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A Two-Night Party with Dark Star Orchestra

December 22nd, 2011


When Jerry Garcia died in the summer of 1995 people assumed they would never again experience something like a live Grateful Dead show. But two years later Dark Star Orchestra began to reenact Dead shows—that is they would play an entire show in the order of the original set list, nailing the instrumentation and the vocals. They sounded so much like the band they were emulating that members of the Dead have actually performed live with Dark Star. So despite Jerry’s passing, the music’s never stopped. And next week Dark Star Orchestra (above, doing “Eyes of the World”) brings a two-night, three-set party to The Wellmont Theatre on 12/30 and New Year’s Eve.