Dead heads rejoice! If for some odd reason you missed Dark Star Orchestra two weeks ago, or you just need another dose of the Dead, Terrapin Flyer will be at The Mousetrap this Wednesday February 19th at 8 PM.
This Chicago based group has been channeling their inner Grateful Dead since 1999, and understandably, as three of the members have been involved in various Dead affiliated projects. Legendary musicians Melvin Seals, Mark Karan, and Tom Constanten all have history with the Dead. Melvin Seals, of Jerry Garcia Band and JGB fame, has been playing with Terrapin Flyer since 2004. He toured with the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years. Famed for his skilled organ playing, Seals is a seasoned veteran in the Dead catalog.
Former Grateful Dead member, Tom Constanten began touring with Flyer in 2006. Constanten was their keyboardist from 1968-1970. As a member, he contributed to the albums: Anthem of the Sun, Aoxomoxoa, and Live Dead. Considering his stint with the Dead, he is more than well versed in their musical philosophy.
Additionally, Mark Karan performs with the group. Karan was selected after Garcia’s death to replace him in The Other Ones. Since 1998 he has been the guitarist for Bob Weir’s group RatDog. He has also toured with Phil Lesh & Friends every now and then. Other players in Terrapin Flyer include “Wavy” Dave Burlington from Cornmeal, and Mike Hazdra former bassist of Dark Star Orchestra.
Wow! Flyer certainly boasts an impressive and complex list of Grateful Dead family relations. Although Terrapin Flyer displays a diversity of musical influences, one thing can be sure, they will do their best to rouse the magic of the Grateful Dead this Wednesday.
The Mousetrap Bar and Grill
5565 N.Keystone Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220