Splintered Sunlight formed in 1992, quickly becoming the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area, gaining praise from Dead Heads and non-Heads alike.
Since that time, Splintered Sunlight has become a permanent fixture for music in the Mid Atlantic region. From their base in Philadelphia, the band and its members have performed with former members of the Grateful Dead, including Donna Jean Godchaux, Tom Constanten and Vince Welnick. The band has also shared the stage with Dead-related acts such as Matt Kelly of Kingfish, Merle Saunders, Melvin Seals, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Kimock, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes and others.
Among the venues it has performed at are the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Bowl in New York, Musikfest in Bethlehem and the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., and, of course, the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA where they’ve performed many times before thrilled audiences.