Asheville based gritty, funky, Grateful Dead tribute band rocking out at jack of the Wood! The Dirty Dead have earned a large local and regional fanbase for their unique, grungy and danceable versions of the Dead catalog – and were a crucial aspect of what has brought together one of the largest and most heartfelt musical communities in a single region.
At the Dirty Dead’s center is the soulful and joyful music of leader and founder Paul DeCirce, a multi-instrumentalist who has been part of the Asheville music scene since 2000. A revolving cadre of talent are always found with him at his shows whether it be with Dirty Dead or any of his side projects. Since their first show in 2016, Dirty Dead’s music has achieved the level of legend, and maybe with a slight warning label: this ain’t your parents Grateful Dead!