On Friday, July 14th The Reckoning and Dead 27s will play back to back. The rotating cast of The Reckoning will play on the Carolina Queen to tribute The Grateful Dead followed by a show at The Windjammer with Maradeen opening up for Dead 27s.
Boarding is at 6:30, and the cruise runs from 7-9pm. Charleston Harbor Tours, Follywood Productions and Sweetwater Brewing Co. are collaborating through the summer and fall to bring you tributes to classic rock bands like Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Rolling Stones, and Widespread Panic. Most recently, they hosted a Led Zeppelin tribute by Wax Groove Revival that had a turn out of heads from 21 on up.
|Wallace with Anders Beck from Greensky Bluegrass and Oteil. Photo Credit: Scarlet Bucket|
The Reckoning, as many of you know are the resident band on Wednesdays at The Charleston Pour House. Their rotating cast is made up of members of bands all over Charleston such as Dead 27s, Runaway Gin, and musicians like Wes Powers, Jeff Kozelski, and bassist John F. Kennedy.
Here are some of the fellas jammin to Viola Lee Blues on the deck thanks to Paul Freeman:
The Carolina Queen will have Drifter Merch on board selling band tees, and the boat’s two full service bars will also be stocked with seasonal Sweetwater brews. Tickets are available through Charleston Harbor Tours and cost $22. Each cruise is ages 21 and over. Snag tickets at charlestonharbortours.com and more info here.
Once The Carolina Queen docks, dead heads will make the drive up to see local favorite Dead 27s with The Reckoning member Wallace Mullinax. Alongside front man Trey Francis, Will Evans, Oliver Goldstein, and Dan Crider, Mullinax and company will team up with Maradeen to provide a night filled with soul, rock, and even some electronic influences.
Dead 27s newest album Ghosts Are Calling Out is undoubtedly an ode to their southern rock flair, but each member brings their own unique influence to the piece. Evans says, “Each one of us was more heavily engaged in the whole process, and we ended up trying new stuff that we’re all really excited about and that goes way beyond just having some good new songs to put out.”
Recently, many old Sam Cooke, Gaye, and Franklin fans have claimed the soul in rock ‘n’ roll is something that is come and gone, well Dead 27s have a fresh new soul with their debut album Ghosts are Calling Out.
Listen to and Order Ghosts Are Calling Out here.
This album is truly a testament to their variety of influences. Coming off of their debut EP Chase Your Devils Down, early fans could tell that Dead 27s were going to have the grit of a southern rock infused soul band, but with time and practice, they have developed songs that have the potential to bend their compositions off into an experimental state.
Dead 27s will be performing songs from Ghosts Are Calling Out along with some anticipated covers from their catalog of influences at the Windjammer. Get tickets here.