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Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
Like so many other musical endeavors that Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead has been a part of, the Terrapin Family Band grew naturally and spontaneously out of something special. In this case, it was the unique environment that he fostered at Terrapin Crossroads, the music venue that he recently opened in Marin County, CA.
Using the Grateful Dead songbook as a springboard for reinterpretation and as inspiration to create original material, the TFB musicians were inspired as much by one another as they were by the diverse group of influences that they brought to the table; as a result, the music conveyed friendship, respect, warmth, and companionship for listeners and performers alike.
Over time, the band’s music has developed organically, merging and fusing each musician’s influences (including rock, folk, punk, jazz, metal, psychedelic, experimental, classical) into a hard-rockin’ sound rooted in the communal/collective, telepathic, exploratory spirit of the Grateful Dead.
What began as a house band for Phil’s Terrapin Crossroads has turned into something much more, and the band is excited to take the unique Terrapin Family Band sound outside of their home turf as they explore new musical grounds.