Terrapin Flyer utilizes a flexible lineup of recognized talent in different configurations. Band lineups are announced on their facebook page prior to events and often include legendary members of the Grateful Dead extended family including Melvin Seals who performed in the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years, Tom Constanten who was a member of the Grateful Dead from 1968 – 1970, Mark Karan who performed in The Other Ones and Bob Weir’s Ratdog.
Terrapin Flyer also utilizes Bassist “Wavy” Dave Burlingame, drummer extraordinaire Jonathan Reed, soulful singer Kara Cavanaugh, lead guitarist Josh Olken, Bassist Brad Rhea, multi-instrumentalist Cary Cohen, the tremendously talented Packy Lundholm, Bassist Kevin Campbell and many more.
The variety of skilled musicians that are all a part of the band keep the interpretations fresh and exciting. It is a testament to the Grateful Dead’s music that so many different musicians and personalities can come into the band and make the music alive and in the moment.