The Inspiration

Phil and Jill Lesh built Terrapin Crossroads based on the love and the inspiration they found in Levon Helms’s legendary Midnight Rambles that took place at his Woodstock home.

“When I played Levon’s Midnight Ramble with my boys Grahame and Brian, along with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, a couple years back, I was so taken with the family atmosphere – breaking bread together in his kitchen and then walking through the kitchen door right onto the stage to play; Levon playing and singing with his daughter Amy, me with my boys.

I knew that I wanted to do something similar here at home. So much of our vision comes from there – an intimate setting, collaboration with different musicians, multi-generationally friendly. It’s safe to say that this place would not exist if not for Levon’s example and encouragement. I’d like to dedicate not just the show, or the next show, or everything we do here, but the whole place, to Levon Helm.” – Rolling Stone

Today, Phil and Jill’s dream has come true. Terrapin Crossroads is a restaurant and venue that offers the community a gathering place to enjoy great food and listen to some amazing music. Whether that  be talented, young musicians starting their careers here at Terrapin, or seasoned, well-known musicians playing in the Grate Room or popping into the Restaurant to play and have some fun, there is always something exciting going on at TXR.

Phil Lesh