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  • 12:30 PM

    Brunch: Victoria George Band

    Brunch: Victoria George Band

    Terrapin Crossroads is excited to have local singer-songwriter, Victoria George and her band, return to 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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  • 8:30 PM

    Reed Mathis & Friends

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  • 7:30 PM

    Elliott Peck & Friends

    Elliott Peck & Friends

    Elliott Peck leads the band on a night of great tunes filled with stellar vocals, harmonies and dynamic interplay.  Joining Elliott will be Jesse Bardwell, Craig MacArthur, Jon Payne & Danny Luehring.12795363_10154027666438556_6782737312883349645_n

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  • 8:00 PM

    Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band: Leshes' Choice: Barton Hall & War Memorial

    Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band: Leshes’ Choice: Barton Hall & War Memorial

    Leshes’ Choice: Barton Hall & War Memorial
    Wednesday, May 10th & Thursday, May 11th 2017
     
    Phil and Grahame sat down last week to pick the upcoming ’77 shows. It didn’t take long:
     

    On May 8, 1977 The Grateful Dead played a legendary show at Cornell’s Barton Hall. Even before its recent official release it was among the most collected, traded and downloaded concerts of any band. It is considered one of the most famous shows in Grateful Dead history.

     
    The very next night, Monday, May 9th, 1977, The Grateful Dead played the War Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. The music was sometimes intense and energetic, sometimes mysterious, and at other times deeply moving.
    Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
    ft. Ross James, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, Alex Koford
    Wednesday, May 10th & Thursday, May 11th 2017
    Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
    TWO DAY PASS:  $77
     
    *Ticket price is a TWO DAY PASS. While tickets are not refundable. You can transfer one or more tickets to other individuals following our ticket transfer policy. Please supply a picture of your ID with a text, email or note including your name and the name of the individual to whom you are releasing your ticket.
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  • 5:00 PM

    Songs To Phil The Air: ft. Phil Lesh, LEBO, Ross James & Craig MacArthur

  • 8:00 PM

    Melvin Seals & JGB wsg/ Phil Lesh sitting in!

    Melvin Seals & JGB wsg/ Phil Lesh sitting in!

    Coming to the Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads on May 12th & 13th, 2017 will be Melvin Seals and JGB! Get your tickets at www.terrapincrossroads.net/tickets.

    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 Zach Nugent’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 12th, 2017
    Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
    Tickets $30, 16+
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  • 8:30 PM

    Top 40 Friday: 45th Anniversary Celebration of "Exile On Main St."

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  • 12:30 PM

    Electric Brunch: ft. Stu Allen & Friends

  • 4:30 PM

    Kids Campfire Saturday: ft. Phil Lesh & Aaron Redner

    Kids Campfire Saturday: ft. Phil Lesh & Aaron Redner

    Campfire Saturdays
    S’mores and Songs
    Join us for the first of our Summer Kids Campfire Saturday’s.
     Phil Lesh & Aaron Redner will lead the kids in a campfire sing along.
    This Saturday, May 13th at 4:30pm in the Terrapin Crossroads Backyard
    Free event!

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  • 8:00 PM

    Melvin Seals & JGB

    Melvin Seals & JGB

    Coming to the Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads on May 12th & 13th, 2017 will be Melvin Seals and JGB! Get your tickets at www.terrapincrossroads.net/tickets.

    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 Zach Nugent’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 13th, 2017
    Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
    Tickets $30, 16+
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  • 8:30 PM

    Aaron Redner & Friends

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  • 7:30 PM

    Edge of the West w/ Buddy Cage

    Edge of the West w/ Buddy Cage

    Edge of the West is a Rock n’ Roots Honky Tonk Jamband. Their catchy, quirky originals and outlaw hippie sound strikes a chord with lovers of alt-country, Americana & the Grateful Dead. The live shows are a blast. The group writes original tunes and draws from from a deep well of eclectic covers, never playing the same show twice. A new record drops May 2016. The band features members of Great American Taxi, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider & more. When playing together in this configuration these guys have a ton of fun, as does the audience. Just try and sit still. Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange yet familiar place, where new friends and old come together for good times –

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     Guitar, vocals:  Jim Lewin   (Todd Snider, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton)

    Bass, vocals:     Bill Laymon  (Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage)

    Drums, vocals: David Tucker  (Maria Muldaur, Tommy Castro)

    Keyboards:         Jonathon Dryden  (Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant)
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  • 12:30 PM

    Brunch: The Easy Leaves

    Brunch: The Easy Leaves

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    The Easy Leaves are very top of the Country heap here in San Francisco, headlining and filling big rooms (Great American Music Hall, The Independent, Mystic Theatre), main stage set at last year’s Outside Lands Festival (Willie Nelson told them ‘We should play together again’!), CMT premieres their videos … But more to the point, they write, record, and perform incredible songs. Songs that are meticulously crafted, and have great capabilities of (just plain) moving people. Under the guidance of Merle Haggard’s music, and countless other important poets, The Easy Leaves have written their own great collection of poetry for the common man.

    The 78 Project, a documentary by Spike Lee’s music supervisor currently on the festival circuit, recreating Alan Lomax’s journey to capture important American Folk music on its home porches found, recorded, The Easy Leaves for their film (alongside Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Townes Earl, Richard Thompson, John Doe of X, and other great talents). NPR, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times have featured it, and The Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and the Alan Lomax estate are active advisors.

