DeadRoots: Exploring the Folk and Blues Roots of the Grateful Dead

DeadRoots: Exploring the Folk and Blues Roots of the Grateful Dead

I’m very happy to be presenting this program for the Ironton Council for the Arts (ICA) in Ironton OH, just across the river from Kentucky.

Join us for a special Sunday afternoon concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton.

ABOUT DEADROOTS: Though generally associated with the 1960s counterculture, rock legends the Grateful Dead first built their repertoire on classic folk, blues and jug band music, and they introduced generations of fans to the nooks, crannies, branches and offshoots of American roots music like perhaps no other act of their size and influence. They learned songs from itinerant street musicians, covered songs by blues legends and country stars, and packed a gumbo of musical styles into their own canon of beloved original songs.

Join musician and teaching artist Dave Ruch to explore the rich well of American music that inspired the Grateful Dead.

Deeply researched and brimming with great music and stories, the DeadRoots show is performed on acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, jaw harp and more.

About the Presenter

Dave Ruch is a former Public Scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities and a full-time musician, researcher and performer who travels regionally and internationally from his home base in Buffalo, New York. He presents hundreds of concerts and workshops each year for schools, music festivals, historical societies, museums, community events and more, and writes for the Huffington Post and his own blog. He is also a member of jam band Organ Fairchild.

Ticket Information

Individual concert tickets are $15 (students free), season passes for six concerts $50. Send check or money order made payable to Ironton Council for the Arts, PO Box 234 Ironton, OH 45638.


Date: February 19, 2023
Time: 3pm

Cost: $15


First Presbyterian Church, Ironton OH

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