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The band consists of Scott Guberman, Mark Karan, Peter Lavezzoli, Mike Pascale on bass, and Robin Sylvester.

Scott Guberman has become an outstandingly important member of the Bay Area music scene in between his shows with Phil Lesh, appearing most often at Terrapin Crossroads. Guberman also has a close musical relationship with Stu Allen, performing with him regularly inside and outside of Lesh’s bands.

Scott Guberman’s history finds him breaking into the Grateful Dead scene at the turn of the millennium. He first gained recognition as a Hammond organist performing heavily with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former Grateful Dead keyboardist, Tom Constanten; and touring with Grateful Dead’s final keyboardist, Vince Welnick.

Mark Karan is best known for performing with the extended Grateful Dead family. For the last twelve years, he has anchored the lead guitar slot in Bob Weir & RatDog, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans year-round. Before crossing over into the land of the Dead, Mark worked his guitar and vocal voodoo for the likes of Dave Mason, Delaney Bramlett, the Rembrandts, Paul Carrack, Huey Lewis, Jesse Colin Young and Sophie B. Hawkins.

 

 

Recently Mark has also discovered a real connection to his acoustic side and has been performing regularly at a variety of intimate, acoustic “house concerts” to delighted audiences…

Mike Pascale has been on the road playing bass with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, played in the Terrapin Family Band during it’s conception, and has been (and is) a regular house musician at Terrapin Crossroads – Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s venue in San Rafael.

Pete “Chef” Lavezzoli, known for his signature style of combining old-school rock and R&B backbeats with a progressive rock and jazz edge, is the touring drummer for Melvin Seals & the Jerry Garcia Band. He has performed with Phil Lesh & Friendsincluding shows with special guest John Mayer;legendary singer-songwriter Peter Rowan; jazz guitarist Randy Bernsen; jazz and rock guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers (Code Talkers, Colonel Bruce Hampton); and blues guitarist Albert Castiglia(Junior Wells, Sandra Hall), among others.

Robin Sylvester is an English musician, based in San Francisco, who is best known for his ongoing work with RatDog. Although primarily a bassplayer, he plays several instruments, including the guitar and keyboards, and has done extensive arranging.  Sylvester began his professional music career with the a cappella London Boy Singers chorus in the 1960s, and as a sound engineer in 1969. Working as an assistant at Abbey Road Studios when The Beatles recorded their eponymous album, he was inspired by Paul McCartney to take up the bass guitar. He also used early synthesisers while playing with and producing Byzantium in 1971. While touring with Dana Gillespie, he moved to the United States in 1974. Clive Davis signed his folk-rock band The Movies to Arista Records, which played around New York and Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Then, as a session musician, he worked alongside Steve Douglas, backing the Beach Boys and Ry Cooder. He also played in live acts led by Marty Balin, Mary Wells, The Shirelles, The Coasters, The Drifters, Billy Preston, Christine McVie, Steve Seskin, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Freddy Fender, Del Shannon, and Vince Welnick’s Missing Man Formation.