“We are more a tributary, than a tribute”
“The audience is the music that plays the band”
Relatively Dead began in May of 2015. Right from the start, there was great chemistry between Jeff Hellman and CD Thompson. Drawing from a shared love for the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and many others, this newly formed duo added a wide range of original material. Gratefully dedicated to honoring the music and traditions we learned from the greatest Band Beyond Description to grace our planet.
In August of 2017 Dave Solon rejoined the band on drums. CD Thompson switched to Bass full time and Tom Rollison joined the band on guitar. Since then, the music has flourished, the band has gelled and gigs regularly. We are grateful to all of our growing group of fans and venues, whose support has been so important . We won’t forget your part in our success.
Relatively Dead is a Sonoma County Jam Band. While our name suggests we are a cover or tribute band, that is only part of the story. We have a solid catalogue of original material we draw from when the audience is right. We do have deep roots in the music of the Grateful Dead and we prefer to look for original ways to present their music. We also cover many others from Dylan to Eagles to Johnny Cash.
There are a great many tribute bands in the Sonoma/Marin County area. Please do not think of us as more of the same; we are ‘Dead Different’
“Enlightened music for elevated minds”
Jeff Hellman – Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Hellman Bio
CD Thompson – Bass/Vocals
Dave Solon – Drums
Tom Rollison – Guitar/Vocals