“We do both kinds.” Boulder, Colorado’s own DeadPhish Orchestra has been taking the national Tribute act scene by storm with their unique presentation of Grateful Dead and Phish songs performed seamlessly in ways never heard before. Deadphish Orchestra (or DPO as they are referred to by their fans and buyers alike) is a quartet of close friends and professional musicians having toured nationally with projects like PHIX and The Great American Taxi.
One day these close friends got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of the two greatest jam 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 at a DPO show, and that is just about as much fun as humans are allowed to have.
Since that fateful day, DPO has continued to perfect their unique musical marriage and in the process have struck a meaningful chord with an eager fanbase packing clubs and small theatre nationwide in a very short amount of time. DPO does both kinds, Dead and Phish. The audience is massive and DPO’s message is unique and in demand. Bring them to your town now and watch your room fill up with the kindest folks around.