Dead Guise

Twin Oaks Roadhouse presents

Dead Guise

An evening with 2 sets !

Friday, June 1, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Twin Oaks Roadhouse

Penngrove, CA


This event is 21 and over

Dead Guise
Dead Guise
Ken Younger- lead guitar and vocals. Originally a founding member of the group, Ken continues to be heavily inspired by the Grateful Dead. Ken started playing guitar just out of high school in 1975, and by 1977 his first band Magnum was regularly playing at the Mabuhay Gardens during the punk era. Through the years he played in numerous other rock bands and recorded an album with The Hunger. In 1995, he and Bill Desmidt founded The Dead Guise. Ken has been the with the Dead Guise and various spin-offs since that time. In 2012 Ken produced and released an album of original music called Paradigm.

Bill Desmidt (rhythm guitar / vocals) has been in the music scene since 1985, and joined Dead Guise is 1994. He has been in bands covering many genres, including blues, rock, classic rock, and folk rock. The extreme delight of playing Grateful Dead music has brought him back the Guise, a new journey he is looking forward to

Michael Mares (keys / vocals) has been active in the Bay Area music scene for over twenty years. He earned a percussion degree from Cal State Hayward, and currently teaches Orchestra and Chorus class in San Rafael, where he has continued to develop his keyboard and piano skills. It has been a dream of his to fill the keyboard spot in a Grateful Dead tribute band, and he believes that is the best music in the world for both playing and dancing.

Wolf Bostedt (bass) began as a piano and trumpet player, but in his teenage years he switched to bass (though he still plays trumpet) after being exposed to the 60s and 70s music scene in San Francisco. He frequently saw bands such as the Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, and JGB, and a conversation with Jerry Garcia in 1975 at a local music shop had a huge impact on his playing. He has played in bands of many genres over the years, and his influences include Phil Lesh, Jack Casady, John Kahn, Jaco Pastorius, Berry Oakley, John Paul Jones, Mark Egan, and Michael Manring among others. Interaction and creating spontaneous music with fellow musicians are his fortes. Wolf plays Alembic Bass Guitars, which represent his ideal sound.

Kyle Walsh (drums) has played drums since he was eleven years old. In his playing style, he seeks to capture the original late 60s / early 70s Bill Kreutzmann sound— jazzy, groovy, and playful. He is also inspired by the linear funk of Billy Cobham and the ambidextrousness of Jon Fishman and Joe Russo. Though only three years old when The Grateful Dead disbanded, he is excited to carry the torch for a new generation of improvisational musicians.
Venue Information:
Twin Oaks Roadhouse
5475 Old Redwood Hwy
Penngrove, CA, 94951