Splintered Sunlight have been captivating audiences with their authentic tribute to The Grateful Dead for years.
The band's faithful following reflects their deep understanding of the improvisational traditions of The Dead. Their September, 2013 performance here, re-enacting a Dead show in San Francisco on Halloween, 1980, is also remembered well, not only for the excellence and imagination of their playing, but for their 3-set show, including the opening acoustic set. That special Opera House night was recorded for free download by Purple Audio, our neighbors and experts in sound.
Splintered Sunlight is every bit the equal of the various bigger-name Dead bands. From its authentic two-drumset lineup, to Butchy Sochorow's soaring lead guitar and naturally dead-on Jerry-like voice, to Dan Leyden's rhythms and Bob Weir vocals, Splintered can do it all in a big way. They're musically superb, imaginative, and always changing set lists, like the Dead.