Join the Half Step Email list


Half Step is a group of dedicated fans & students of the Grateful Dead, capturing the spirit, improvisation, sound & complexity of Grateful Dead music.

Established in 2004 on Long Island, Half Step has been mastering their craft while winning over crowds of veteran Deadheads, newcomers and non-Dead fans alike.

What makes Half Step stand out from the rest? 

Like the Grateful Dead themselves, the band is constantly pushing the envelope, growing together as musicians and performers. Only true fans that have experienced and studied the music with an extreme level of dedication and passion can accurately represent the superb body of work that the Grateful Dead have to offer.

When seeing Half Step live, one can clearly see the attention to detail that the band has in putting on a viable Grateful Dead experience. They stay true to the traditional show format and play sets of tunes in a sequence that could likely have been performed by the Dead themselves years ago. The members of Half Step also use similar instruments, amplifiers and effects to further authenticate the Grateful Dead sound.

In the band's long history, they have undergone and overcome numerous incarnations. With each new member they come closer to refining their approach while consistently raising their standards. Half Step's current line up is by far the most seasoned and prepared to bring their show to the next level.

As musicians, Half Step has what it takes to present the Dead's music to even the most critical of fans. Anyone who has experienced the Grateful Dead in one way or another have formed a unique impression of their music. Half Step has the rare privilege to be in the position to share their collective impression with you.


Shakedown Street Eyes of the World / "Eyes Jam" The Wheel Dupree's Diamond Blues
Jack Straw Good Lovin' Althea Stella Blue
Brown Eyed Woman La Bamba Let it Grow It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
The Race is On On the Road Again Looks Like Rain Lovelight
Ramble On Rose Walking Blues The Other One C.C. Rider
Me and My Uncle Dark Hollow Wharf Rat Jack-a-Roe
Big River Friend of the Devil Sugar Magnolia Stuck Inside of Mobile, ...
Tennessee Jed Black Throated Wind Sunshine Daydream Cumberland Blues
All Over Now When I Paint My Masterpiece Minglewood Blues Casey Jones
Big Railroad Blues Don't Ease Me In Candyman He’s Gone
Box of Rain Black Peter El Paso Stagger Lee
Hell in a Bucket St. Stephen Peggy-O New Speedway Boogie
Scarlet Begonias Around & Around Little Red Rooster Hard To Handle
Fire on the Mountain Goin' Down The Road Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodleloo You Ain't Woman Enough
Truckin' U.S. Blues Promised land Brokedown Palace
Bird Song Mama Tried Terrapin Station (Lady with a Fan) Next Time You See Me
Throwing Stones Loser Morning Dew Loose Lucy
Not Fade Away Mexicali Blues Touch of Grey Ship Of Fools
Playing in the Band Row Jimmy Cold Rain and Snow Here Comes Sunshine
China Cat Sunflower Music Never Stopped Beat it on Down the Line Big Boss Man
I Know You Rider Deal West LA Fadeway To Lay Me Down
I Need a Miracle Cassidy They Love Each Other One More Saturday Night
Bertha China Doll Passenger Desolation Row
Alabama Getaway Franklin's Tower Might as Well Dancing In The Streets 
Estimated Prophet Werewolves of London Help on the Way > Slipknot Just A Little Light
Sugaree Feel like a Stranger Crazy Fingers When Push Comes To Shove

And Many More!