    The Easy Leaves have been hired as sole support on shows and runs by Dwight Yoakam, Ry Cooder & Ricky Skaggs, Junior Brown, Robert Earl Keen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Asleep At The Wheel, Kasey Chambers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jim Lauderdale, Los Lobos, Langhorne Slim, and Lake Street Dive. The Easy Leaves are fantastic live!

    Finally, they’re grounded (Sonoma County farm boys), low key, classy, charismatic, and professional aka They’re a joy to have over to your place.

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  • 3:30 PM

    "Stories & Songs" w/ Phil Lesh, ft: Scott Law, Chris Haugen & Avram Siegel

    “Stories & Songs” w/ Phil Lesh, ft: Scott Law, Chris Haugen & Avram Siegel

    “Stories & Songs” with Phil Lesh, a free outdoor afternoon of music and storytelling for kids and their families.

    Starting at 3:30pm, come and enjoy Terrapins backyard while Phil Lesh reads some of his favorite kids books, before playing a set of children’s songs on the Back Porch stage with Scott Law, Avram Siegel & Chris Haugen.

    Parents can enjoy a cold beer or cocktails outside in our backyard while enjoying kid friendly music with the family. There is lots of room for the kids to run around, a super-fun pirate ship for the kids to climb on, and for the teenagers and adults…three bocce courts!
    All ages are welcome!

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  • 7:30 PM

    Midnight North

    Midnight North

    When you come to see Midnight North on a Sunday night at Terrapin Crossroads you’ll get to hear a wide array of musical genres including Americana, Blues, Country and Rock n Roll. You’ll find the singers sliding into three part harmonies that are as comfortable as an old pair of jeans, the rhythm section making themselves at home in any groove from a stomp to a slow-burn or boogie, and you’ll experience fresh original songs that contribute to a new page in the American songbook.11219389_498182220360031_7960209800319355199_n

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  • 8:00 PM

    Chris Robinson's Hootenanny Heroes

    Chris Robinson’s Hootenanny Heroes

    Coming to the Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room for a series of 3 shows, on May 25th, June 9th & 16th, will be legendary singer Chris Robinson and a revolving door of some of the bay area’s finest musicians, known as Chris Robinson’s Hootenanny Heroes. You never know who might show up! Get your tickets for these exciting shows at www.terrapincrossroads.net/tickets.
    Chris Robinson’s Hootenanny Heroes
    Thursday, May 25th, 2017
    Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
    Tickets $40, 16+

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  • 8:30 PM

    Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs!

    Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs!

    “Click’s new album, Holding up the Sun, reinforces the fact that Click is one of the best alt-country artists of this century.”

    – Robert Leggett / No Depression Magazine

    Danny Click’s sound is a refreshing return to smart, sassy blues-inflected country rock. Think Tom Petty crossed with Wilco, spiced with the southern tradition of Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt. Add to that Click’s searing guitar, reminiscent of Stevie Ray and David Lindley, and you’ve got at least part of the picture.

    Then there are Click’s live shows; an anything-can-happen mix of stellar songwriting alternating with blistering blues-rock. When Click brings it down with the strings-inflected “Blue Skies”, you can hear every breath in the room; when he launches into the infectious “Wait My Turn,” there’s not one person who can stay seated.

    Lastly, there’s his songwriting. Continuing in the tradition of the Texas greats, Click pens wide open songs deeply rooted in a life well-lived.
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  • 7:30 PM

    Scott Metzger & Friends (ft. Sunny Ozell & Co.)

    Scott Metzger & Friends (ft. Sunny Ozell & Co.)

    Scott Metzger has developed a reputation as a highly sought after NYC-area freelance guitarist / pedal steel player / singer. Metzger has played more than 1,000+ live performances throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia and Scott has performed and recorded extensively with projects of all genres, and is a first call player in genres ranging from singer/songwriter to soul to free form “jazz” to Americana/country. He has performed at esteemed festivals worldwide, such as The Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Bonnaroo, The Newport Folk Festival, Lockn, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as well as famous and historic venues worldwide; Central Park Summer Stage, The Fillmore San Francisco, Ancient Belgique (Brussels, Belgium), The Blue Note New York, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Fox Theatre Oakland, Lincoln Center, and The Capitol Theatre.

    Scott has performed, recorded, and toured with acts including: John Mayer, producer Mark Howard, Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Trixie Whitley, Nicole Atkins, Nels Cline (of Wilco), LaLa Brooks (of the world famous Crystals), Phil Lesh & Friends, Shooter Jennings, Erik Deutsch, Eric Krasno, Grammy award winner Mike Farris, Bob Weir, Gene & Dean Ween, Anders Osborne, Galactic, Joss Stone, Moby, Marco Benevento, Stanton Moore Trio, Trey Anastasio, Chris Harford and the Band of Changes, and others.

    Currently, Scott is a full time member of the critically acclaimed, increasingly popular Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bustle in Your Hedgerow, and fronts the project WOLF! (Royal Potato Family Records), an instrumental guitar trio whose music has been featured on the hit television series Z-Nation. In addition, Scott has made various appearances on national television, performing on Good Day New York and was featured playing a duet with Nicole Atkins on the season 1 finale of Cameron Crowe’s Showtime series ‘Roadies.’
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  • 8:00 PM

    Lazyman

    Lazyman

    Lazyman is a Northern California rock band influenced by delta blues, “good” country music, African rhythms and tasty jams. Featuring Terrapin regulars Steve Pile, Brian Rashap, Craig MacArthur, Scott Guberman & Alex Koford.

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