Hyryder is the Midwest’s preeminent Grateful Dead Tribute Band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana in the summer of 2008, consisting of Charlie Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), Nick Neureiter (drums and vocals), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar and vocals), Blair Ping (bass and vocals) and Kirby Hammel (keyboards vocals). The band was born out of an intense love and appreciation for the music of the Grateful Dead and a desire to help carry on this rich musical tradition.
Hyryder strives musically to create an authentic Grateful Dead experience, paying close attention to detail. While paying tribute to the original compositions, Hyryder indeed craft’s their own unique take on the music focusing on extended improvisational jamming. The band prides itself on its ever changing progressive jams and set lists that are unique to each particular show. Hyryder performs multiple night runs without ever repeating any material giving fans an intimately different experience each time they take the stage.