Xtra Ticket feat. Dave A’Bear
Xtra Ticket, Arizona’s longest running Grateful Dead Tribute, was formed in the summer of 1994 and is fronted by Evan Jones and Dave Hebert. Since then, Ticket has been celebrating the music of San Francisco’s legendary psychedelic band, delighting audiences throughout the West with their energetic and spot-on song renditions and jams. Ticket successfully uses the same sonic template as the Dead complete with two drummers, keyboards, bass, and two guitarists specific to the Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia roles. This includes authentic instruments and gear similar to what the Dead used. This interplay and instrumentation proves an effective way to help recreate the magic of alive Grateful Dead performance. In 2011, Hebert was tapped by Jerry Garcia’s longtime keyboardist Melvin Seals to be lead guitarist and vocalist of the Jerry Garcia Band (JGB Band). This musical outlet served to energize and stimulate an ongoing creativity in Xtra Ticket that goes to the heart of the Grateful Dead catalog and continues to the present. Excited about their upcoming 30th anniversary in 2024, Xtra Ticket looks forward to truckin’ into the 21st century. If you love the Grateful Dead you won’t want to miss a Ticket show!