Pearly Baker's Best
Pearly Baker’s Best is a Grateful Dead tribute with both a weekly residency and a devoted following at one of the top local venues in Syracuse, NY every Monday night. Playing the music of The Grateful Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band, Originals and other covers they delight their devout followers with a powerful show once a week out of the band’s current song list which tops 320+ songs. The band’s strong improvisational foundation leads the way, allowing their sets to be visualized much like weaving a tapestry; each thread of verse, chorus or bridge is expertly weaved into the fabric of their sound and playing to be completely embraced by their audience. Also, careful attention is always given to ensuring that each song is treated with the necessary vocal ingredients to cause the listener to be drawn into the music at the deepest level. The band’s desire is to provide each audience member with a ‘Grateful Dead-like experience,’ allowing them to encounter the show as a translational, musical undertaking.
“I had a wonderful time making music with Pearly Baker’s Best! These guys do Dead music the way it should be done: with great warmth and compassion. They welcomed me warmly onto their stage, and great things happened.”
— David Gans