Band: The Stolen Faces
Date: Saturday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: Call 251-433-9374 for more info
This year heralded the end of an era in rock history. The members of the Grateful Dead played their last show under the band’s moniker. With the passing of this iconic band, Deadheads will have to find satisfaction with bands such as Dead & Co. (featuring three members of the Grateful Dead and other musicians) and the numerous Grateful Dead tribute bands that are currently touring. One band out of Nashville has been doing an exemplary job of paying tribute to the music of The Grateful Dead.
In relatively little time, The Stolen Faces have become the Southeast’s premiere Dead tribute band. With his experience in bands such as Grayson Capps & the Lost Cause Minstrels, many locals are already familiar with bassist Christian Grizzard’s musical talents. Now Grizzard is pouring his talents as a bassist and vocalist into The Stolen Faces. This Nashville resident has filled this personal project with some of Music City’s most impressive session musicians. The line-up of The Stolen Faces boasts impressive respective backgrounds that include work with Billy Currington, Jimmy Buffett, Lou Rawls, George Strait and many more.
Some tribute bands focus on looking just like their chosen band, and others choose to sound just like the band that they are covering. The Stolen Faces have admirably chosen the latter. Both instrumentally and vocally, The Stolen Faces cover the Grateful Dead’s music with sheer perfection.