Antwerp's Placebo is a rare combination of Bay Area Grateful Dead
band veterans who emphasis is improvisation leveraging off the many
years of music played by the Grateful Dead. It is not so much the notes
played, but what is done with those notes that helps differentiate this
band from other GD type bands. It is a real respect for the genuine approach of
interacting with each other as a small group improv ensemble that aids
the band's innate ability to capture the magic in the moment in an effort
to describe the indescribable.
"Placebo" is Latin for "I shall please."
Lance Case: guitar, vocals (Open Space Project, Foolish Hearts)
Duane Day: bass, vocals (Jerry's Kids)
James Miller: keys, vocals (Workingman's Ed, Dead Guise, Live Dead)
Ben Schroeter: drums (Stan Murdock, Carlosity, Jerry's Kids)
Phil_Coulson: guitar, vocals (Cryptical, Jerry's Kids, Foolish Hearts)
Members of this band individually have had the pleasure of sharing the
stage with such notable musicians as Phil Lesh, Vince Welnick, Merl Saunders,
John Cippolina, Steve Kimock, Henry Kaiser,and more.