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May 2016
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  • 4:20 PM

    Happy Hour ft. Scott Law & Brian Rashap

  • 8:00 PM

    Melvin Seals and JGB

    Melvin Seals and JGB

    Coming to the Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads on May 6th, 2016 will be Melvin Seals and JGB! Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
    Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert’s guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.
    In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.
    Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!

    Melvin Seals & JGB
    Friday, May 6th, 2016
    Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
    Tickets $30, 16+
    www.terrapincrossroads.net/tickets11204471_987033571379820_3895248971329852409_n

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  • 8:30 PM

    Top 40 Friday, A Live Music Dance Party ft: Scott Law & The Terrapin All-Stars

    Top 40 Friday, A Live Music Dance Party ft: Scott Law & The Terrapin All-Stars

    Every Friday in May, Terrapin Crossroads will feature “Top 40 Fridays, A Live Music Dance Party .”  This will include ANY song that was ever a Top 40 radio hit in the history of Top 40.  So the playing field is wide open.  This week features Scott Law, Sean Leahy, Eric DiBerardino, Scott Guberman, and Ezra Lipp.Rock Nost

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  • 12:30 PM

    Brunch: ft. Stu Allen, Scott Law, Mike Pascale, & Pete Lavezzoli

  • 4:20 PM

    Happy Hour: ft. Scott Law

  • 8:00 PM

    Melvin Seals and JGB

    Melvin Seals and JGB

    Coming to the Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads on May 7th, 2016 will be Melvin Seals and JGB! Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
    Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert’s guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.
    In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.
    Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!

    Melvin Seals & JGB
    Saturday, May 7th, 2016
    Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
    Tickets $30, 16+
    www.terrapincrossroads.net/tickets11204471_987033571379820_3895248971329852409_n

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  • 8:30 PM

    Scott Law & Ross James' Cosmic Twang

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  • 4:20 PM

    Happy Hour: ft Megan Palmer w/ special guests Allen Thompson & Jason Crosby

    Happy Hour: ft Megan Palmer w/ special guests Allen Thompson & Jason Crosby

    Megan Palmer’s music is born from finding her way. Starting in Ohio where she performed with local heroes The Spikedrivers, she explored New York City before venturing to Nashville, TN where she’s made a stunningly honest and adeptly produced album entitled What She’s Got To Give.

    Produced by Patrick Damphier at Nashville’s Club Roar Studio, and recorded in 6 days of mostly live tracking, this album features the stellar contributionsof Jon Radford, Tony Scherr, Larry Cook,Tim Easton and Amy Speace.

    What She’s Got To Give serves as both a defining moment in Megan’s artistic journey and a chance to further define herself among her peers.

    “It was about facing truth, fear, rejection, anger, love and loss…It’s sort of me reclaiming myself as the person or writer I want to represent myself as. I have to have a transformative moment in my writing…take the anger and figure out a non destructive way to get out of it,”

    The rough and tumble, ramshackle roll of the album’s opener, The Only Trumpet is beautifully juxtaposed with Palmer’s assuredly yet casually delivered singing. The album’s title track What She’s Got To Give begins with such beauty and simplicity you wonder if you’ve heard it somewhere before? Lyrically, it’s the kind of song that only comes along if you’re willing to scare yourself to death. The album progresses and rolls in some Stonesy honky tonk barroom brawls, Beatlesesque rock’n’roll pop, sweet and sparkling edgeiness, lush harmonies and ethereal clouds of slide guitar that crescendo into another plane by way of faded delay and distant reverb.

    This record leaves the impression that Megan is one of those rare people who truly care. (She spends her spare nights and days as a Palliative Care Nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital). She expertly communicates in her songs her sense of kindness and compassion even when there’s good reason to behave otherwise. It’s not just something she says, it’s also who she is as an artist and person.

    What She’s Got To Give is another new and beautiful beginning for Palmer. What’s to follow for her promises to be just as brilliant as what she’s done and it leaves us wanting more from a new brilliant and powerful voice.1459628344730

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  • 7:30 PM

    Jay Lane & Friends

    Jay Lane & Friends

    Drummer extraordinaire, Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus) leads the band through 2 sets of music.  Free of any cover charge, and all ages.
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  • 4:20 PM

    Happy Hour: ft. The Rowan Brothers

    Happy Hour: ft. The Rowan Brothers

    Brothers Chris and Lorin Rowan perform acoustic music with their signature hauntingly beautiful vocal harmonies.11043368_10205131459219154_2388864857104744473_o

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  • 8:30 PM

    San Geronimo

    San Geronimo

    10903993_867885909930704_8011440821034945679_oSan Geronimo website:
    http://www.sangeronimomusic.com

    Bio:
    Rolling down a dusty west Marin back-road with the ocean breeze in their face. San Geronimo push the boundaries of their musical reach to perpetual heights as they soar above the Redwoods. Echoing pedal steel, ripping guitar, a rumbling rhythm section and a pair of sharp tonged troubadours splitting the “front man” duties find San Geronimo tapping into the deep musical roots of the northern California hills to bring you a sound that you’ll find fresh and new yet oh so familiar.

    Described by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as “Hard charging Americana” the dually fronted outfits second to none songwriting draws from the inkwells of both Jeremy D’Antonio and Darren Nelson, giving the band a level of diversity rarely matched in today’s music scene. Add the wizardry of Dave Zirbel’s charging pedal steel and lead guitar lines that twist and turn seamlessly through the bordering on chaotic rhythms provided by drummer Dan Luehring who’s only tether to earth may be the pounding but melodic bass lines.
    The band’s 2 1/2 year residency at Terrapin Crossroads has afforded them the perfect venue to hone in their ever-present chemistry and deep sense of camaraderie. The results are undeniable and infectious. Having recently shared the stage with the likes of Colonel Bruce Hampton, Trigger Hippie, Billy Kreutzmann, Wynona Judd, Robert Earl Keen and Phil Lesh, the band is firing on all cylinders as they careen down that dusty road with the speakers blaring!

