“Great Northern has the uncanny ability to evoke the spirit of the Grateful Dead, involving timeless jams you know and love while providing fresh themes and showcasing the prowess of each individual member.” - Matt Chambers (Gypsy Sally's talent buyer).
“Great Northern dazzles with energy, passion and a mastery of the mood and intimacy of the Grateful Dead's music.” - Amethyst Dwyer (Talent Booker for the New Deal Cafe).
Great Northern recreates both the music and the community that Grateful Dead fans know and love. The band's members met through attending weekly Grateful Dead open jams and quickly developed a strong musical connection. Since forming in 2018, Great Northern has grown into one of the D.C. area's most fun and energetic Grateful Dead tribute bands known for its ability to capture the creativity, dynamics and energy of the Grateful Dead’s music. Motivated by our dedicated fan base, Great Northern is proud to play our part in carrying forward the legacy of the music we hold so dear.
“Great Northern is one of the best Dead cover bands in the area. They always pack the house with the coolest patrons.” - Michael Paluzzi, CEO Falls Church Distillers