Relix Presents: Grateful Shred
Sunday, July 15th 2018
at The Ardmore Music Hall
6pm Seated Doors
6:30pm Standing Doors
$15 GA // $22 Res
Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/GratefulShredAMH
Founded one night in 2016, the band came about almost by accident. Singer/guitarist Austin McCutchen had a residency at The Griffin in Atwater Village; his band was out of town, so he drafted some friends to play a set of Dead covers, and the four founding members (Austin, Sam, Clay, and Dan) have been together ever since. Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch (of country-folk revivalists Mapache) handle vocal and guitar duties, rounded out by bassist Dan Horne (of Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson, and the estimable Circles Around The Sun, who provided the incidental music for 2015’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts, the last shows played by the living members of the Dead ). Add a rotating cast of drummers (like Richard Gowen of he Growler) and keyboardists (like Lee Pardini of Dawes and Jerry Borgé of Ziggy Marley), and you’ve got the essential formula.
Melodic folk-rock duo from La Cañada Flintridge, California and based in Los Angeles. The two members met while they were both attending La Cañada High School. Sharing a fondness for bluegrass, The Band, Neil Young and The Grateful Dead they formed a group, the Melvin Doo, that regularly played in local coffeehouses. They broke up in 2011 when Finch went to college at Chico State, while Blasucci took part in a mission trip to Saltillo, Mexico. However, they stayed in touch and in 2016, after they relocated to Los Angeles, they began playing together as Mapache, which means raccoon in Spanish.