Keeping the mother rolling, with love in the dream...

Hardly Deadly is a central California based Grateful Dead tribute band, founded in 2013. The band has hosted numerous talented members and guests, seen thousands of road miles, packed clubs, played to crowds of hundreds, even thousands, and continues to deliver a completely different, solidly entertaining show, every time. Hardly Deadly’s extensive playlist spans many genres, with full setlists of blues, country, high energy rock, folk ballads, and even a few that could be called gospel, making the band versatile for all types of events. Hardly Deadly is known for giving Deadheads a well delivered rendition of the music they love. The average listener hears a show that uses the music as a vehicle for a great ride, and more than a few times they become Deadheads themselves.

Hardly Deadly is:

Jim Hall (b,v)

Kyle Hoffman (g,v)

Mary McCarthy (k,v)

Dan Murphy (g,v)

Cody Walker (d)

In just a few short years, Hardly Deadly has played over a hundred shows, covering much of the Grateful Dead’s catalog, and always expanding the playlist. The band has earned repeat invitations to festivals like the Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival, and Southern Humboldt’s Golden Tarp Awards. Hardly Deadly has performed shows with great acts and players like A Bears Choice, Midnight North, Scott Guberman Band, Moonalice, Achilles Wheel, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Eleven, Stu Allen, Cryptical, Sunshine Becker, the Dead Winter Carpenters, Tom Constanten, Leo Nocintelli, Cubensis, and more.

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