First things first, some real talk. A bar that is dedicated to paying homage to the Grateful Dead is not our typical stomping ground. I prefer 140-180 beats per minute and Clare loves harmony-heavy music. But when our friend Brian invited us to see his son’s newly formed band, Racket in the Roost, play a show at Quixote’s True Blue on a weeknight recently, we decided to delay our usual pajama time and go out for a drink. Racket in the Roost includes Dylan McCarthy on guitar, Aidan Allen on bass and Mike Tanner on banjo. Style: bluegrass Americana.
Jay Bianchi owns both Quixote’s True Blue downtown and Sancho’s Broken Arrow out on Colfax. Both establishments are prolifically adorned with Grateful Dead paraphernalia and concert posters. If the decorating team behind Cracker Barrel were to outfit a room in tribute to Jerry Garcia, this is surely what it would look like.