Scarlet Mountain / Bio

Scarlet Mountain is Chicago’s premiere Grateful Dead tribute band. Since 2006, their premise has been to faithfully recreate the live Grateful Dead musical experience! The band delivers set lists as performed by the Grateful Dead on some nights while on others they craft their own set lists from the Grateful Dead’s extensive catalog that includes both Grateful Dead original and covered songs. A few names off the long list of artists covered are Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Johnny Cash & The Rolling Stones.

Scarlet Mountain is comprised of seasoned musicians who have been playing in and around Chicago for over 30 years. Each member brings in their unique styles and experiences adding to the diversity of the music! During a Scarlet Mountain show you’ll hear rock, folks, blues, funk, reggae, jazz, R&B, and country!

Members include:
Nick Buriegi on guitar and vocals
Bob Lait on guitar and vocals
Kari McDonough on vocals
Paul Mazcka on drums and vocals
Michael Hazdra on bass guitar
Steve Johnson on keys and vocals

Venues performed:
The Alley in Highwood, IL
Bird's Nest in Chicago, IL
Champ's Rock Room in Burbank, IL
Chicago Loop in Streamwood, IL
Diamond Lil's in Roselle, IL
Douglas Street in Elgin, IL
Duke's in Chicago
Duke's Alehouse in Crystal Lake, IL
Eclipse in Crestwood, IL
Gasthaus in Elgin, IL
Glenwood Arts Fest in Chicago, IL
Goose Island in Chicago, IL
Gulliver's in Chicago, IL
Gus's Roadhouse in Woodstock, IL
Heartland Cafe in Chicago, IL
Hidden Cove in Chicago, IL
Jerry's in Chicago, IL
Mike & Denise's in Aurora, IL
Miss Kitty's in Naperville, IL
Oddfellow's in Woodstock, IL
Off-Sides in Woodstock, IL
Penny Road Pub in Barrington, IL
Pom Pom's in Plainfield, IL
Pop's in Roselle, IL
Save-More Lounge in Chicago, IL
Streets of Chicago in Elgin, IL
Tap House Grill in Plainfield, IL
Tap House Grill in St. Charles, IL
Teddy O'Brians in Highwood, IL
Wild Bull in Schaumburg, IL
Willowbrook Lanes in Willowbrook, IL

General Info

Band Members
Nick Buriegi, Paul Maczka, Bob Lait, Kari McDonough, Michael Hazdra, Deb O'Cull
Artist Name
Scarlet Mountain
Profile Page
Active Since
Americana / Jamband

Contact Info

Hoffman Estates, IL
Nick Buriegi

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  • Grateful Dead
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