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Take A Step Back

Music of The Grateful Dead

Purchase advance tickets here for Saturday, March 5th @ the Carriage Barn Arts Center!


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Doors open at 7pm, Show at 8pm

$25 advance tix available through NOON March 5  /  $30 at the door 
Ages 21+

Bandleader and guitarist Michael-Louis Smith and “Take A Step Back” return to the Carriage Barn to perform the music of The Grateful Dead. The love for the music runs deep in all the members of TASB who realize of the important innovations, and contributions The Grateful Dead made to the world of music, touring, sound engineering, technology, and live recording.  Enjoy an evening of live music featuring uplifting rhythms, unique song forms, organic harmonic progressions and the gorgeous and often cryptic storytelling in the lyrics that connects the listener to the inner fabric of the universe and the spiritual elements of humanity.
Beverages available courtesy of Alchemist Beer, Barr Hill Gin, Stewart’s Spirits.  Donations appreciated. 
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Michael-Louis Smith, widely known as a jazz instrumentalist and composer, got his start as a young teenager singing the songs of Robert Hunter and Bob Dylan in places such as Caffe Lena in upstate New York.  Inspired by a live performance of the band on his 14th Birthday at Madison Square Garden In 1991, he credits Garcia and the Dead among his earliest and most potent inspirations to become a musician.  

Smith will be joined by longtime friend and collaborator Dave Berger on drums, electric bass virtuoso Mike Roninson, Chris Carballeira on keys, and Dan Gerken on guitar.


About the Carriage Barn

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center.


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Carriage Barn Arts Center
Waveny Park
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 594-3638

[email protected]