Terrapin Flyer returns to Wilbert’s to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. Over the course of 20 years, Terrapin Flyer has performed with a who’s who of the top names in the jamband world. The band started touring with former Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick in 2001 as a launchpad and then with Melvin Seals soon after in 2004. After Welnick’s passing the band also began touring with Grateful Dead’s Tom Constanten in 2006. To name all of the musicians who have performed with Terrapin Flyer would be an impossibly exhaustive task, but some include Bob Bralove from the Grateful Dead, Mark Karan from The Other Ones and Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Scott Guberman from Phil Lesh and Friends, Josh Olken from Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals & Tom Constanten, Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB, Wavy Dave Burlingame from Cornmeal, Janis Wallin from Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine and a whole host of tremendously talented musicians from across the country.
Deadheads across the country know and love Terrapin Flyer because the band has toured for so many years and with so many legends. They have strong markets on both coasts and many all points in between. The band’s Facebook page has over 25,000 followers who are eager for the next show.
Deadheads should take interest because the band’s storied history includes them has exploring deeply the roots of the Grateful Dead with Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead keyboardist from 1969-1970). However, Terrapin Flyer might be best known for performing many tours with Melvin Seals from the Jerry Garcia Band since 2004. Melvin performed with the Jerry Garcia Band from 1980 – 1995 and was Garcia’s right hand man.
On the 20th Anniversary Tour, Terrapin Flyer is performing with Wavy Dave Burlingame from Cornmeal on bass. Wavy has been a part of the band since it’s beginnings, but it was with Cornmeal that he established national recognition. Josh Olken will be on lead guitar and Josh is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Jerry Garcia style and sound. Other band members include long-time Terrapin Flyer keyboardist Michael Cole, founder of the band Doug Hagman on rhythm guitar and Pete Lundholm on drums.
Deadheads won’t want to miss this opportunity with one of the best Grateful Dead bands in the country!