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Live Dead and Brothers Keep the Tunes Alive

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Live Dead and Bros Capture The Hearts of Fans Old and New With Classic Blues Rock Tunes – Review and Photos of the Live Dead and Brothers Concert at the Revolution Live in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Music lovers gathered on a chilly April evening at Revolution Live this past Saturday for a transcendental journey through the annals of rock history with Live Dead & Brothers. Comprising a lineup of seasoned virtuosos, this ensemble pays homage to the golden era of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, delivering a performance that’s equal parts tribute and innovation.

Kicking off the event and setting the stage for the night’s festivities, guitar virtuoso Bobby Lee Rodgers took to the stage with his signature blend of blues, rock, and heartfelt lyrics. With his soulful voice and electrifying guitar solos, Rodgers captivated the audience, leading them on an emotional musical journey. It was cool to witness him perform in such an intimate venue, as I heard other fans around me mention that normally he’s only seen at larger jam festivals. After a few more songs warming up the crowd for the sonic odyssey that awaited, he finally thanked the fans that come out early to see him and departed from the stage.

After a short wait while the technicians performed their final touches, Live Dead & Brothers finally emerged under the colored lights, ready to transport the crowd back to the halcyon days of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Led by a lineup boasting pedigree and generational talent, the band included The Allman Brothers’ Les Dudek, original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, Berry Duane Oakley from The Allman Betts Band, Mark Karan from Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Scott Guberman from Phil Lesh & Friends, and Pete Lavezzoli from Oteil & Friends. The band wasted no time in delving into the timeless catalog of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, kicking off the extended jam session with a bang.

Live Dead & Brothers flawlessly captured the essence of two iconic bands, seamlessly weaving together intricate melodies and improvisational brilliance. Each member brought their own unique flair to the performance, with Duane Oakley’s thunderous basslines, Karan’s searing guitar solos, and Guberman’s ethereal keys conjuring the spirit of musical innovation that defined the era. One of the highlights of the evening came during a mesmerizing rendition of “Truckin’“, where the band embarked on an otherworldly journey of sonic exploration, pushing the boundaries of improvisation. As the music swirled and morphed, it was as if time itself had become elastic, bending and stretching with each ethereal note.

Throughout the night, the camaraderie and chemistry between the band members were palpable, as they fed off each other’s energy and musical intuition to create moments of pure magic. Live Dead & Brothers proved themselves to be true stewards of the psychedelic rock tradition, honoring the legacy of their predecessors while forging their own path forward. With their impeccable performances and boundless creativity, this ensemble of musical luminaries proved themselves to be true torchbearers of the psychedelic rock tradition, ensuring that the spirit of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band will continue to shine brightly for years to come.

As the band’s final notes echoed through the venue, there was a collective sense of awe and gratitude in the air, as audience members basked in the afterglow of an unforgettable performance. With their masterful musicianship and unwavering reverence for the music, Live Dead & Brothers had succeeded in not just recreating the magic of the past, but in keeping it alive and vibrant for fans both old and new.

Gleb Barabanov is South Florida Insider's Vice President, Graphic Designer and Webmaster, as well as a Photographer and Writer covering events all over the world. Originally born in Odessa, Ukraine, Gleb now calls the sunny Florida area home, where he attended Full Sail University and received a Bachelors of Arts in Film Production. Gleb is obsessed with music, cameras, guitars, and his Shiba Inu, Yoshi

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