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We're Not Yet Dead

W.N.Y. Dead is a Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia tribute band of Buffalo and Western New York.

Music is full of tradition. Whether it’s an inspiring tune or a commitment to write music from the heart, the band members of WNY Dead have embraced these traditions since joining back in the summer of 2020. WNY Dead plays the sounds of psychedelic rock, blues, jam, jazz, folk, and funk. This band keeps the spirit of the Grateful Dead alive through the music, the movement, the connection, and the artistic expression it all brings.


Upcoming Events

  • Oct 06, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Akron, 25 Buffalo St, Akron, NY 14001, USA
    Come join us on the Terra House patio from 6-9pm on Friday, October 6th in Akron, New York!
  • Oct 14, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Alden, 11389 Genesee St, Alden, NY 14004, USA
    Closing out the Hilltop's outdoor season with a bang. WNY Dead will be playing from 430-800pm. $10 at the door.
  • Oct 28, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Buffalo, 784 Wehrle Dr, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA
    It's Halloween party time! Calling out to all the groovy goblins and witches. Come dance to the Dead in your favorite costumes! There will be a costume contest!! Doors at 6pm. Show at 7pm We're Not Yet Dead is a Buffalo and Western New York tribute to Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.
Band Members (from left to right):

Adam Schmidt (Keys and Vocals)
Mark Freeland (Drums)
Jocelyn Grimaldi (Vocals)
JT Kasperek (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals)
Mike Mosher (Bass Guitar and Vocals)
Dan Pinti (Lead Guitar)

WNY Dead

We're Not Yet Dead is a Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia tribute band based in the Buffalo and Western New York area that was founded in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and musical styles, but our common bond is our love for music, the healing that it brings, and the Grateful Dead. Our lineup consists of Dan Pinti on lead guitar, Jocelyn Grimaldi on vocals, JT Kasperek on rhythm guitar and vocals, Mike Mosher on bass and vocals, Adam Schmidt on keyboards and vocals and Mark Freeland on drums.

We strive to bring the same energy and passion to our performances that the Grateful Dead brought and still bring to so many people. Whether you have been a fan for awhile, or a "Deadhead" as they like to call it, or you're just getting to know the music, come join us for a unique, fun, and memorable experience.

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