Terrapin Flyer featuring Melvin Seals with Gumbo Groove

February 16, 2018 - 8:30pm

On Friday, February 16, The Grateful Web Presents and PharmFresh Flowers welcome Terrapin Flyer featuring Melvin Seals at the WOW Hall.

Come on down and dance to two sets of Grateful Dead music!  The night will be filled with great music and exciting ambiance provided by the Merry Pranksters!  Local talent Gumbo Groove will provide an initial set of their folk-fueled fungrass to get the night started!

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.

Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago.  Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since, the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nation.  The band draws from a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP).  They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan.  Additionally, they have done one off shows with guest musicians such as Grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, guitar prodigy Fareed Haque, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans.  The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation.

 Gumbo Groove’s music is an adventure in genre bending.

“We call it Folk-Fueled Fungrass, played on traditional acoustic instruments,” notes the group’s bio.  “Snatches of David Grisman-like riffs give way to New Orleans’ second line simmers, while shades of the Grateful Dead can be heard wending amongst the chordal carousings.  Always friendly, always fun, Gumbo Groove is a musical incident looking for a place to happen.”

Band members are: Frank Sprouse (guitarist), Steve Mosher (acoustic bass), Kathy Mezger (mandolin) and David Burham (fiddle).

And remember this show is ALL AGES!!!  Bring the kids and get their faces painted!

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 8:30.



Door Time: 
March 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show