DEAD ENDS LIVE: September 13-14, 2024

Secondhand Dreamcar hosts
"Dead Ends Live Presents" at the Yardbird Suite

Press Release
March 12, 2024

Edmonton’s hottest band is set to host two nights of what will be an instrumental inferno on the weekend of Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13 at Edmonton’s premier music venue, The Yardbird Suite.

Secondhand Dreamcar has been percolating for the better part of a year, working at refining their impressive live shows and finding time to record a debut album that will be released in the fall of this year.

It’s not an overreach to call this unit an all-star aggregation or the cream of the crop. Featuring the hard-hitting and passionate vocals of Dana Wylie, the crack rhythm section of drummer Jamie Cooper and bassist Harry Gregg, the instrumental foundation of Secondhand Dreamcar also features keyboard ace Rooster Davis and the guitar work of two heavy hitters, Kyle Mosiuk and Chad Murphy. Then there’s the tight and punctuated sounds of a superior horn section, that being Dave Babcock, Bob Tildesley and Peter Filice.

Gregg speaks for everyone in Secondhand Dreamcar when he says, “We couldn’t be more excited for these two nights at the Yardbird, there’s just so much going into these shows that should make for a spectacular couple of nights. We’re so proud of the music we’ve put down on our upcoming album. We think our originals are a perfect complement to the classic roots and jam band material. We have taken so much inspiration from, sources like the Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Band, the Allman Brothers and Little Feat. Plus we get to work with two incredible special guests from Calgary, guitarist and singer Marcus Trummer and powerhouse vocalist Kirby Sewell. We can’t wait!”

These sounds springboard off the sounds presented at the DEAD ENDS LIVE FESTIVAL a year ago where Gregg, Cooper, Davis and Babcock brilliantly collaborated with ex-Dark Star Orchestra and JGB guitarist John Kadlecik.

DEAD ENDS LIVE PRESENTS at the Yardbird Suite, two nights of heavy playing and wonderful material, injected with improvisational magic.

Tickets are available at yardbirdsuite.com

Dead Ends Live presents a jam band extravaganza APRIL 12 and 13, 2024:

“Listening to the musical chemistry created between local musicians and those in the extended Dead family using Grateful Dead music as a vessel was a magical experience. There were so many moments of unique musical brilliance. For me, playing at the festival was an opportunity to participate in the evolution of the Dead’s music and expansion of the ethos. I was very grateful to contribute to this wonderful community that is really important to me.”
James Stuart, Mbira Renaissance Band