Born out of the love and inspiration of our favorite Band, Bearly Dead is a collective of serious players, looking to express their affection and respect for the music of The Grateful Dead, Ratdog, Jerry Garcia, Phil and Friends.
Bearly Dead is All-Star Cast of players with deep roots in the New England Jam & Festival Scene. Each show is a new adventure with different artists giving a unique take on the music of The Grateful Dead.
“Even I have a hard time describing this album,” Matthew Stubbs admits. “People hear it, and ask, ‘What kind of music is this?’ No idea! And I’m happy about that.”
As he should be. The self-titled debut from Matthew Stubbs & The Antiguas is a decidedly diverse and propulsive affair, combining psych rock with garage rock, acid blues, Afrobeat and funk (amongst several other styles). It’s also cinematic — at times, it feels like you’ve been invited to hear the world’s coolest soundtrack (note, there is a song called “Tarantino”).
Oh, and it’s also an instrumental album.