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  • 4:20 PM

    Happy Hour: ft. Ross James & Cmac

  • 7:30 PM

    The Incubators

    The Incubators

    Singer-songwriters Katie Freeman and Chris Chappell (The Incubators) fold their harmonies with a nest collective of talented musicians into their American roots-rock omelet of blues, folk, country and jazz music. For performances they are joined by Robin Sylvester – bass (RatDog, Rock Collection), Mike Pascale – guitar (Terrapin Family Band), Ben Jacobs – keyboards (Poor Man’s Whiskey), Mingo Lewis, Jr. – percussion (Groundation), Paul Spina – drums (Groundation, Frobeck).

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  • 4:20 PM

    Happy Hour ft: Alex Koford & Mike Pascale

  • 8:30 PM

    Victoria George

    Victoria George

    Terrapin Crossroads is excited to have local singer-songwriter, Victoria George and her band, make their debut on the bar stage.

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    California Country.

    Yes, California Country is a thing. It’s a beautiful thing, actually. It’s the gift Victoria George gives her growing legion of fans everyday, and it’s worth knowing intimately.
    California Country happens when places like Northern California’s Marin County and country music meccas like Nashville collide. The result in Victoria George’s case is rather fascinating — a sound that’s part San Francisco folk, part Nashville/bluegrass twang, all heart and revelations and smarty-pants yarn-spinnin’. Gather round, Victoria beckons.
    Victoria is by now a confident mid-career singer-songwriter who knows what and who she is. She comes from a family of artists and herself has a background in theater. And, well, she’s lovely. So it’s not all that surprising she commands a stage with the zeal of an Allison Krauss or Bonnie Raitt, artists who check their pretention at the door and prefer honest-to-goodness stories.
    Music biz folks have indeed taken notice throughout the years. Victoria has worked in and outside of Nashville’s finest publishing houses and shared bills with the likes of Brandi Carlisle, the Doobie Brothers, Steve Earle, Delta Rae and other industry names that speak for themselves.
    To a person, she’ll say she’s never fit cleanly into the San Francisco or Nashville Venn diagram. Ambitious as she is, Victoria really doesn’t care much for catering her sound to fit mainstream country conventions. She writes songs the way chefs surprise regulars — love songs turn dark and drinking songs morph into existential mediations with regularity (related warning: the song “Sweet Amnesia” should only be consumed right before happy hours). Defining tracks like “Letters” and “Tables are Turning” smack listeners in the face with street-philosopher smarts. Nothing quite like it in Nashville, California or anywhere radios hold court.
    But she embraces her place in the lineage of folk artists primarily concerned with crafting songs to make people think and feel something meaningful. That’s the California Country way, and the Victoria George creed.

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  • 12:00 PM

    Spring Fling w/ Phil Lesh & Friends!

    Spring Fling w/ Phil Lesh & Friends!

    Terrapin Nation, dance outside in the sunshine at Terrapin Crossroads​’ Spring Fling on Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

    Phil has recruited an absolutely mind-blowing band that includes Chris Robinson, John Scofield​, Scott Law​, Jason Crosby​, and Tony Leone to perform on the new Back Porch stage.  Lorin Rowan’s Rattlebox​ w/ Barry Sless​ & Doug Harman and other musical guests will be on hand, as well, to help celebrate Springtime at Terrapin.

    We will have a beer garden, batched cocktails, along with food stations.  Our bocce courts will be open to play throughout the day.  This event will be a rain or shine event

    Spring Fling w/ Phil Lesh & Friends
    ft. Chris Robinson, John Scofield, Scott Law, Jason Crosby, & Tony Leone
    Lorin Rowan’s Rattlebox w/ Barry Sless & Doug Harman
    May 21st, 2016
    Doors 12pm
    Tickets $65, 16+
    Rain or shine

    Get your tickets at www.terrapincrossroads.net/tickets.

    *Onsite Parking only available with parking pass. Parking passes are available to purchase along with your ticket, although they are limited and there is no guarantee of availability. IMG_4598

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  • 4:20 PM

    Happy Hour: ft. Mike Pascale & Cmac

  • 7:30 PM

    Go By Ocean

    Go By Ocean

    Go By Ocean has a unique sound that was developed and matured during a year-long Saturday night residency at Phil Lesh’s venue Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA back in 2014 and has evolved since. The band creates diverse sonic landscapes that range from radiant and inspiring to dark and mournful, supporting Ryan McCaffrey’s lyrics steeped in empathy and yearning as struggle evolves into hope.

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  • 7:30 PM

    Phil Lesh & Friends Celebrate 1987 Grateful Dead!

    Phil Lesh & Friends Celebrate 1987 Grateful Dead!

    1987 saw the Grateful Dead​ reach the Top 10 Billboard Chart with the single “Touch of Grey,” off the album, “In the Dark,” catapulting the band to new heights of commercial success. On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, Phil Lesh and Friends​ will go back in time to celebrate this amazing year for the Grateful Dead by performing a show from 1987, in the Grate Room, at Terrapin Crossroads​. Joining Phil will be Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh​, Scott Guberman​, Ezra Lipp​, and Alex Koford​.

    Phil Lesh & Friends Celebrate Grateful Dead 1987
    ft. Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Scott Guberman, Ezra Lipp, & Alex Koford
    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
    Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
    Tickets $79, 16+
    www.terrapincrossroads.net/ticketsIMG_4976

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