Grateful Dead tribute band to deliver a ‘High Time’

Seth Woolcock, Lead Culture Writer, S.M.Woolcock@iup.edu

Hyryder, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will be performing at 10 p.m. Thursday at The Brown Hotel.

“The bus came by, and I got on. And that’s when it all began,” said Eric Thompson, the band’s rhythmic guitarist.

The Indianapolis-based band was formed back in the summer of 2008 with the goal to carry out the rich musical tradition that is the Grateful Dead.

Grateful Dead was an American rock band that originated in California in 1965. Across the next three decades, the band became one of the most famous psychedelic rock bands to have ever hit America.

Charlie Morgan is the band’s lead guitarist and lead vocalist. He is joined by Nick Neureiter (drums, vocal), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar, vocals), Scott Jackson (keyboard world, vocals) and Blair Ping (bass guitar, vocals).

“Hyryder is stepping into town and ready to get down at The Brown,” Thompson said.

The event is labeled as a BYOB (bring your own bottle). There will also be “good times up for grabs,” according to Thompson.

Hyryder has packed multiple venues all across the midwest, including cities such as Denver and Nashville.

“People can expect what they want, but what they’re going to get is a good old-fashioned Grateful Dead dance party,” Thompson said.

Following this performance, the band will be heading to Beckley, W.Va. Tickets for the show can be purchased at The Brown Hotel.