Grateful Dead-inspired band Terrapin Flyer performs at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Lake Tahoe
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What: Terrapin Flyer
When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (55 U.S. 50, Stateline, Nev.)
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 on day of (plus taxes/fees)
Fans of the Grateful Dead and jamband music will not want to miss Tuesday’s show at MontBleu.
Terrapin Flyer — a band that says at its core “is the idea that the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s music still has plenty of life in it …” — takes the stage for a 10 p.m. show.
Those unfamiliar with the band will want to check out some of their videos online — the improvisational skills will not disappoint.
“No two Terrapin Flyer shows will ever be the same and you never know who might show up to jam at a show, but you can always count on a great time with some of the most recognized artists in the music community,” the Terrapin Flyer website explains.
Adding to the unique nature of each performance is the fact the band likes to rotate in different musicians, many considered in the extended Grateful Dead family, at different shows. For the MontBleu show Melvin Seals, organist with the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years, will join Terrapin Flyer.
The band’s roots trace back to Boulevard Cafe in Chicago, where in 1999 Terrapin Flyer became the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead.
From there the group started making more and more connections with Dead-related musicians, including Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick, Seals and Bob Bralove.
Through countless performances Terrapin Flyer has earned its self designation as one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired acts.
As the band explains, the music that inspires them is “so improvisational in nature can and should go to new places in each performance.”
Terrapin Flyer performs at MontBleu Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Visit terrapinflyer.net to learn more about the band.