Dirty Dead + Jarvis Jenkins Band

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Dirty Dead + Jarvis Jenkins Band

Dirty Dead is a Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia Band tribute band from Asheville, NC. The group creates fresh, new versions of the classic Dead tunes. Bringing in funk, reggae, hard rock, country, jazz flute and almost anything new and different, DD causes a ruckus with their new sound. Yet their roots to the music that Jerry and the Dead fostered is palpable. Dirty Dead's performances strive for the same energy of improvisation to 'bring out their dead' vibe.

The band is becoming known for its open, GD family vibe. They frequently welcome awesome talent to the stage to join the band for their epic sets. Since their first performance in September of 2016, the group has built a strong following.

Dirty Dead have performed at numerous festivals as well as great regional venues: Highland Brewing Company, Altamont Theater, The One Stop, Upcountry Brewing, One World Brewing and The By-water. They also enjoy performing in intimate venues like The Town Pump, The Root Bar, Burger Bar etc. The Jarvis Jenkins Band began taking root over 15 years ago in the heart of South Florida where they have shared the stage with the likes of Derek Trucks Band, Steppenwolf, Albert Collins, Tinsley Ellis, Rick Derringer, Walter Trout, Paula and the Pontiacs, and many others while performing countless Blues Festivals along the way.

The name “Jarvis Jenkins” was inspired by the magic and inspiration of an old bluesman who Stu (founder and guitarist of JJB) had the opportunity to spend time with to learn the soulful ways of slide guitar from a true master who had the mojo hand. From here, Stu went on to form the sounds of JJB today.

Jarvis Jenkins Band has since made Asheville, NC it’s mountain home where they have quickly become the tightest and most atomic incarnation of this band to date. They bring an original musical gumbo of blues, jazz, rock, and psychedelia in the spirit of influences such as The Allman Brothers, Dixie Dreggs, Government Mule, and many others. The Jarvis Jenkins Band brings it’s mojo bag to the small intimate venues where they began, as well as to the larger stages of music festivals alike. It’s all about the music and their ever growing family of loyal fans who love the music as much as they do.