Jerry Garcia birthday celebration with Terrapin Flyer!

Terrapin Flyer

Terrapin Flyer is a Grateful Dead inspired band from Chicago who has toured with Vince Welnick, Melvin Seals, Tom Constanten, Mark Karan and Bob Bralove. Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago. Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since, the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nation. The band draws from the a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP). They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan. Additionally, they have done one off shows with guest musicians such as grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, guitar prodigy Fareed Haque, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation including the Dunegrass Festival, Nelson Ledges, Chicago House of Blues, Founder's Fest, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago and many others.



Jerry Garcia birthday celebration with Terrapin Flyer at The Abbey Pub. For two nights Terrapin Flyer and special guests will honor Jerry's memory by performing 2 classic albums. On 7/31 they will perform Europe '72 and on 8/1 (Jerry's 71st birthday) his first solo album Garcia. As part of their residency at the Abbey, Terrapin Flyer has performed an album every month. Previous albums performed have been Workingman's Dead, Skull and Roses, Wake of the Flood, Jerry Garcia Band and Live Dead. The band faithfully performs the album using the same instrumentation and in a similar, but not identical style.

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