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Wake the Dead

WAKE THE DEAD, The Bay Area's own Celtic All-Star Summer of Love party band, is returning to Alameda to play the Rhythmix Cultural Works on Friday, April 12th, dishing up a raft of sizzling new material from their most recent 4th CD, "Deal".   This hot sextet combines Irish jigs and reels with the songs of the Grateful Dead and other '60s iconic bands, delivering them with unique power and joy.  Soaring vocal harmonies and daring instrumentals fuel Wake the Dead's singular groove engine, delighting Celtoids and Deadheads alike.

With 19 years of ever-wider success and touring, the World's First Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band has grown to embrace the entire Summer of Love. The Airplane, the Youngbloods, Buffalo Springfield, and even the Beatles are now joyful pasrts of the mix.  Local fans are guaranteed many brand-new surprises.

Wake the Dead is Danny Carnahan (vocals, octave mandolin), Sylvia Herold (vocals, guitar), Paul Kotapish (vocals, mandolin), Kevin Carr (uilleann pipes, fiddle), Cindy Browne (bass) & Brian Rice (exotic percussion).  Their sound is unique, their energy extraordinarya rare collision of worlds that leaves everybody dancing & grinning.

Founded: 1999

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