Dead On Live


Aug 5 Fri
Dead On Live8:00 PM
600 14th St NW, Washington, DC


Join Dead On Live for a special Halloween weekend show as they pay tribute to one of the Grateful Dead’s most iconic records – Europe 72.

Celebrating 50 years since its November 5th 1972 release, DOL presents the ultimate tribute to this beloved album by performing these classic cuts unlike any other tribute on the scene today – note for note, all instruments, all vocals as performed by the Grateful Dead.

Ramble On Rose, Cumberland Blues, Jack Straw and the epic jam of China/Rider, you’ll hear Phil’s rootless syncopations, Keith’s classic keys, Bobby’s punctuated guitar, Billy’s bouncing beat, Donna’s vocal nuance, and the unique touch and tone of Jerry Garcia, all presented with the highest degree of authenticity and devotion to detail.


Touring and recording veteran Marc Muller has assembled a world-class cast of musicians to create this unique, “needle-to-vinyl”, never before heard live Dead experience. But of course, remaining true the Dead’s spirit of freedom and sonic exploration, DOL always provides plenty of improvisation and good old Grateful jamming to get the kids to dance and shake their bones!


Come relive the magic with Dead On Live!

Dead On Live

Based on their unique approach of recreating, literally note for note, all instruments as well as the lush and complex vocal harmonies as heard on classic recordings of the 70’s, Dead On Live has quickly become recognized nationally as one of the top acts to pay tribute to the music of the American treasure known as the Grateful Dead.

Dead On Live shows have featured specific records of specific eras, performing “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” in their entirety, the 71-72 era with songs from “Skull and Roses” and the iconic “Europe 72”, as well as their 73-74 show with selections from “Wake Of The Flood” and “Mars Hotel”. The latest DOL offering features the double drumming eras of both the psychedelic 60’s and Blues For Allah and beyond. Impossible to recreate studio recording of songs like Anthem Of The Sun’s “Born Cross Eyed” and “New Potato Caboose” are replicated, complete with all instruments and drug drenched vocals, to a tee as never performed live before.

Multi-instrumentalist, touring and recording veteran, Marc Muller (Shania Twain, Tommy Shaw, Bruce Springsteen) has assembled a cast of world class musicians featuring John Merjave, Tom Circosta of NYC’s Zen Tricksters, drummer Joe Chirco (Donna Jean, David Nelson), John Pittas, Paul Avrutin tackling the rootless syncopation of Phil’s bass, and perhaps one of the best Pigpen inspired vocalists/harpists on the scene today, Sandy Mack. Special guests are sure to be stopping by to join in the fun, as there’s always lots of good old, Dead-inspired jamming to be had in every show. With much “deadication” these musicians come together to present their truly unique, note-for-note offering, performing the music of the Dead, absolutely “Dead On – live”!