Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin Flyer is headed to The ELM in Bozeman on Saturday, October 30, 2021 for a A Deadhead Halloween. Just a day before Halloween proper, patrons are encouraged to wear their best costumes as Terrapin puts a spell over Bozeman’s newest venue.
Terrapin Flyer has been belting out Grateful Dead tunes for over two decades and is seen as one of the nation’s finest tribute bands. Touring across the country and headlining festivals, the band draws from a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP). They’ve toured with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan and have done one off shows with many guest musicians including Grammy winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans.
If you have any interest in the Dead, then Terrapin Flyer is a must see… especially on the Saturday before Halloween. Grab your fellow ghosts and ghouls and make sure you join us as we wake the Dead on October 30th!
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About Terrapin Flyer
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 many guest musicians including grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation.
From the band’s humble beginnings sprang forth an ever growing network of musicians. From a loosely associated group of musicians at a jam night, a band began to develop. The original band came into fruition when they were asked to perform with Grateful Dead keyboardist (1990-1995) Vince Welnick on a cable access television show and festival in Madison, WI. After that the band continued to tour with Welnick and performed several times as “Vince Welnick and Friends including headlining the 2004 Dunegrass Festival in Empire, MI to several thousand in attendance. After several tours with Vince Welnick, the band was ready to move on to its next potent association.
An 8 day tour was planned in 2004 with Melvin Seals the consummate B3 organist of the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years. The tour was enough fun for Melvin to recognize that this band could perform under the name JGB on it’s next tour and performed to packed houses under the JGB name on another short tour a bit later in the year. From there several shows were performed with that band as Melvin Seals and Friends. After a decade, the partnership with Melvin Seals and Terrapin Flyer continues today and features the band digging deeply into the JGB catalog and sometimes also includes Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan and Tom Constanten as well. Continue reading…