Grateful Grass

  • Keller Williams' Grateful Grass Live @ Nightfall of Diamonds 12/7/13
  • "Eyes of the Worlds" Keller Williams' Grateful Grass ft. The Infamous Stringdusters. Filmed by Jay Blakesburg at Summer Camp Music Festival 2015
  • "Bertha" Keller Williams' Grateful Grass ft. The Infamous Stringdusters. Filmed by Jay Blakesburg at Summer Camp Music Festival 2015

Definition: “Loose interpretations of Grateful Dead songs done in a bluegrass style. Take my fascination with Grateful Dead songs and mix it together with my love of psychedelic improvisational bluegrass music and out burps this project.

WARNING: If you like your Grateful Dead songs performed in their original way, or if you prefer traditional bluegrass, this is not the project for you.  If you like singing along to Dead songs in that song’s normal tempo but dancing double time to the music, this is definitely your jam.   A lot of people seem to dig it and I dig them for that.”

Keller’s Grateful Grass delivers anything-but-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites. Grateful Grass often times has a rotating lineup and so far, has included collaborations with The Keels, Keith Moseley (SCI), Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band), Michael Kang (SCI), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green, Mark Benevento Trio) Bill Nershi (SCI), Allie Kral, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Sam Grisman, Love Canon, the Hillbenders and The Infamous Stringdusters.

In 2008, the original Grateful Grass members (Keller, Jeff Austin and Keith Moseley) recorded a live performance at The Fillmore in Denver, CO.  100% of the proceeds from REX (Live at the Fillmore) went to benefit The Rex Foundation, the charitable non-profit started by the Grateful Dead. Visit the Rex Foundation website or purchase a digital download and donate to the REX Foundation. Streaming is also available for REX here.

In 2010 Grateful Grass took the stage at Delfest for the first live appearance since 2008. In 2013, Grateful Grass ft. Keller, Jeff Austin, Keith Moseley and Michael Kang reunited to benefit the Rex Foundation once again at The Fillmore in San Francisco for the event, Nightfall of Diamonds. Once again this performance was recorded and DOS was released in 2014.  All proceeds continue to benefit the Rex Foundation.

“Different collaborations of Grateful Grass will pop up from time to time as playing this music this way is such a blast that it probably should be illegal.” — Kw



Strings & Sol 2016

Keller is headed down to Puerto Morelos Mexico this December for a long weekend of bluegrass on the beach! Keller is bringing two projects, Grateful Grass and Keller & The Keels and will be joined by Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Danny Barnes and Nicki Bluhm. Strings & Sol is currently SOLD OUT, but you can join the wait list here.

Grateful Grass at Pisgah Brewery 6/4

JUST ANNOUNCED! Keller and The Infamous Stringdusters are heading to Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain, NC on June 4th. The night will feature one set Keller Solo, one set Infamous Stringdusters and one set of Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass ft. the Dusters …

Summer – Fall Tour 2015

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Celebrate 50 Years of The Grateful Dead with Keller on July 2

Join Keller, The Infamous Strindgusters and Greensky Bluegrass at The Chicago Theatre on Thursday July 2 for “High Steppin Into Town” a benefit concert for The Rex Foundation. Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass ft. The Infamous Stringdusters will start the evening and Greensky Bluegrass will close. Tickets and show details available here. VIP Tickets here.

Fare Thee Well – Keller Celebrates the Dead’s 50th Anniversary

In honor of the Grateful Dead’s final shows, Keller’s Grateful Grass featuring The Infamous Strindusters, and Greensky Bluegrass will co-headline the Rex Foundation benefit, High Steppin’ Into Town at The Chicago Theatre. Tickets are on sale now!   Tickets are …