The Grateful String Band
Chicago's Premier Grateful Dead Bluegrass Band
In a world full of Grateful Dead tribute bands it takes a certain level of respect to coax the music into new exciting genres & stand out from the crowd. With a catalog full of Dead favorites originals as well as covers that the Grateful Dead performed, The Grateful String Band dedicates its bluegrass prowess to anything dead related. Any music the Grateful Dead performed is what TGSB explores and we perform it with our unique bluegrass spin. But The Grateful Dead is simply a starting point for what this band is capable of. With so many more options from the Pigpen days as well as spinoff projects like Old & In The Way and Jerry Garcia Band, TGSB is your one stop shop for your Deadgrass fix! If what you crave is middle ground between Grateful Dead and bluegrass, you've come to the right place.
We are The Grateful String Band.