Location: 388 Broadway Albany, NY 12207 (map)
*proof of vaccine or negative test results needed for all show’s entry
Date: November 26, 2021
Location: Parish Public House
Address: 388 Broadway Albany, NY 12207
The Deadbeats have been playing for almost 30 years, following in the footsteps of the Grateful Dead. There are so many tribute bands out there. The Deadbeats put their own spin on things, which sets them apart from the average Dead Cover Band. Based out of NY’s Capital Region, The Deadbeats have played thousands of shows along the East Coast, from Canada to Key West. Mike Johnson and Denise Parent have been playing with The Deadbeats since it all got started, back in the early 90’s. Brian Miller came on board in the early 2000’s! These three players have kept the band together for almost three decades, and they have not missed a beat. In 2019 longtime friends and fellow musicians Brian Mangini (Ominous Seapods, Raisinhead, Moepods) and Dan Gerken (Groovestick, Timbre Coup) officially joined to add some incredible rhythm and color to the band’s tapestry of sound.
In 2021 AND 2020 they ranked in the Top Four Favorite Bands in the Hudson Valley’s Chronogrammies! Saratoga Living Magazine ranked them in the Top Five Local Tribute acts of 2019. They were voted Best Jam Band of 2017 in The Capital Region of NY, and they took second place for Best Cover Band and Best Tribute Band. After 28 years, the band is still rockin the music of The Grateful Dead, JGB, Phish, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Band, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin and so much more. They also play a few of their original songs, which have very become popular with their fans. Currently The Deadbeats venues all around NY’s Hudson Valley and Capital Region. Their Grateful Dead inspired shows are a celebration of improvisational, jamming rock & roll. As a result of playing over a quarter of a century together, they have amassed a large and loyal following of fans who appreciate the open ended, participatory nature of their performances.
Working without a net, their set lists, arrangements, and jams are all left open to the inspiration of the particular moment. They are known for crafting their shows around songs their fans have requested. Every set of music is created in the moment, with the help of their fans and without a set list. It is a unique experience and it has been this commitment to these musical and philosophical ideals that has set The Deadbeats apart. The Deadbeats have never played the same set twice, due to an inexhaustible musical repertoire, and they are always adding more songs to their impressive catalog of songs. They are actually able to please most of the people most of the time. Keep tabs on Facebook and mark your calendars, and come check out a show soon