Half Step at Mexicali Live in Teaneck

Long Island Grateful Dead recreationalists Half Step will be rocking the town of Teaneck when they take the stage at MexiCali Live on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - the balcony is usually either empty or mellow enough to have a good meetup!

I'll be there filming the show - feel free to come join me!


Scott Bardolf (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals); Tom San Filippo (Lead Guitar, Vocals); Ron Cohen (Drums, Vocals); Cindy Lopez (Vocals); Craig Privett (Bass); Scott Treibitz (Keyboards)







Half Step is a group of dedicated fans & students of the Grateful Dead, capturing the spirit, improvisation, sound & complexity of Grateful Dead music.

Established in 2004 on Long Island, Half Step has been mastering their craft while winning over crowds of veteran Deadheads, newcomers and non-Dead fans alike.

What makes Half Step stand out from the rest?

Just like the Grateful Dead themselves, the band is constantly pushing the envelope, growing together as musicians and performers. Only true fans that have experienced and studied the music with an extreme level of dedication and passion can accurately represent the superb body of work that the Grateful Dead have to offer.

When seeing Half Step live, one can clearly see the attention to detail that the band has in putting on a viable Grateful Dead experience. They stay true to the traditional show format and play sets of tunes in a sequence that could likely have been performed by the Dead themselves years ago. The members of Half Step also use similar instruments, amplifiers and effects to further authenticate the Grateful Dead sound.

In the band's six year history, they have undergone and overcome numerous incarnations. With each new member they come closer to refining their approach while consistently raising their standards. Half Step's current line up is by far the most seasoned and prepared to bring their show to the next level.

As musicians, Half Step has what it takes to present the Dead's music to even the most critical of fans. Anyone who has experienced the Grateful Dead in one way or another have formed a unique impression of their music. Half Step has the rare privilege to be in the position to share their collective impression with you.

— The long strange trip continues...

"Spreading the joy that the Grateful Dead's music brings to new and old fans alike."

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  • Phinnegan

    #Video of HALF STEP - Grateful Dead Tribute at The Bowery Electric's neighbor The R Bar in #NYC [masked]) : Terrapin Station into Playing In The Band - raw #rocking #rockandroll #rock #blues #funk #groove #jazz #psychedelic #jamband #fusion #music by these accomplished #LongIsland #NewYork #musicians at this now re-named #NewYorkCity #bar in the lower #Bowery doing what they do best, tearing apart & resconstructing the music of the Parking lots of Grateful Dead tours with ghosts of Jerry Garcia & the ever present glow of the luminaries which surrounded him, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, & the musical genius of #RobertHunter, #JerryGarcia #Garcia & The #GratefulDead : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsSJPdNN77s

    March 27, 2014

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