMS

CRYPTICAL is comprised of musicians with a collective resume that reads like a Who's Who of rock, blues, R&B, funk and jazz. The band members all grew up with Grateful Dead music in their souls and their improvisatory yet highly danceable grooves pay original tribute to timeless Grateful Dead originals.

CRYPTICAL bends all minds and bodies in its performance of—and expansions on—classic Dead songs. Performing at Bay Area venues of all sizes, from the intimate Connecticut Yankee in San Francisco to AT&T Park (for the SF Giants Jerry Garcia Tribute Night), the members of CRYPTICAL create as faithful a glimpse as possible into the spirit of the live Grateful Dead experience.

Come on down, dance, share the music, share the love, and help us make each CRYPTICAL performance the next best thing to a Dead show!

Stu Allen

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia's music, sound and spirit alive in the concert setting. Today, he is one of the leading figures in the jam band and Grateful-Dead-inspired community.

Allen shares the Grateful Dead's commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Allen's captivating soulful delivery (both vocally and instrumentally), freakish improvisational ability, and exceptional guitar tone have caught the attention of some of the preeminent figures in the genre. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also done sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals' tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. In 2010, he received more national acclaim when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra.

$25 adv / $30 day of show


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