Terrapin Flyer

Terrapin Flyer is one of the top touring Grateful Dead bands and on their just announced 18 show Fall Tour they will be returning to the western United States. The band has performed for the last 23 years with the best musicians in the Dead scene and often with former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band! Their shows with Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and Melvin Seals established them as a national touring force and a reference in Rolling Stones official Grateful Dead issue.

Terrapin Flyer | Wow Hall | 5/7/22

Don’t miss your chance to see Grammy Winning Nigerian Talking Drum Master Sikiru Adepoju of Planet Drum join forces with Chicago-based Dead Tribute Terrapin Flyer this Friday evening at the Ivy Room for a very special Grateful Friday. Advance tix are still only $15, additional tickets will be available for $20 at the door tonight.

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Terrapin Flyer | WOW Hall | 11/6/21

Terrapin Flyer is celebrating 20 years of touring with some of the most iconic members of the Grateful Dead family with a Summer Tour with Melvin Seals from the Jerry Garcia Band June 12 - 28th.  Terrapin Flyer has been performing with Melvin for 15 years including touring under the monikers of both JGB and Melvin Seals and Friends.   The 2019 Terrapin Flyer tour will hit the Midwest and Eastern United States including 2 festival stops.

Spring is springing and Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals are hitting the road again this time going East! Along with Melvin is a great new configuration that includes two players who have never toured with Terrapin with Melvin. The tour will feature bassist extraordinaire Janis Wallin who played with Melvin and Steve Kimock in Crazy Engine and has played many previous TF shows that did not include Melvin.

It was a spare crowd that greeted the band when they took the stage to play “Shakedown Street” but it grew pretty quickly. It seemed to me that a hundred people even on the last day of November was a fairly low turnout. Ashland is invariably a “slow show” crowd and soon afterward there was at least a couple hundred. They were treated to a show that was also a slow burner.

Terrapin Flyer have long been respected for their Grateful Dead interpretations and their tendency to team up with impressive members of the extended Dead family. The Chicago cover group hit Portland’s Star Theatre February 11 as part of a Mardi Gras Tour, presented by the Grateful Web and day-glo’d by the Merry Pranksters, with old friends Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), and Mark Karan (The Other Ones, RatDog) helping to hold down two stellar sets of New Orleans-charged tunes.

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