Fiddlehead Brewing Company Presents
A Dead Set New Year’s Eve
Featuring Very Special Guests Beg Steal or Borrow
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
21+ $15 ADV // DOS
Dead Set employs an “Everyone Orchestra” approach to creating a one-of-a-kind Grateful Dead tribute that features local luminaries and plenty of special guests. Dead Set doesn’t seek to re-create the Dead’s shows to a “T”: it is more of a celebration of the extensive repertoire of The Grateful Dead, performed in their own unique fashion but with unerring respect for that unmistakable Grateful Dead sound.
Dead Set was born from the weekly Tuesday night Grateful Dead jam session at Club Metronome above the legendary Nectar’s in Burlington Vermont. Each performance is carefully crafted, but embraces change and the possibilities created through collaboration with other artists who may be in town, allowing for those for those “right place / right time” instances of sheer magic.
Since it’s 2013 inception, Dead Set has hosted a broad array of guests performers—from the usual suspects to folks one wouldn’t expect to find playing the music of the Dead— including Jon Fishman (Phish), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Dead & Company), Don Harris (Chic, Tower of Power), Russ Lawton, Tony Markelis and Dave Grippo of Trey Anastasio Band, Brockett Parsons (Lady Gaga), Kenny Brooks (Ratdog), Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco and Skip Vangelas of Dark Star Orchestra, Aaron Katz (Percy Hill), Luke Smith and Erik Glockler of Strangefolk, Alan Evans (Soulive), John Kimock (Mike Gordon), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh & Friends), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Tim Palmieri and Beau Sasser of Kung Fu, Mihali Savoulidis, Zdenek Gubb, Brook Jordan and Ryan Dempsey of Twiddle, Craig Brodhead, Dave Brandwein, Michelangelo Carruba and Taylor Shell of Turkuaz, Chuck Jones (Dopapod), Bill Carbone (Max Creek), Corey Wilhelm (Bombino), Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Seth Yacovone, Alex Budney and Steve Hadeka of the Seth Yacovone Band, Hayley Jane and Ryan Clausen of Hayley Jane & The Primates, Eric Maier (Madaila), Chris Plante (The Brew), The Hornitz, Keith Allen and Kenn Mogel of The Mantras, Colby Dix (Touchpants), Wiley Griffin (MUN), Chris English and Lowell Wurster of Lucid, Josh Panda, David Gans and many more.
Beg, Steal, or Borrow
Beg, Steal or Borrow was formed in 2013 and since their debut replicating the influential self-titled Old and in the Way album before an enthusiastic crowd at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, the group has toured from Maine to Bermuda. The band is a convergence of five veteran musicians: Jeremy Sicely, Roland Clark, Fran Forim, Luke Auriemmo and Geoff Goodhue, all residing throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire who have collaborated with the likes of J.D. Hutchison, Tim O’brien, Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely, Bill Frisell and Yonder Mountain String Band.
With rhythmic drive, intricate instrumental arrangement and vocal harmony, the quintet is now
broadening its repertoire to showcase original material. Beg, Steal or Borrow won the 2017 Podunk and 2018 Thomas Point Beach bluegrass festival band competitions, has been featured at Greyfox and Ossipee Valley and will be at Winter Wondergrass this coming December. Their self-titled EP is available at