On August 1, 2018, Jerry Garcia’s guitar “Wolf” made its way to Bearly Dead’s weekly residency at Thunder Road in Somerville. Guitarists Milt Reder and Nick Swift both had the opportunity to play the guitar.

To read the WBUR article, click here.


Bearly Dead has been named as one of the Boston Music Award Nominees for 2018! The nomination is for Live Music Residency of the Year.

To vote, click here.

To read the WBUR article listing all of the 2018 nominees, click here.


Bearly Dead was honored to play at the MLB’s Grateful Dead Tribute Night this year on Jersey St., just outside of Fenway Park! A stage was built right into the sidewalk and the band performed for thousands of people.


On Father’s Day, Bearly Dead performed at The Sinclair as part of the Rock and Roll Playhouse (RRPH) series. RRPH is a show for kids that is put on at over 20 different venues across the country. The events are on select Sunday mornings and are only an hour long. Perfect for the entire family to see live music without the rowdiness that comes with the night life.

Read more about RRPH at The Sinclair here.

Read more about RRPH here.


On New Years Eve 2017, Bearly Dead performed a show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA with Pink Talking Phish, Keller Williams, and Percy Hill.

To read the JamBase article, click here.



Bearly Dead made the Culture section on! Listed at #57 for “150 things to see, hear, and experience full-throttle in Boston”, we couldn’t agree more! Wednesday night @ Thunder Road is the place to be if you want a “full-throttle” Grateful Dead experience.

Read the article here.

7/29/2017 - 7/21/2017

On July 19, 2017, Michael Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers attended one of Bearly Dead’s regular Wednesday night residency’s at Thunder Road in Somerville. He sat in with the band for two songs. Turns out Michael Campbell loves the Dead and wanted to catch a local show before playing TD Garden the next night. That was the last time Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ever performed in Boston, and this was one of the best nights in Thunder Road and Bearly Dead history.

Read the Boston Globe article here.

Read the JamBase article here.


Tyler Brooks and Jeff Vetstein of Bearly Dead talk about spirituality.

For the original publication by Jewish Pulse Boston, click here.



On 7/16/2016, Bearly Dead hosted a sold out Dead & Co. after party at the House of Blues Foundation Room, featuring special guest Steve Molitz (Particle).

Read the Live For Live Music article here.