Growing up I always felt the dead/jam scene was really conservative by the folks I knew into th
at music. And I have found that still to be the case after getting into it later in life. Compared to punk rock and such, most folks I have met seem to have steady white collar jobs, houses, families, moderate or status quo kind of views. So I'm not sure that this is any great anomaly. Not bashing on the above - this could have just been my experience growing up in CT. The rich kids in town where into "jam" bands, working class kids into punk rock.... a generalization based on my small world of that time.
She is a more fascist leaning conservative - but the more libertarian minded seem to make a lot of sense to the overall DIY, off the grid sort of mindset a lot of folks I have met at shows have. The dead seem historically to attract polar opposites and for a short time melt the mindless egotism of various positions, politics included. light and dark, yin and yang - yada yada.
Hey- she IS from New Canaan.... beautiful out there in the woods. I hail from Stamford myself.