Steely Dead is a sonic fusion of the the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan. Since our debut in January 2019 we have been delighting audiences throughout Colorado, in larger reputable venues like the Fox Theatre, Boulder Theatre Aggie Theatre, we are excited to take this project on the road in 2020. Steely Dead is where sonic worlds unite, between the structure, arrangement and pristine studio recordings of rock legends Steely Dan, cross-pollinated with the Grateful Dead’s free flowing, melodic improvisation and masterful song segues. Steely Dead merges these major concepts together while fusing the influence unto each band. Steely Dead is committed to the nuance of both bands while remaining playful with jam segues between songs, and delivering a unique musical blend. For fans of both of these great bands.
Members of Steely Dead include Dave Abear of Melvin Seals and JGB, Bill McKay formerly of Derek Trucks Band and Leftover Salmon. Chris Sheldon of the DeadPhish Orchestra. Matt Abear and Dylan Teifer of Mr. Big Bear.