The Stolen Faces
The Grateful Dead continue to have one of the most rabid and loyal followings of any band in history, and deservedly so: They wrote great songs, and they were excellent musicians and terrific improvisers who never played a tune the same way twice.
Grateful Dead cover band The Stolen Faces deftly capture the spirit of the Dead, covering a wide variety of songs from the band’s expansive catalog and delivering them with the sort of energy and spontaneity that might have you thinking you’re standing in the Fillmore West in 1971. Led by bassist Christian Grizzard, the group features guitarist Jack Silverman and a rotating cast of some of Nashville’s top session and touring musicians, including Annie Sellick, Will Harrison, Jamie Rogan, John Wallum, Allen Thompson, Jon Loyd, Dave Coleman, Brian Kotzur, Matt Martin, Scott Hylbert, Chad Stuible, Ben Cameron, John Jackson and Jeff Sturms, folks who have worked with Bob Dylan, George Strait, Billy Currington, Eddie Money, Silver Jews, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Lou Rawls, Love & Theft, Grayson Capps, Nell Carter, Johnny Hiland, Sonia Leigh … the list goes on and on.
But despite their diverse musical backgrounds, the members of The Stolen Faces all share a love for the Dead, and for the freeform jamming and good vibes that music entails. The group puts a high premium on nailing the vocal harmonies, and has the instrumental firepower to take the extended jams into some seriously trippy sonic territory. In a short time, touring through Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas, they’ve begun to establish a reputation as one of the Southeast’s most solid and rockin’ Dead bands!