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Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals & Mark Karan

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Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals & Mark Karan
Friday, May 8, 2015 8:00 PM
The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00 - $25.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Jam Band
All ages admitted.
Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals , Tom Constanten & Mark Karan:

Terrapin Flyer is the Grateful Dead inspired band which often features two of the most relevant members of the Dead's extended family: organist Melvin Seals and guitarist Mark Karan. 

Melvin Seals played Hammond B3 organ in the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years and has honored Jerry's legacy with his band JGB in the years since. He is considered one of the finest Hammond B3 players in the world and was revered by Garcia, and his legion of fans, for bringing authentic gospel, jazz and R&B sensibilities to the improvisational realm.

Mark Karan was tagged as lead guitarist when original Grateful Dead members reconvened as The Other Ones in 1998 and filled the same role with Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist in Bob Weir's Ratdog for 13 years. More recently, he has made frequent appearances with former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh at Lesh's Marin County club, Terrapin Crossroads. Mark has a unique ability to express himself musically on these familiar tunes without sounding derivative of Garcia. 

Terrapin Flyer utilizes a revolving lineup of the nation's finest musicians and is committed to performing with inspired authenticity and precision. On past tours, Terrapin Flyer has featured former Grateful Dead keyboardists Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and Bob Bralove. They have headlined major festivals, performed at prominent venues across the country and are recognized as one of the premier Dead-inspired bands on the circuit.


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