DeadPhish Orchestra

Jon Eddy Productions Presents

DeadPhish Orchestra

The Back Pages

Fri Oct 05 2018

6:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 18 and over

DeadPhish Orchestra
DeadPhish Orchestra
The Deadphish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played music together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene.

While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.

The guys in DPO have posed themselves a unique challenge in merging the two styles. Set lists end up with segues that look like Divided Sky > Morning Dew > Divided Sky, or Help > Slip > Frankenstein. Or how about Mike’s Song > Stella Blue > Weekapaug Groove. Or even stranger, like My Friend, My Friend of the Devil…or It Must Have Been The Roses Are Free. You can see that between the vast repertoires of the two bands, the possibilities are endless.

It’s just about as much fun as humans are allowed to have.
The Back Pages
The Back Pages started off with Tim Kelley coming home from Iowa City, Iowa, back to La Junta. Tim got back together with Charlie Hayden and Patrick Stedman, who have been friends and band mates since they were 13. After a while of writing songs and composing music, they made an EP called, "Shifts" in 2011, and played a handful of shows in support of it. After some time away for family, the band regained momentum in 2015 and wrote a full batch of songs this time around. The resulting album, "A Few More Ways to Live" was recorded, mixed and mastered by The Back Pages over the winter of 2015-16, at BarnHouse Studios, in Rocky Ford, Colorado, and released under BarnHouse Records in April. The Back Pages played a long list of dates in support of, "A Few More Ways to Live" between June and September of 2016, during which time they picked up a long time friend Tyler Trumble on Bass. They then returned to the Studio in the winter with another long time Friend, Luc Richard, to write a follow up effort...To Be Continued.

Charlie and Patrick are both Certified Audio Engineers and graduates of The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Gilbert, AZ.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/